Every year millions of people sit down in front of their televisions to watch their favorite artists win awards or perform their hits. But little did they know that they would also get a little extra with the usual program. Throughout the years we have witnessed artists and fans lose their minds and do the craziest things, from a spazzing out on stage next to a rock legend to an artist wrecking what should have been a very special moment for another artist. The history of music awards shows are littered with acceptance speech crashers and performance crashes. Here are 10 of the most memorable! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the #FAIL Awards.
10. Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and his guitar at the 1992 VMAs
At the height of grunge, Nirvana took the stage at the 1992 VMAs to perform their hit “Lithium.” Like most of Nirvana’s performance everyone knew that it was time to rock out. However, no one knew that the ensuing chaos would cause bloodshed. Towards the end of their performance, Krist Novoselic thought it would be a good idea to toss his bass in the air and catch it. That was the plan, but that is not what happened. Instead of Novoselic catching it in his hands, he caught it right in the forehead! Amazingly, he was ok! The paramedics checked him out and bandaged his head. But that’s not all: shortly before the performance ended, Nirvana got three uninvited crashers on to the stage with them. If you look closely you can see that three fans jumped on to the stage, quickly runs across, and dive into the crowd. The funny part about this chaos is that instead of the crowd catching the divers everyone moved out of the way and let them fall to the ground. I guess they know better now. EVERYONE gets a #FAIL.
9. Shawn Colvin and ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard) at the 1998 Grammys
Before Erykah Badu and Wyclef Jean announced the winner of Song of the Year, ODB made his way to the stage and gave Badu a kiss on the cheek. He then proceeded to grab one of the microphones off the stage and go into a tirade about his group, Wu-Tang Clan, losing Best Rap Album to Puff Daddy. After making everyone aware that his outfit “costed a lot of money,” Wu-Tang should have won and that “Wu-Tang is for da churdren” (we think he was trying to say children) he was politely pushed off the stage. Now I know it is bad to speak ill of the dead so I will leave it at R.I.P. O.D.B. but you get a #FAIL.