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12+ Pics From The 2009 VMA's That Prove A Lot Can Change In 10 Years

Sarah Kester 16 Aug 2019

With the 2019 Video Music Awards (VMAs) around the corner, it's only fair that we look back to the craziest VMAs in award show history.

That's right, we're talking about the 2009 VMAs, which had it all.

Kayne interrupting Taylor, Lady Gaga "dying" on stage, and SO. MUCH. MORE.

Pink's gravity-defying performance of "Sober".

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The singer had people on the edge of their seats when she performed "Sober" while casually trapezing through the air. #NoBiggie.

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Kayne interrupted Taylor Swift's speech.

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Hands down, Kayne telling Taylor "imma let you finish" has become one of the most infamous moments in VMA history.

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Despite briefly making up, their friendship has become pretty much dunzo.

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That's kinda what happens when someone brands you a snake...

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Beyoncé graciously lets Taylor finish her speech.

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Beyoncé proved what a class act she is when she let Taylor finish her acceptance speech.

You know, the one her "friend" Kayne interrupted.

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Lady gave a bloody performance of "Paparazzi".

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The eccentric star staged her own "death" for all the world to see during her electric performance of "Paparazzi".

Safe to say, it wasn't something you saw everyday.

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Janet Jackson's musical tribute to her late brother, Michael Jackson.

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Janet Jackson honored the memory of her late brother in the best way she knew how: through a flawless performance of "Scream" while Michael danced beside her on screen.

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Justin Bieber still had this hair style.

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A decade later, he's married to Hailey Baldwin, putting out collabs with Ed Sheeran, and generally living his best Bieber life.

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Lady Gaga attends the VMAs with Kermit the Frog.

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We'd say Lady Gaga won Best Date of the Evening when she arrived to the VMAs with none other than Kermit the Frog!

We wonder how Miss Piggy felt about that!

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Beyoncé crushes her "Single Ladies" performance.

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It was quite the night for Bey!

Along with taking home Video of the Year for "Single Ladies", she also performed the hit song that never fails to play at every single wedding ever.

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The "Twilight" cast debuts their trailer for "New Moon".

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At this moment, no one cared who was #TeamEdward or #TeamJacob.

Twihards were just so happy to catch a highly-anticipated glimpse at the second movie in the Twilight saga.

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Lady Gaga accepted her award and freaked Eminem out all at once.

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Seriously, how many outfit changes did this woman have?

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The Jonas Brothers hadn't broken up yet.

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Over the course of the last ten years, the trio have split up, pushed out true bangers as solo artists, and reunited again! What a rollercoaster.

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Pink and Shakira wear the same dress.

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Awkward!

Both ladies had the same great taste in style when they showed up to the awards show wearing the same Balmain dress!

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Kanye West and Amber Rose were still an item.

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Many years later, Kanye is now married to Kim Kardashian, and they just welcomed their fourth child!

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Speaking of Kim, she was there, too!

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Looks like bestie Jonathan Cheban was her date that night!

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were still very much so together.

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The couple would later separate in 2011.

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Katy Perry got cozy with the MTV Moonman.

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I wonder what they gabbed about!

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Green Day won for Best Rock Video.

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"21 Guns" absolutely deserved it.

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Kanye West shared his bottle of Hennsey with Joe Jackson.

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I have no words for this moment, tbh.

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Russell Brand was there serving the most 2009 realness you've ever seen.

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Is it a tie? Is it a scarf? Who can tell?!

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The All American Rejects were there before American ~rejected~ them.

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Too harsh?

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In my personal favorite pic of the day, here's Ashley Greene squeezing eye drops into her eyes hours before the show started!

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Hydrated cornea queen!

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Amanda Bynes was there, too.

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It wasn't long after that she left Hollywood to focus on her mental health, and even go back to school!

Phew, what a night!

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