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Grammys: 8 Most Buzzed-About Moments From Past Years (Video)
It’s impossible to foresee what will go down during a live show, and the Grammys are no exception. And aside from the winners and spectacular music, various crazy antics have occurred during the annual event.
From stage crashers to red-carpet shockers, see which surprising moments have made a mark on Grammy history.
1. Jennifer Lopez’s Versace dress steals the show
J.Lo turned heads when she arrived at the 2000 Grammy Awards in a plunging green Versace dress. The attention it generated on the red carpet continued when she and David Duchovny walked onstage to present the first award of the night. “This is the first time in five or six years that I am sure that nobody is looking at me,” the actor said.
2. Bob Dylan’s performance gets crashed
At the 1998 Grammy Awards, Dylan was joined onstage by an uninvited guest. During the singer's performance of “Love Sick,” a shirtless dancer with the words “Soy Bomb” written across his chest crashed the set and had to be taken away by security.
3. Ol' Dirty Bastard interrupts Shawn Colvin’s acceptance speech
Eleven years before Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, stole the spotlight from Shawn Colvin. During her song of the year acceptance speech at the 1998 Grammys, the rapper took to the stage to denounce Puff Daddy's win in the best rap album category. “Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best,” he announced.
4. Jon Stewart strips down for security sensors
Stewart opened the 2002 awards show by baring all (almost). The host joked about the recent enforcement of strict airport security rules in a skit that left him onstage in nothing but his boxers.
5. Lady Gaga makes her red-carpet entrance inside of an egg
The singer, inside of a translucent egg, was carried down the red carpet by her stage team at the 2011 Grammys (needless to say, no reporters were able to get a word in with her). Later in the night, Gaga “hatched” out of the egg onstage during her performance of “Born This Way.”
6. Nicki Minaj stages an elaborate exorcism
Minaj stirred up controversy when she hit the red carpet at the 2012 awards accompanied by a man dressed as the pope. In her later performance of “Roman Holiday,” the rapper put on a demon-possessed act and staged her show to appear as a live exorcism.
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7. Milli Vanilli get entwined in a lip-syncing scandal
Milli Vanilli won the Grammy for best new artist in 1990, but the award was rescinded months later when it was belatedly discovered that all of duo’s performances had been lip-synced and their vocals were never once featured on their own tracks.
8. M.I.A. performs onstage while nine months pregnant
In 2009, M.I.A. proved that a baby bump wouldn’t stop her from taking the stage. The nine-months-pregnant rapper performed a portion of her hit "Paper Planes" — before being joined onstage by Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne and T.I. to perform "Swagga Like Us" — on her baby’s supposed due date.