31 Most Outrageous MTV VMAs Moments of All Time
The 2013 VMAs in Brooklyn Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTV

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and the fact that they're 31 years old this year hasn't slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and shaking up the pop music world. Here are 31 moments from VMAs past that have caused tongues to wag and eyebrows to raise.