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The MTV Video Music Awards are right around the corner, and frankly, we’re excited. Sure, it doesn’t have the glamour of the Met Gala or Cannes and certainly isn’t the Oscars. But it delivers its own brand of fearless fashion.

Remember when Beyonce announced her pregnancy in that bold orange Lanvin gown? Or when Lady Gaga disturbed the world with her meat dress? This is the red carpet where Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus put their wild sides on full display. Where JLo set trends and Taylor Swift rolled up with her squad.

Let’s take a look back at the most memorable MTV VMA moments to date, from 2004 to today. Whose risk paid off and whose didn’t? You be the judge. And for this year's show, expect the unexpected.