The 9 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments in VMA History
The MTV’s Video Music Awards are coming this Sunday and we are beyond excited to see what will happen at this year’s event! Last year was pretty eventful, so we’re hoping that this year’s awards will top it. Since the VMAs have become synonymous with controversy, we decided to take a stroll down memory lane and take a look at some of the most memorable but controversial moments from previous years. Some of these scandals are still fresh in our memory; however, others may have been completely forgotten. Here are 9 of the most memorable but scandalous moments from the MTV VMAs!
9. Justin Bieber
At the 2011 MTV VMAs, Justin Bieber made a few people squeamish. He showed up on the red carpet with a baby boa constrictor – who goes by the name of Johnson – wrapped around his hand. It looks like the snake was there purely for shock value. A couple months after the event, Bieber announced that he was going to auction off Johnson with all proceeds going Pencils of Promise, one of the organizations he sponsored through his Believe charity drive.
8. Kanye West and Taylor Swift
In 2009, Kanye West shocked everyone when he suddenly appeared on stage when Taylor Swift was accepting the award for Best Female Video and interrupted her halfway through her acceptance speech, protesting that Beyonce deserved the award instead for her “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” video. After he handed the microphone back to her, Swift stood there stunned, as MTV quickly cut to a video featuring Tracey Morgan and Eminem. Thankfully Beyonce invited her on stage to finish her acceptance speech when she picked up the award for Video of the Year.