Lists: Five VMA moments that looked like they hurt
By Allison Stewart
The MTV Video Music Awards have given us so much. But what we'll mostly remember is the laughter. And also, the rocker-on-rocker beatdowns, bosom-tweakings and the scaling of great heights by possibly inebriated rap-metal bassists.
In short, it's just not a memorable VMA ceremony unless the paramedics are called.
Click Track has put together a list of our five most (literally) painful VMA memories.
This put Lil Kim on the mainstream map, however briefly. Still, take it from a girl: ouch.
After this notoriously trouble-plagued number, an obviously wasted C.C. DeVille (the one with the pink hair) and possibly-less-wasted frontman Bret Michaels would beat each other senseless backstage.
They both survived, so nobody really wins.
(Fred Durst is tormented and Krist Novoselic's guitar has its revenge, after the jump.)
Scaling pointy metal scaffolding without gloves had to have hurt, and in between bouts of otherwise commendable Bizkit heckling, Commerford looked pretty terrified up there.
"I was not on my game," Novoselic recalled in a Seattle Weekly column years later. "The only time I’ve ever dropped it was then in front of 300 million people. Ouch!"
September 10, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
Categories: Lists | Tags: Diana Ross, Kid Rock, Krist Novoselic, Lil Kim, Limp Bizkit, Nirvana, Poison, Rage Against the Machine, Tommy Lee, VMAs
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