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    58 Pictures That Show How Dramatically The VMAs Changed In 20 Years, Like Sorry Millennials, You Don't Know Any Of This

    What a different world.

    1. Overly affectionate "we get it, you're dating" couple at the 2001 VMAs:

    Overly affectionate "we get it, you're dating" couple at the 2021 VMAs:

    2. Like, we got it then.

    And we get it now.

    3. Shape-shifting, age-defying legend at the 2001 VMAs:

    Shape-shifting, age-defying legend at the 2021 VMAs:

    4. Guys showing skin at the 2001 VMAs:

    jack black and kyle glass of tenac

    Guys showing skin at the 2021 VMAs:

    Troye Sivan

    5. Performance featuring a person flying through the air at the 2001 VMAs: Missy Elliott hanging from a giant chandelier:

    Performance featuring a person flying through the air at the 2021 VMAs: Doja Cat in a florescent hoop:

    6. Cute audience picture at the 2001 VMAs: Britney and J.Lo:

    Cute audience picture at the 2021 VMAs: Avril and Mod Sun:

    7. Tribute to a legend at the 2001 VMAs:

    Tribute to a legend at the 2021 VMAs:

    bretman rock

    8. Awkward older guys at the 2001 VMAs:

    u2

    Awkward older guys at the 2021 VMAs:

    foo fighters

    9. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Nelly's ode to Band-Aids:

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: Lil Nas X's ode to Lil Kim:

    10. The host trying to be weird + quirky at the 2001 VMAs:

    jamie foxx

    The host trying to be weird + quirky at the 2021 VMAs:

    11. Sisters at the 2001 VMAs: the Simpson sisters:

    Sisters at the 2021 VMAs: The D'Amelio sisters:

    12. Prop at the 2001 VMAs: a desktop computer:

    Prop at the 2021 VMAs: a bunch of half-naked men:

    13. Winner at the 2001 VMAs: Fred Durst:

    fred durst

    Winner at the 2021 VMAs: Billie Eilish:

    14. Best New Artist at the 2001 VMAs: Alicia Keys:

    Best New Artist at the 2021 VMAs: Olivia Rodrigo:

    15. "Oh, he's there" at the 2001 VMAs: Christopher Walken:

    "Oh, he's there" at the 2021 VMAs: David Lee Roth:

    16. Random group of presenters at the 2001 VMAs: Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, and iconic girl group Dream:

    Random group of presenters at the 2021 VMAs: AJ McLean, Lance Bass, and Nick Lachey:

    17. Couples at the 2001 VMAs: Britney and Justin:

    britney and justin

    Couples at the 2021 VMAs: Jaden Hossler and Nessa Barrett:

    Jaden Hossler and Nessa Barrett

    18. Performance at the 2001 VMAs: NSYNC and Michael Jackson:

    Performance at the 2021 VMAs: Justin Bieber:

    19. Performance at the 2001 VMAs: J.Lo and Ja Rule:

    Performance at the 2021 VMAs: Camila Cabello:

    20. Performance at the 2001 VMAs: you already know:

    Performance at the 2021 VMAs: Machine Gun Kelly:

    And last but not least, let's compare the fashion because that's my favorite part and the part that will make you feel like Old Lady Rose clinging for life on that boat diving down to the Titanic.

    21. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Destiny's Child in a Tina Knowles original:

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: Justin Bieber in divorced 10th grade English teacher drag:

    22. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Janet Jackson:

    janet and a date

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: Daniela Lalita:

    Daniela Lalita

    23. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: the "Lady Marmalade" ladies:

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: Serena Kerrigan:

    24. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Willa "I Wanna Be Bad" Ford

    Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Lil Huddy:

    25. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Justin Timberlake:

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: Kacey Musgraves:

    kacey musgraves

    26. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Will Smith:

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: WhoHeem:

    27. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Shakira:

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: Debby Ryan:

    28. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Macy Gray:

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: Katarina Deme and The Kid Laroi:

    29. Fashion at the 2001 VMAs: Britney Spears:

    Fashion at the 2021 VMAs: Ashnikko: