10 Memorable Moments in VMAs History

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MTV’s big show is taking place this Sunday night at 9 pm ET, and every year there’s been something outrageous that goes down on the VMAs stage. Whether it’s Courtney Love crashing Kurt Loder‘s Madonna interview, Dennis Miller trying to talk to cosmonauts, or Nirvana‘s Kris Novoselic knocking himself out during “Rape Me,” there’s a three-ring circus in effect.

We made up a list of 10 VMAs moments that stick in the minds of many longtime viewers. See if your fave – like parolee Lil Kim showing up in chic jailhouse orange – is part of our collection.

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