MTV VMAs: Top Five Stage Crashes of All Time

Kanye makes not one but two appearances on our list.
Kanye makes not one but two appearances on our list.

Can you smell it? That hot, sugary corn-flavor smell? Well, that's what we'd imagine the MTV Video Music Awards smell like.

There's almost nothing as poppy, shiny or over-the-top commercialized at the VMAs, and its coming back Sunday, Aug. 25, to rear its star-studded head like the hydra of the Billboard charts. With scheduled performances by Drake, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Kanye West, you can be sure there will be as much absurd glitz and glamour as there are corporate sponsors.

But let's be real; the best part of the VMAs is when things just go to shit. We don't watch it to see Beyonce pull of a perfect dance routine, we watch it to see who will be crowned King Asshole for the next year. So let's gear up for Sunday and relive the five best VMA crash moments of all time, shall we?

Kanye West vs. Justice: 2006

YES! The glorious start of a most glorious tradition. Kanye West lost best video during the Euro VMAs to Justice for their totally freaking awesome low-budget "We Are Your Friends" remix clip. But, of course, West was pissed because he felt the more expensive video, his own "Touch the Sky," deserved to be treated better. Mid acceptance speech, he took center stage and let his two cents rain on the crowd. "This video cost a million dollars, fam. I had Pamela Anderson. I go jumpin' across canyons and shit. Aw hell no." He went even further by claiming, "If I don't win, the award show loses credibility." Oh Kanye, never change.

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