32 Most Outrageous MTV VMAs Moments of All Time

From Miley's twerk to Eminem being a jerk, the craziest highlights from the ceremony's wild past

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8. Eminem Beefs with Moby and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (2002)

Eminem and Moby were already at odds following the electronica hero's accusations of homophobia and misogyny in Em's lyrics. With the artists only a few seats apart, tension built throughout the night. After shoving Triumph the Insult Comic (a.k.a. Robert Smigel's puppeted hand) out of his face, the war of words with Moby continued when the rapper took the stage to accept Best Male Video for "Without Me." "That little Moby girl threw me out of my zone," Slim Shady said, and was met with boos. "Keep booing, little girl. I will hit a man with glasses." However, Triumph might've gotten the last laugh at a "press conference" afterwards (wearing a tiny neckbrace). "Everyone, please. Let's all try to be easy on Eminem. At the end of the day, he's just another white guy trying to make an honest living… stealing black people's music."

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