7 of the Craziest VMA Performances

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This year’s MTV Video Music Awards were pretty boring by VMA standards. The awards ceremony has characterized itself by being a platform for the world’s biggest pop stars to get a little unhinged, and each year there’s usually at least one shocking moment to provide a week or so worth of water cooler talk. This year all we learned was that Beyoncé is the most talented pop star the world has seen in ages, possibly ever, but is there anyone who didn’t already know that? To remind us how truly lame the VMAs were this year, here’s a look at some of the best and most controversial performances at the MTV Video Music Awards.