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    29 Pictures That Show What An Iconic Shit Show The 2002 MTV VMA's Were

    15 year ago, the world was like this.

    1. Jimmy Fallon wore a big ol' fake mole and sang "Hero" while James Brown joined him on stage.

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    2. Donald and Melania Trump stood in the shadows of Jennifer Lopez and were covered in orbs foreshadowing the world's spooky future.

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    3. Britney made me realize I had a thing for leather daddies.

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    4. Britney then gave Michael Jackson a cardboard cake that was made at Michaels...

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    5. ...and Rudy Giuliani gave Jennifer Lopez the most awkward moment of her life.

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    6. "I want to die" - Jennifer Lopez.

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    7. Here's Justin Timberlake dressed in his uncle's old hat.

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    8. This is David LaChapelle, his date, and her vagina?

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    9. Good Charlotte was there drenched in gel and covered in eyeliner.

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    10. Even Miss Willa "I blame 9/11 for my career" Ford got an invite. Funky.

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    11. Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini were covered in a shit ton of denim and the chunkiest of chunky highlights.

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    12. BB Mack was there with a trifecta of "talk to the manager" haircuts.

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    13. The Olsen Twins even made an appearance! (I miss them tbh.)

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    14. Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule won an award and honestly I have nothing to say about this pics besides "you're cute."

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    15. Justin Timberlake performed. It was uneventful.

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    16. They made Nelly, his Band-aid, and Kelly Osbourne present an award together.

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    17. TLC honored Left Eye 💗

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    18. Kylie Minogue and beanie boi Enrique Iglesias presented an award.

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    19. Britney and Michael gave an award to some lady.

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    20. 4/5 of NSYNC gave an award to two random women for being fans. JC dressed like I did in 7th grade.

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    21. Michelle Branch won Best New Artist. I believe that's Justin's heavy-ass furry fedora in the background.

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    22. Pink won an award...

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    ...and Avril and Lisa Marie were thrilled.

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    23. Christina Aguilera regretfully gave Eminem an award.

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    24. She was dressed in some fabric.

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    25. Shakira crowd-surfed without any shoes on.

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    26. Brittany Murphy presented an award with the guy from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (is that him? lol).

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    27. Paris Hilton wore a skirt made of those scarves you used to juggle with in elementary school.

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    28. A freshly waxed Eminem showed off "the goods." I also never knew that he had a bellybutton tattoo. The more you know.

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    29. And Michael Jackson gave a peace sign with his award that they found at the Salvation Army.

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    What a time to be alive!

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