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The Biggest VMA Red Carpet Fashion Disasters Of All Time

Let's face it, award-show fashion is one of the top reasons we tune in. Let's revisit some of the most WTF VMA outfits of the last 18 years, and tune in to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8/7c.

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1. Christina Aguilera (2002)

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We don't even know where to start here. Is that a scarf or a top? Are those denim shorts or just..a denim belt? Don't get us started on that makeup, oy vey.

2. Lil' Kim (2000)

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This look is what happens when super hero costume meets raincoat meets construction meets Lil Kim. We can always count for Lil' Kim to take it to the limit when it comes to red carpet fashion.

6. Britney Spears (2002)

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All things considered, this Eastern European dominatrix look was pretty tame compared to other outfits Britney performed in over the years.

8. Flavor Flav (1990)

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The visual pun between the baseball pajamas and the batman sunglasses takes a second to process, but when you get it, it's amazing.

11. Paula Abdul (1987)

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With that perm and all that glitter, Paula probably fit right in in 1987 - but looking back this look is just a bit crazy. We think it might be the shoulder tassels that throw it over the edge.

14. Outkast (2001)

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This picture probably belongs in the "most epic VMA outfits" post but Big Boi's pants were way too awesome to not include. These two knew swag before swag was swag.

15. Jennifer Lopez (2001)

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Jennifer Lopez has always been a fashion trendsetter, but somehow this "jungle pirate gypsy in St. Tropez" trend never quite took off.

16. Gwen Stefani (1998)

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Matching your hair to your fuzzy baby blue bra is a move only the most confident of style icons can pull off. That skirt on the other hand? Unforgivable.

17. Nicki Minaj (2011)

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Nicki always brings the wacky but this get up definitely fell into the "trying too hard" category. Maybe try ditching the surgical mask next time?

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