29 Reminders Of What The VMAs Looked Like 15 Years Ago
Just so many bad outfits and bands we used to love.
In case you forgot, the event was held at New York's Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 9, 2001.
NSYNC was the biggest boy band in the world, and they arrived looking like they were dressed by a Zara clearance rack.
While the former biggest boy band in the world, the Backstreet Boys, came 'cause they were nominated for Best Pop Video for "The Call."
Destiny's Child were still very much together, and of course they arrived in coordinating Tina Knowles originals.
And they posed on the red carpet with Will Smith, who apparently got the memo about accessorizing with turquoise.
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock were a thing and they looked like the most glamorous couple at a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert.
Jennifer Lopez had put Bennifer behind her and was engaged to Cris Judd.
Gwen Stefani had yet to go solo and so she still hung out with her fellow members of No Doubt.
Heidi Klum rocked a towel (?) on her head.
Nelly Furtado was known the singer of "I'm Like a Bird."
Ben Stiller made his Zoolander face on the red carpet — well, at least I think that's his Zoolander face.
Alien Ant Farm performed "Smooth Criminal" (of course) at the preshow.
U2 was in the middle of their comeback.
Janet Jackson — or Miss Jackson if you're nasty — looked FLAWLESS.
TRL faves (?) Willa Ford and O-Town were there 'cause it was the early '00s and the kids loved them.
Mick Jagger walked the carpet with a giant-ass digital camera.
And he stopped by to do an interview alongside Britney Spears — who was probably wondering whose dad that was.
The main show was hosted by Jamie Foxx (yup, future Oscar winner Jamie Foxx).
Missy Elliott made a spectacular Phantom of the Opera-type entrance.
While NSYNC's performance of "Pop" got upstaged by Michael Jackson, who appeared for like 10 seconds.
Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule (wearing that one Burberry bucket hat EVERYONE had in the early '00s) performed "I'm Real (Murder Remix)."
Staind (remember Staind?!) performed "Fade."
Jon Bon Jovi and Jewel presented Best Video From a Film looking like they were at the Country Music Awards.
Limp Bizkit (LOL) won Best Rock for "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)."
And Fred Durst celebrated by being felt up by Christina Aguilera's mother's cousin's best friend's neighbor, Daphne Aguilera.
Moby, who had yet to have beef with Eminem, took home Best Male Video for "South Side."
OutKast won Best Hip-Hop Video for "Ms. Jackson."
Alicia Keys slayed everyone with her performance of "Fallin'."
While Britney gave her ICONIC performance of "I'm a Slave 4 U."
And finally, "Lady Marmalade" was the big winner of the night, taking home the award for Video of the Year.
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF