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Imma let you finish WatchMojo…but these are literally the Biggest VMA Upsets of All Time! Welcome to and today we’ll be taking a look at our picks for the Top 10 VMA upsets of All Time. For this list, we’ll be breaking down controversial MTV VMA wins/upsets that arguably should have gone the other way. From Van Halen over Madonna, Rihanna over Justice, or The Black Eyed Peas over Kanye, these upsets caused commotion either at the awards ceremony themselves or over the years since. Did we get them all? Which VMA upset was most APPALLING to YOU?? Let us know in the comments below!

#10: The Black Eyed Peas over Kanye West
#9: Dire Straits over. a-ha
#8: Rihanna over Justice
#7: Green Day over Kanye West
#6: Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mýa & Pink over Fatboy Slim
#5: Taylor Swift over Beyoncé
#4: Aerosmith over the Beastie Boys
#3, #2 & #1: ?

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  1. the early awards were voted by outdated old men and the later nineties on was just a popularity contest

  2. Honestly Right Now >> Smells like Teen Spirit.

    Also while thriller is still a landmark music video, and probably should have won, The Cars and You Might Think are both still great and the song and video still hold up well (maybe not as well as MJ, but it’s still good).

  3. Im sorry but Firework definitely deserved!!! That video showed things that the media didn’t talk much about at the time, while Adele’s video only showed her singing on a chair. I’m not hating on Adele or anything. I’m just sayin’ :/

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