Kanye West, Taylor Swift, VMA

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Remember when Kanye West felt Beyoncé was snubbed in a key MTV VMAs category and decided to air his grievances onstage, at winner Taylor Swift's expense?

Or how about when Britney SpearsMadonna and Christina Aguilera turned the heat way, way, way up?

The MTV Video Music Awards are known for their shocking moments—some planned, some unplanned. The 2018 ceremony returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall this month and fans are waiting in anticipation to see who will take home an award, who will be shockingly snubbed and who will do something so crazy that will make everybody's jaws drop.

Check out some of the biggest MTV VMAs snubs and surprises over the years.

Michael Jackson, Thriller

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Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yanki, Despacito


Michael Jackson, Lisa-Marie Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, MTV Video Music Awards, VMA

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Lil Kim, Diana Ross, MTV Video Music Awards, VMA


Madonna, Britney Spears, MTV Video Music Awards

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David Bowie, Prince

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Taylor Swift, Kanye West, MTV Video Music Awards

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Lady Gaga, 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Meat Dress, Worst Dressed

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Beyonce, Baby Bump, Pregnancy Fashion

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Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, VMA

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Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus

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Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, VMA

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Taylor Swift, ''Look What You Made Me Do'' Music Video


Missy Elliot

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The 2018 MTV VMAs will air live on Monday, August 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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