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Britney Spears (2002)
No, Ma'am! Not a girl, not yet a streetwalker. It's hard to imagine this leather-clad cutie with kids, isn't it?
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Moonman In 1991, the Purple One showed us a different side of himself when he performed his hit ''Gett Off'' wearing yellow laser-cut lace and peekaboo pants.
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Lil' Kim (1999)
Breast in Show Before her year in prison for lying under oath, the pint-sized rapper wore this technically street-legal unitard to the ceremony. Hooray for pasties!
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Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan (1998)
Chained Melody The draped beading that Rose McGowan (with then-fiancé Marilyn Manson at the 1998 awards) called a ''gown'' made for a better window than a door; we've seen less skin on late-night Cinemax
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Destiny's Child (2001)
Pow-wow Ow! Cruise-ship act or internationally renowned pop trio? It was hard to tell when Destiny's Child appeared on the red carpet wearing matching, egregiously fugly coral-and-turquoise ensembles.
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Axl Rose (2002)
Rose's Thorns Upon his triumphant return to the stage in 2002, the nearly unrecognizable Guns N' Roses frontman sported shades, braids, and a football jersey, the snake-hipped hesher of yesteryear but a distant memory.
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Christina Aguilera (2003)
Pink Lemon Either Christina Aguilera was shying away from her previously too-revealing looks by wearing feathered magenta couture, or she was barfed on by a technicolor flamingo — tough call.
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Paula Abdul (1987)
Two Steps Back Oh, Paula. You should have known better than to take wardrobe advice from MC Skat Kat
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Macy Gray (2001)
Fashion Statement Sure, this ensemble may appear to have an expiration date, but a quick trip to the hardware store for duct tape can extend its shelf life indefinitely.
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Tommy Lee (1999)
J. Crüe Lee shows Christina Aguilera that just the right blend of dirty and pervy can make the flasher look red-carpet-ready.
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Lenny Kravitz (1993)
Hi-Ho Silver Just because the award is a spaceman doesn't mean you have to dress like one, Mr. Kravitz.
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Busta Rhymes (1997)
Pattern Boldness Although making a dress out of curtains worked for Maria Von Trapp, on Busta it is definitely not a good thing. (Yes, that's Martha Stewart with him!)
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Lil Mama (2007)
Child's Play Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep — and, apparently, her mind — in this oddly infantilizing purple satin onesie. And the pacifier? We have no words.
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Jennifer Lopez (2009)
Choke Hold Things were going pretty swell for J.Lo and her short 'n sweet mini...until the Attack of the Velvet Anaconda and its Biscuit-Colored Sleeves of Doom.
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Amber Rose (2009)
Nothing To Hide No idea where she put her keys and lipstick, but in this demure snakeskin bodysleeve, Kanye's then-paramour brought VMAs fashion to its knees — and struck fear in the heart of spandex pythons everywhere.