Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:43:08 GMT | By Emma Jones
The Most OMG Moments of the MTV VMAs

2001: Britney Spears, snake charmer

2001: Britney Spears, snake charmer (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • 1996: Van Halen reunite, kinda (© Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • 1997: Fiona Apple denounces the mainstream (© Vinnie Zuffante, Getty Images)
  • 1999: Diana Ross has her hands full of Lil' Kim (© Jeff Christensen, Reuters)
  • 2000: Rage Against the Machine rage against MTV (© KMazur, WireImage/Getty Images)
  • 2001: Britney Spears, snake charmer (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • 2002: Eminem feuds with Moby and a puppet (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • 2002: Michael Jackson invents his own award (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • 2003: Britney and Madonna lock lips, men rejoice (© Win McNamee, Reuters)
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Britney Spears is to the VMAs what butter is to bread. It's hard to imagine the award show without her and it's even harder to forget her 2001 "I'm A Slave 4 U" performance with a live snake. Sashaying around a jungle themed stage, filled with tigers, vines and cages, Britney sported a sexy green top, teamed with washboard abs and a seven-foot albino python named Banana draped across her shoulders. And a VMA legend was born.