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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10. Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford Climbs the Walls (2000)

Rage Against the Machine walked a thin line as political rabble-rousers who also indulged in show business spectacle — basically, the most anti-capitalist group to appear on the Godzilla soundtrack. But that fragile balance finally seemed to collapse in 2000, when the band performed at the VMAs and competed with Limp Bizkit for the Best Rock Video award. When Bizkit won, RATM bassist Tim Commerford (then going by the timely nickname "Y.tim.K") interrupted Fred Durst's acceptance speech by climbing up on the stage's scaffolding. Commerford spent the night in jail, and Rage frontman Zach de la Rocha was reportedly so disgusted by his antics that it helped spur the band's breakup soon after.

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