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The Top 10 Most Cringeworthy VMA Moments: Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Lil Mama And More

10 Most Cringeworthy VMA Moments

Sure, we watch the MTV Video Music Awards to see our favorite artists pick up a trophy or two for their work in the past year and to watch some phenomenal performances. But there’s a big reason it’s way more fun to watch than, say, the Grammys: Having this many stars in such a party-hard atmosphere always leads to some of the best unscripted moments on TV. A whole lot of those moments are simply fun, but often they turn into car-wreck spectacles. Of course, the latter is what we end up remembering in the decades that follow. From Andrew Dice Clay’s off-color jokes that got him banned from MTV for life to Michael Jackson’s misunderstood birthday cake to Kanye West’s infamous “Imma let you finish” speech, we love those moments that make us cringe in our seats, anticipating the embarrassment the perpetrators probably won’t feel until the morning after. While we eagerly await a whole new batch, here are our top 10 most cringeworthy moments of VMA history:

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Stars Channel MJ At The BET Awards

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There was no shortage of red leather, single gloves, and shoulder pads at the BET Awards last night. From the red carpet to the stage, everyone from host Jamie Foxx to Ciara to Lil Wayne honored the trademark style of Michael Jackson.

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When Fashion Does Not Rock

What was being served at Conde Nast’s Fashion Rocks Concert? Helluva way to kick off NY Fashion Week! Not only were the celebs rocking whack duds, many also seemed VERY out of it. Take a look below.

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