Since Madonna first writhed on the floor back in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have been the home for expressive musicians to show off their wildest fashion statements for the world. But thanks to the likes of Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, we feel like we’re in a golden era of completely wackadoodle VMA costumes — and we’re loving every second of it. As we gear up to witness a whole new round of eye-popping styles at Thursday night’s show, we thought we’d take a look back at the past 28 years of craziness. There are the ones everyone remembers, like Marilyn Manson’s corset, Lil’ Kim’s purple pasty, Christina Aguilera’s showgirl frock and Gaga’s infamous meat dress. Our research also unveiled some forgotten gems, like David Lee Roth’s Hawaiian chic, Big Boi’s Muppet pants, and a particularly horrendous pastel tie-dye thing that we hope Justin Timberlake regrets as much as we do. Flip through the gallery below at your own risk…
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Before we can say anything else, how about Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose getting frisky on the green carpet, huh? The 2011 BET Awards took place at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A last night and the duo looked quite happy wrapped around each other! We’re also loving the Dolce & Gabbana blazer and pants combination Alicia Keys wore to the event andÃ‚Â Kerry Washington has our vote with that acidic Michael Kors gown. We also totally expected Nicki Minaj to bring on some full-on cray-cray but it was a half-hearted commitment. We think she actually looked quite pretty in the textured pink dress-tight-boots outfit she was working.
If you want the list of winners, click here, but hint hint: Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes are in there. Also spotted were folks like Nelly, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige,Ã‚Â Jill Scott (love her) and the Smith kids — Jaden and Willow. Of course, Willow’s pal Justin Bieber was there too. Was there any ground breaking fashion? No, but everyone looked really comfortable which is quite a change! Having said that, we would like to forget all about Amber Rose’s shredded catsuit forever. Take a look at our gallery for all the action!
Way to control the angers issues! Not. Busta Rhymes is in trouble for allegedly throwing a glass of water at a woman called Devin Cooper at Mr Chows in Beverly Hills.
The lawsuit states that the rapper’s (real name: Trevor Smith) entourage started the bust-up. A woman seated with him started yelling at Ms. Cooper and her friend because they were apparently “too close to their table.”Ã‚Â Excuse you!Ã‚Â And even though they did move, Devin and her friend allege that Busta’s lady pal didn’t stop making “loud and aggressive” comments. And when Cooper and Co. asked the woman to chill Busta apparently popped a vein and screamed, “That’s my sister, that’s my blood!”
He then supposedly got increasingly aggressive and threw a glass of water at Devin, which missed her by a hair’s breadth, leaving her “shocked and afraid for her safety.” The result, they relate, is that they bolted from the restaurant, but are now hitting back with claim for $25,000 for assault and battery.
What, say you, is the consensus? True or false? This isn’t the first time he’s being sued for losing his cool. Busta was sued by Roberto LeBron for allegedly spitting on his car and beating him up Ã‚Â in 2007. And lets not forget that he was also sued earlier that year for kicking his driver, Eddie Hatchett. The odds don’t look good!
Like anyone, celebrities are not immune to anger or rage. Maybe it’s the relentless paparazzi or annoying fans. Or maybe it’s just life in general that’s gettin’ their goats. Regardless, sometimes the best way to vent is to proudly display the good ‘ol middle digit. Check out Ashton Kutcher, Fergie, Suri Cruise (!), Samantha Ronson, Courtney Love (repeat offender) and 50 other stars flipping the infamous bird.
In 1996, ex-Leaders Of New School rapper Busta Rhymes released his first solo album, The Coming. That same year, future Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant appeared in his first movie, The First Wives Club. both entertainers were born on May 20th. Which one is older?
Eid Mubarak! With Eid Ul-Adah behind us and Islamic New Year days away, we put together a list of some of Hollywood’s Hottest Muslim stars. These talented Qur’an toting followers of Allah sing, dance, rap, model, and just are fabulous overall. Check out our list of Hollywood’s Hottest Muslim stars!
What R&B star was gushing about Ashanti while hanging at Las Vegas hotspot Lavo?
Kid Rock and Tommy Lee have thrown fists at each other, Luke Campbell and his 2 Live Crew pals performed “Banned In the USA,” Madge and Brit did their infamous lip lock thing — there’s always something big happening at MTVs annual VMAs show. We decided to corral some of the great, silly, or dubious moments that stick in our mind. They may not be the most outrageous ever, but they’re all quite memorable. After the jump, take a look back at these moments and tune into MTV Sunday at 9PM EST to watch the 2008 Video Music Awards.