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

2009: Wild wild West



2009: Wild wild West (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
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  • 2003: Britney and Madonna lock lips, men rejoice (© Win McNamee, Reuters)
  • 2007: Kid Rock and Tommy Lee smackdown (© Steve Marcus; Mike Blake, Reuters)
  • 2007: Britney Spears' comeback bust (© Robert Galbraith, Reuters)
  • 2009: Wild wild West (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • 2010: Lady Gaga "meats" 50lbs of sirloin (© Mario Anzuoni, Reuters)
  • 2011: Beyoncé has a surprise for us (© Danny Moloshok, Reuters)
  • 2011: Lady Gaga does drag (© Mario Anzuoni, Reuters)
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Leave it to Kanye West to deliver one of the most notorious VMA moments "OF ALL TIME!" It happened at the 2009 awards show, after Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" beat out Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" in the Best Female Video category. Mere moments after Swift accepted the prize and began to thank her fans, West bumrushed the stage and snatched the microphone from a puzzled Swift, not to whine about how he was robbed of an award in the manner of MCA , but to speak up for grown woman Beyoncé having "one of the best videos of all time." But Kanye's protest was premature since Beyoncé did take home a Moonman that night for the "Single Ladies" video and graciously invited Taylor back on the stage as an apology for man-child Kanye being so mean.

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