We’re used to Madonna doing shocking things. To be honest it’s more shocking when she behaves herself. But at the 2003 MTV Awards she roped in pop youngsters Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears for her Like A Virgin tribute.
The world collectively gasped (and Justin Timberlaked looked unimpressed) when Madonna and Britney snogged!
When Taylor Swift got up off her seat and walked on stage to collect her award in the Best Female Video category for You Belong With Me, little did she know that Kanye West was also headed to the stage.
Kanye thought that his pal Beyonce deserved to win for Single Ladies, but instead of keeping that thought to himself he walked on stage and attempted to wrestle Taylor’s Moonman trophy out her hands while declaring Beyonce the real winner. Awks!
Lady GaG’s awards show performance are always epic events, but everyone still talks about the time she turned up wearing a steak!
There’s poor old Madonna trying to conduct a fairly serious interview about winning an award and recording the Evita soundtrack when Courtney Love decides to crash the party.
Courtney takes attention seeking to a new level as she flings objects at Madonna before storming on set (to the horror of Madge) and joining the interview. Rock and roll!
Flashback to 1999, and two of the biggest divas of the day – that’s Mary J Blige and Lil Kim – are on stage to introduce that legend that is Dianna Ross.
Just as fascinated as the rest of us with Kim’s seashell covered boob, the grand dame of Motown couldn’t resist the opportunity to give Kim’s half-exposes lady lump a little jiggle. Which is exactly what we would have done.
By ‘gets in his face’ we don’t mean it in quite the usual sense of being a bit annoying. Oh no, this goes far beyond annoying.
Flying overhead a bare bottomed Bruno has some navigational problems and ends bum up in Eminem’s lap. Meaning Em's face and Bruno’s butt met on live TV!
When we say ‘mad man’ we mean mad as in angry. Now we’ve got that little disclaimer out of the way….
J-Lo and her glittery swimming cap were left stunned when a disgruntled audience member walked on stage and began ranting about MTV rejecting his TV show.
Jen was due to present Panic! At The Disco with their best video gong – instead said random dude grab a mic and began his protest! He's got nothing on Kayne!
Oh, so much about Nirvana’s performance is worth talking about.
The band started off singing the not at all MTV friendly Rape Me before getting on with singing planned track Lithium. Then bassist Krist Novoselic’s rock and roll moment didn’t go to plan. He threw his bass into the air and caught it with his face – knocking himself out in the process.
The whole thing was topped off by Kurt Cobain spitting on Axle Rose’s piano (he was feuding with Guns N Roses at the time). Except it wasn’t Axl’s piano, it was Elton John’s. Poor Elt.
Britney’s performance of I’m A Slave 4 U is one of her most iconic performances ever.
Everyone remembers that albino python draped around her neck, but the show stopping performance also included Brit in a cage with a big cat (looks like a lioness to us, feel free to correct), and a stage full of sexy dancers. Actual amazingness!