32 Most Outrageous MTV VMAs Moments of All Time
Madonna and Britney Spears shared an iconic kiss at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Christopher Polk/Getty

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and their penchant for causing headlines and shaking up the pop music world hasn't diminished. Here are 32 moments from VMAs past that have caused tongues to wag and eyebrows to raise.