The top 10 worst Video Music Awards outfits of all time
Rose McGowan (1998)
Upstaging Marilyn Manson is no easy feat, but Rose McGowan managed just that at the 1998 VMAs. McGowan easily outshone the polarizing pop star in red lipstick, a lace thong, and about 14 beaded strands.
Lil' Kim (2000)
Oh, sure. Everyone remembers the purple, pasty-accented pantsuit that Lil’ Kim wore to attend the Video Music Awards in 1998. Of inexcusably lesser renown? This equally offensive plastic prison.
Destiny's Child (2001)
We try not to dwell on the color-coordinated years before Beyonce (and her girls) ran the world. Then we encounter this.
Christina Aguilera (2002)
“Too dirty to clean my act up,” claimed Christina Aguilera on Stripped, her fourth studio album. Contradicting that assertion? Her decision to wear a hot-pink feather duster to the Video Music Awards in 2002.
Paris Hilton (2003)
The year was 2003. Back then, turquoise loincloths were in and Kim Kardashian was just Paris Hilton’s curvy sidekick. These were simpler times.
Lenny Kravitz (2004)
While there’s no question that his voice rivals angels’, Lenny Kravitz would have done well to leave his wings, acid-wash jeans, and fringe poncho at home in 2004.
Jennifer Lopez (2009)
2009 was a violent year at the VMAs. J.Lo’s velvet-trimmed dress attempted asphyxiation, and our eyes were viciously assaulted.