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The Most Outrageous Outfits Ever Worn to the MTV VMAs  

Jessica Lawshe
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Just like MTV isn't really about music videos anymore, the VMAs aren't really about those moon man awards. They're about the fashion. Over the years, our fave celebs have really pulled out the stops. And let's just say that maybe some of them shouldn't have. Join us as we take a trip down memory nightmare lane and check out the crazy looks that make up our list of the most outrageous outfits ever worn to the MTV VMAs. 

The VMAs are all about the performances... on the red carpet. For years our fave artists have made some crazy VMA fashion choices. Sure, we could blame it on '90s fashion norms (*NSYNC, we're looking at you), but then it continued through the 2000s (Christina Aguilera, Fergie) and to modern times with Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress. 

We've documented some of the worst VMA fashion right here on our list, including Britney's rocker-chic look, and Lil' Kim's purple pasty. But let's be honest, these are ladies who could have been on this list multiple times. We also have to thank the VMAs for kicking off trends like "naked dresses" and "unicorn hair." You'll see who we're talking about there.

If you want to get inspired for your next big night out (or learn what mistakes to avoid), check out the most shocking VMA outfits. Vote for the most - OMG I can't believe they wore that - look!
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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Outrageous Outfits Ever Worn to the MTV VMAs
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We're not sure what's going on with Nicki Minaj's 2011 "dress." Is she trying to tan or go to ballet class or... Wait, is that a bike? 

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Lil Mama (G-Slide) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Outrageous Outfits Ever Worn to the MTV VMAs
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Honestly the "dress" Lil' Mama wore to the 2007 VMAs is just frightening. 
 
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Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Outrageous Outfits Ever Worn to the MTV VMAs
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Andy Dick took on his alter ego "Daphne Aguilera" for the 2001 VMAs. We're still frightened, but also amused. 

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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Outrageous Outfits Ever Worn to the MTV VMAs
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In his defense, this was 1995. But also, just no. Terrible. No. No. No. 

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