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Most Epic Moments At The MTV Video Music Awards

Moments that made us go "WTF?!" at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The MTV Video Music Awards is one of the craziest and most outrageous awards shows. The annual show is an event - on and offstage - filled with moments that we can't stop talking about. The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards airs this Sunday with appearances from Rihanna, Britney Spears, and Nicki Minaj. While we wait for the big event, here's seven epic moments from VMA history.

The Kiss

The celebrity hookup to end all celebrity hookups. In 2003, the legend Madonna passed the torch - and her tongue - to newcomer Britney Spears onstage. The epic performance, which also featured Christina Aguilera, finished off with a smooch that has everyone talking til this day.

Kanye vs. Taylor Swift

It was the speech that launched a million jokes— and is still brewing today. Kanye West was so mad when Taylor Swift won Best Female Video over Beyonce in 2009 that he stormed the stage. The moment catapulted Taylor to international fame and well, made Kanye public enemy number one. The two have yet to really reconcile, and we all have reason to highly doubt we'll be seeing that done anytime soon..

Lil' Kim's Accessory

How do you steal the stage from Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige? With a nip slip, duh! Lil' Kim and her bouncy breast took over the 1999 VMAs with a peep show that everyone - including Diana Ross, who got to second base with the rapper - enjoyed.

Nicki Minaj NSFW

Nicki Minaj is usually not shy showing off her assets. In 2014, the rapper took the stage with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for the girl power song "Bang Bang." Too bad all we could focus on was Nicki having a major wardrobe malfunction, nearly flashing the entire VMA audience onstage.

Britney's Not-So-Hot Comeback

After a highly-publicized meltdown, Britney Spears opened up the 2007 VMAs with her new song "Gimme More." The usually-toned and sexy singer looked a little out of shape and off her game. Oops!

Maybe Baby?

We've watched Beyonce and Jay Z's romance blossom through the years on the VMAs. In 2011, the superstar surprised the world by debuting her pregnancy in the most amazing way: She dropped her mic after performing "Love On Top" and rubbed her belly. 

Blue Ivy Steals The Show

Blue Ivy made her big VMA debut in mama Beyonce's belly. In 2014, the toddler stole the show again when Beyonce was awarded the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. The family that comes to the VMAs together, stays together.

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