(CBS News) The MTV Video Music Awards have never been accused of being boring. From Kanye West's interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech in 2009 to Madonna and Britney Spears' onstage kiss in 2003, the award show is always full of surprises.
While no one can know what to expect at this year's VMAs, scheduled to start Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, based on previous shows, the audience knows it's in for a crazy two hours.
Below are a list of the 12 most memorable moments from the VMAs so far:
- 1984 - Madonna performs "Like A Virgin"
- 1994 - The married Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson kiss onstage
- 1998 - Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey wear the same dress onstage
- 1999 - Diana Ross touches Lil' Kim's pasty while presenting an award
- 2000 - Host Marlon Wayans moons the audience
- 2001 - Britney Spears performs "Slave 4 U" with a snake on her shoulders
- 2003 - Britney Spears and Madonna kiss onstage
- 2007 - Kid Rock and Tommy Lee fight over Pamela Anderson
- 2009 - Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift on stage
- 2010 - Lady Gaga wears a dress made out of meat
- 2011 - Beyonce reveals that she is pregnant at the end of her performance
- 2011 - Lady Gaga goes to the show as her alter ego Joe Calderon