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Most Iconic VMA Moments: Rihanna and Chris Brown Sneak a Smooch in 2012

Published December 20, 2013 by gossipzoo

Welcome back to Celebuzz’s Most Iconic VMA Moments showdown. In anticipation of of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most memorable VMA scandal ever. Two weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA performance. (Britney Spears’ 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” won in that category.) Last week, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. (Congrats, once again, to Britney’s 2002 dominatrix-meets-biker-chick look!) Now, it’s all about the drama! You may vote once per hour.

Is this stolen kiss between Rihanna and Chris Brown the most scandalous VMA moment ever? Let us know by voting below. Plus, continue reading for a look back at the controversial incident.

Rihanna and Chris Brown Make the 2012 VMAs… Interesting

Let’s be real: the 2012 VMAs weren’t exactly the most memorable in the show’s history. Sure, everyone praised Frank Ocean‘s performance, and it was a great night to be a One Direction fan, but nothing from last year really stands out. In fact, last year’s ceremony was the least-watched ceremony in years, probably because no one showed up wearing a meat dress or kissed Madonna on the mouth.

There is one thing, though… Rihanna and Chris Brown “accidentally” (???) took the rekindling of their romance public! Rumors of a reconciliation had been circulating for a few weeks, but Rihanna had recently told Oprah that, though she still loved him, they were not dating.

The story goes like this: Rihanna and Chris split in 2009 after he assaulted her. While that would be the end of the story for regular couples, we’re talking about celebrities. This means that we’re more interested in a bloated star-crossed lovers epic than a clear-cut ending. There had been hints here and there for years that perhaps the couple wasn’t over over, but it wasn’t until last year’s VMAs that people really began to think they were back together for reals.

For a short time after the cameras caught the kiss, the couple continued to downplay their “on again” relationship. Of course, the pair did eventually get back together officially, much to the blogosphere’s simultaneous delight (TRAFFIC!) and disgust (ABUSE!). Things got super official at the 2013 Grammy Awards when the pair attended as a couple. How cute.

They are currently “off again,” which is probably for the best. But who knows what this year’s VMAs might bring…

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scandal above. Remember, you can vote once per hour. May the most scandalous moment win!

Read our feature on Madonna and Britney’s big kiss in 2003.

Read our feature on Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift in 2009.

Read our feature on Michael Jackson’s awkward kiss with Lisa Marie Presley in 1994.

Most Iconic VMA Moments: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley Share the World’s Worst Kiss

Published December 1, 2013 by gossipzoo

Welcome back to Celebuzz’s Most Iconic VMA Moments showdown. In anticipation of of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most memorable VMA scandal ever. Two weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA performance. (Britney Spears’ 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” won in that category.) Last week, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. (Congrats, once again, to Britney’s 2002 dominatrix-meets-biker-chick look!) Now, it’s all about the drama! You may vote once per hour.

Is the awkward kiss between Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley in 1994 the most scandalous VMA moment ever? Let us know by voting below. Plus, continue reading for a look back at the memorable incident.

Do You Remember the Time… Michael Jackson Awkwardly Made Out With Then-Wife Lisa Marie Presley?

Some context: The self-proclaimed King of Pop, Michael Jackson, married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, secretly in 1994. This was not too long after Michael settled the first of several child molestation cases brought against him, so the timing, to the public, seemed… off. Their awkward kiss at the 1994 VMAs didn’t do much to inspire faith in the validity of their nuptuals. And you can see why:

They both look like they want to gag afterwards! “And to think, people said this wouldn’t last…” Well, Michael, it didn’t. And that kiss probably didn’t help.

You may be thinking, “It’s just a kiss! How is that a scandal?” This moment, along with many others from their marriage, were used to further the idea that their relationship was a sham and that Michael was only using it to quiet rumors about his sexuality and accusations of child molestation. This is some awkwardly dark stuff, folks – and it was arguably the biggest pop culture story of its time.

The ’90s were a tough time for Michael. Though he continued to have some success musically, he suffered through many serious scandals, ranging from the child molestation charges to rumors that he was bleaching his skin. He was married and divorced twice during the decade, and, to be honest, his career was never the same.

His awkward kiss with Lisa Marie remains as one of the most infamous reminders of Michael’s ’90s public relations nightmare. So awkwardly scandalous was this moment that, in its way, it contributed to the destruction of an idol. Whether you loved him or hated him, believed the rumors or not, you have to admit: that was not a good kiss.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scandal above. Remember, you can vote once per hour. May the most scandalous moment win!

Read our feature on Madonna and Britney’s big kiss in 2003.

Read our feature on Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift in 2009.

Most Iconic VMA Moments: Britney Spears Performs ‘Slave’ With an Assist From a Snake

Published August 31, 2013 by gossipzoo

Is Britney Spears‘ 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” the greatest VMA performance ever? In anticipation of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most iconic VMA moment ever. We’ve selected five of the most memorable performances; vote for your favorite below. Continue reading after the poll for more Britney goodies. Return each day this week for a new feature on each of the performances. You may vote once per day.

Return next week to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. Then, the week of August 12, we wil ask you to vote for your favorite VMA scandal. And now… it’s voting time!

A Look Back At Britney’s Iconic ‘Slave’ Performance

In 2000, one year before Britney performed “I’m a Slave 4 U,” Britney performed another little ditty you may have heard of at the VMAs: “Oops!… I Did It Again.” The performance, which featured Britney ripping away her tuxedo to reveal a sparkly, flesh-toned catsuit, helped cement her as one of her generation’s most exciting performers.

Cut to one year later. Expectations were high. Could Britney top her “Oops” performance? There’s no way, right? WRONG!

Britney emerged from a cage and performed, for the first time, her brand new single, the slinky, Neptunes-produced “I’m a Slave 4 U.” And while she did share the stage with a live white tiger, all eyes were on Britney, who looked sexier than she’d ever looked before:

Of course, talk of this iconic moment would not be complete without mention of Britney’s co-star, Banana the albino python. As Britney danced her way across the stage with Banana draped across her body, it was clear: this was not a performance to forget. Ever. In fact, in 2008, MTV named it the most iconic performance ever. Does it still deserve that title? That’s up to you, dear readers.

I mean, c’mon! This performance is so famous that even kittens are imitating! #Reductive

[Source: MTV]

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite iconic VMA performance above. Return each day this week to vote again – and for a new feature on the other performances.

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