[With the annual MTV Video Music Awards finally here, SOHH’s put together a Top 10 list of incredible VMAs facts you – probably – didn’t know! Peep them below.]
2013, the Moonman statue was redesigned for the first time in 30 years by Brooklyn artist KAWS the redesign was done in honor of the VMAs’ first time in Brooklyn. The award was redesigned again by Jeremy Scott for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards which were held in LA.
MTV VMA 1999 plays host to a first time meeting between the mothers of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
In 2010, Lady Gaga’s gown required 50 pounds of meat. Gaga dubbed it “the most comfortable dress of the night” and had told the designer the dress smelled good.
In 2014, Katy Perry and Riff Raff showed up in matching denim.
N’Sync reunited at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013, the same year Justin Timberlake was honored with the Video Vanguard Award.
Over 150 formal complaints were sent to the FCC over Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s infamous twerk in 2014.
Kanye West was not the only person to interrupt a winner on stage, the first incident happened at the 1994 VMAs when Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch interrupted R.E.M.’s Acceptance Speech for Breakthrough Video.
P!nk accepted her first Moonman while drunk, when winning for “Get the Party Started” in 2002 she told the audience “I’m too drunk for this”
Justin Bieber became the youngest person to win a VMA for “Baby” in 2010 before him the honor belonged to Avril Lavigne who won for Best New Artist in a Video in 2002.
At the 2001 VMAs Britney Spears did an epic I’m a slave 4 U performance while dancing in a cage with a live tiger and soon after wrapping a python around her neck.