Most Iconic VMA Moments: The Awards Show

By: Matt Russoniello / August 19, 2013

Today, friends, the voting period for our three Most Iconic VMA Moments categories comes to an end. But do not feel sad, for there’s still one big moment left to savor. Give your voting fingers a rest, do a little jig down the red carpet of your mind, enter the auditorium, take your seat in the font row, and enjoy the drama-filled festivities after the jump.

For the last three weeks, you’ve voted for your favorite VMA performances, fashions, and scandals. Today, we are pleased to announce winners as decided by your enthusiastic voting.  I will be your host for the evening, which means I am in charge, which means we’re getting this show under way right now because I said so.

First up, the award for Most Iconic Performance. The nominees are: 

Britney Spears – “I’m a Slave 4 U” (2001) / Lady Gaga – “Paparazzi” (2009) / Eminem – “The Real Slim Shady” (2000) / Beyoncé – “Love on Top” (2011) / Madonna – “Like a Virgin” (1984)

Let’s hear a round of applause for all of them! Great job, guys! But there can only be one winner. And that winner is…

Britney Spears’ epic performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U (Feat. Banana the Python)” in 2001!!!! *Crowd goes wild*

Britney, your response?

Well said! Please take your seat, as it is time for us to announce the winner of Most Iconic VMA Fashion Moment! The nominees are:

Lil’ Kim’s purple pasty (1999) / Lady Gaga’s meat dress (2010)  / Britney Spears’ dominatrix-biker-chick ensemble (2002) / Nicki Minaj’s Harajuku Barbie (2011) / Rose McGowan’s nakedness (1998)

All so iconic! Who could the winner be?! Well, of course it’s…

BRITNEY SPEARS’ DOMINATRIX-BIKER-CHICK LOOK FROM 2002! Britney, come back! Please return to the stage to accept your second award of the evening! How are you feeling, Brit?!

Well, it’s been a good night for Britney so far! (PSSST, Britters, I wouldn’t even bother taking your seat.) Ahem, we have one more award to hand out tonight. The category is Most Iconic VMA Scandal! The nominees are…

Britney Spears and Madonna make out (2003) / Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift (2009) / Michael Jackson awkwardly makes out with Lisa Marie Presley (1994) / Rihanna and Chris Brown sneak a smooch (2012) / Britney makes a disastrous comeback (2007)

And the winner is… wait for it… BRITNEY SPEARS’ 2003 MAKEOUT SESSION WITH MADONNA!

ROLL THE CLIP!

I mean, of course, right?!

BRITNEY HAS SWEPT THE AWARDS! I REPEAT, IT’S A CLEAN SWEEP FOR THE PRINCESS OF POP! Wow, what a show. Highest rated in awards show history! Thanks for joining us, everyone! See you next year, but not before we see you at the after party:

Congratulations to Britney and, of course, to the Britney Army! And thank you to everyone who voted over the last three weeks. We had a ton of fun, and we hope you did too!