It’s Tuesday, about 36 hours after the VMAs ended on Sunday night, but everyone is still talking about that Miley Cyrus’ performance. But why? Sure, it was semi-inappropriate, the grinding was gross, and the vocals certainly weren’t VMA-worthy. But honestly, we’ve seen worse at the Video Music Awards, guys. We’ve seen worse.
And we’ve got the proof! Take a brief look back at some of the VMA’s most talked-about performances ever, and then vote below for which one really wins for most scandalous.
At the very first VMAs in 1984, Madonna set the bar for scandalous with her performance of “Like a Virgin.” It was pretty sexual for TV, but also pretty epic.
Then in 2003, Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera recreated that performance but added a three-way girl-on-girl kiss to top it off. Noone will ever forget this:
In 2001, Britney Spears performed with a live snake on TV. Animal activists were not happy, but Britney fans were mucho impressed. But honestly? I think the lip-synching was way more inappropriate…
Another much-discussed performance was Lady Gaga’s of “Paparazzi” in 2009. I don’t really get what she was going for here but noone would shut up about it for days, so that’s gotta mean something.
Now, comparing all of those performance to a little bit of Miley’s twerking and sticking her tongue out, which one seems the worst to you? Vote below!
What do you think was the most scandalous VMAs performance ever? Do you wish everyone would just shut up about Miley already? Tweet us @OKMagazine.