Think Madonna kissing Britney Spears at the '03 VMAs was surprising? Check out that plus nine other wacky moments from MTV Video Music Awards' history.
When you get the biggest pop stars, rappers and rockers on the planet all in one room together, egos are bound to mix in unexpected ways. But broadcasting that live, a la the VMAs? You're just asking for fireworks.
As the MTV Video Music Awards celebrates another broadcast, we're showcasing the 10 craziest moments in the award show's history. Kanye may not steal Taylor's thunder again this year, and Madonna (probably) won't kiss anyone, but we can always hope for unscripted moments like these.
Kanye Bumrushes Taylor Swift, 2009
The only good thing about Kanye's outburst at the 2009 VMAs is the amusing Internet meme it inspired for a solid three months. Now he doesn't need to pull stunts like that to be heard. Still, you can't help but feel bad for sweet-as-pie Taylor Swift, who seemed genuinely grateful to win the VMA for Best Female Video, when Kanye returns the mic.
Beyonce Announces She's Pregnant, 2011
Beyonce didn't utter a single word about her pregnancy during the show, but she reportedly announced it to MTV and later the AP confirmed the news with her rep. By the time the actual awards show began, Jay-Z and Bey's baby was already the story of the night. She all but confirmed the rumors later in the evening, holding her stomach and beaming as she performed her love song "Love On Top." In a nod to her fresh pregnancy news, she declared, "I want you to feel the love growing inside of me."