MTV VMAs: Top Five Stage Crashes of All Time

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?

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.