The Grammy’s are tonight but let’s look back at some of the most controversial and WTF moments of the past awards!
Besides the occasional surprise win, awards ceremony are usually unnecessarily long events where fans have to sit through hours of dull speeches before the good awards get handed out.
With the 54th Grammy Awards taking place in L.A.’s Staples Center tonight, we decided put together some of our favorite Grammy moments, all of them full of drama in some way, naturally.
Flick through our gallery to take a stroll through some of the awards’ most jaw-dropping moments…
Jennifer Hudson received a standing ovation when she returned the awards circuit to perform ‘You Pulled Me Through’ just months after her family murder tragedy
Jennifer Lopez made waves in 2000 when she stepped out with Diddy wearing a see-through dress held on by some tape and a prayer
Who’d have seen this one coming? After having accusations of homphobia leveled at him in the media, Eminem showed it was all love by performing ‘Stan’ alongside Elton John in 2001
Chris Brown’s infamous smackdown with Rihanna went down after a Grammy Awards pre-party in 2009, with Brown being forced to cancel his scheduled award show performance the next day
London bad girl M.I.A. hit the stage with Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and T.I. to crank out ‘Swagger Like Us’ – despite being nine months pregnant and doing the show on her due date!
Milli Vanilli famously had the Best New Artist Grammy they won in 1990 taken away after it was discovered they hadn’t actually sung any vocals on their album
Jaws dropped when Nas and Kelis hit the red carpet in 2008 wearing jackets and t-shirts emblazoned with the title of the Queensbridge rapper’s latest album, N****r.
50 Cent stormed the stage in 2004, making a silent protest over his debut album Get Rich or Die Trying losing the Best New Artist Grammy to Evanescence
In arguably the best Grammy moment ever in 1998, Wu-Tang Clan’s wildest member Ol’ Dirty Bastard bumrushed the stage during an award the group wasn’t even nominated for to complain about losing the Best Rap Album cateogory to Diddy earlier on the night: “I went and bought me an outfit today that costed a lot of money today, knowwhatImean?, ’cause I figured that Wu-Tang was gonna win! I don’t know how y’all see it, but when it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children! We teach the children!”
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