The MTV Video Music Award show, or just VMAs for short, has been one of pop culture’s defining musical celebrations since its inception in 1984. Over the past 30+ years we’ve seen legendary artists stroll across the stage to receive their trophy. We’ve also seen some of the wildest moments in musical history happen while the cameras were rolling. Let’s dig in and look at 35 of the CRAZIEST moments in VMA History!
Madonna performs “Vogue” in style
You could make an entire list of VMA moments with Madonna so it only makes sense that we’d start off with her. In 1990 Madonna performed her song “Vogue” with a stage setting pulled straight out of the 18th century. Between the wardrobe design and mega-popular song, this was one of the most memorable moments in the early ’90s for the VMAs. It was about this time that Madonna realized she might need a financial advisor or two to count all of her award show money.