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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19. Michael Stipe Gets Bum-Rushed by MCA as Nathaniel Hornblower (1994)

A Best Director win for R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" didn't sit too well with the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch — or at least his lederhosen-loving alter ego Nathanial Hornblower. As Stipe accepted the award, MCA stormed the stage, grabbing the mic in defense of director Spike Jonze, who directed the group's video for "Sabotage." "This is an outrage, because Spike is the director that has just — I'm from Switzerland, OK? Let me just tell everyone that," MCA began in heavily accented speech. Things got a bit less coherent from there, with Yauch calling R.E.M.'s win a "farce" and saying he "had the ideas for Star Wars and everything." Stipe quipped after the show: "At first I thought it was Bono."

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