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Look Back at MTV VMAs from 10 Years Ago, One of the Most Iconic Shows Ever

Look Back at MTV VMAs from 10 Years Ago, One of the Most Iconic Shows Ever

Now that we’re days away from the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, let’s take a look back at the show from 10 years ago, which ended up being one of the most iconic awards shows ever.

It was a star-studded show at New York City’s Radio Music Hall with celebs like Beyonce and husband Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Kanye West with then girlfriend Amber Rose, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez with then husband Marc Anthony, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Pink, the cast of Gossip Girl, the cast of The Hills, the stars of Twilight, and so many more in attendance.

There was an infamous moment early on in the show when Kanye interrupted Taylor‘s acceptance speech for Best Female Video (“You Belong with Me”) to say that Beyonce deserved the award. Later in the night when Bey won for Video of the Year (“Single Ladies”), she called Taylor on stage to give the acceptance speech she wasn’t able to deliver earlier in the night.

Gaga had a breakout moment with her iconic performance of “Paparazzi,” which you can finally watch online in an official capacity for the first time. She also won Best New Artist that night.

The show also took place months after the death of Michael Jackson and his sister Janet performed during a tribute to him, which also included a speech from Madonna.

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