We live in a cruel world where people love watching (and live-tweeting) trainwrecks. The messier, the better, especially during live Award shows where unscripted fawkery like the epic stage crashes on this list are MUST-SEE TV.
Here are the eight greatest stage crashes ever. Take a look.
Kanye’s infamous VMAs stage crash
Yeezy stormed the VMAs stage in a Henny-fueled rage (while wearing a leather blouse) and bullied America’s sweetheart/industry jump-off to the horror of millions. In some strange way, this event forever changed the course of music history.
Papoose slithers onto Summer Jam XX stage and steals the show
No one (in the universe) saw this coming and then it happened. Struggle rapper Papoose had somehow scampered on stage during NY’s biggest concert and performed. Story of Summer Jam XX? Papoose the Gawd.
Lil Mama’s bold VMAs stage crash and awkward pose
The handsome little fellow did what any Z-List rapper would’ve done in that magical moment and Papoosed the VMAs during the Alicia Off-Keys & Camel finale. YOLO.
ODB shuts down ’98 Grammy Awards
First: Wu-Tang loses to DIDDY for Hip-Hop Album of the Year (CRAZY, right?)
Then: ODB crashes stage to defend his Clan’s honor during another artist’s acceptance speech for a category the group wasn’t even nominated in (“Song of the Year”).
And finally: With ALL eyes on him and his hood fancy bellhop suit, he delivers the legendary rant:
“It’s nice that I went and bought me an outfit today that costed a lot of money today, you know what I mean? ’Cause I figured that Wu-Tang was gonna win.
“….Wu-Tang is for the children. We teach the children. You know what I mean?”
“Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best, Okay? I want you all to know that this is ODB, and I love you all. Peace!”
Kanye storms MTV’s Europe Music Awards stage after losing “Best Video” Award
Yeezy and his planet-sized ego nearly self-destructed when “Touch the Sky” lost “Best Video” at the ’06 EMAs. Moments after losing, he stormed the stage to:
A) scream into the mic like an angry 5th grader: “Fawk dis! (My video) cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it, I was jumping across canyons and sh*t! If I don’t win, the awards show loses credibility. Nothing against you (J&S), but hell man.”
B) Remind people why they HATE him.
But Kimmy K’s baby daddy wasn’t done and said this following the show:
“I haven’t seen (the Justice and Simian video). Possibly it could have been quite good but no way better than “Touch The Sky.”
“That is complete bullisht, I paid a million. Obviously it’s not all about the money, but the response it got transcended everything, it really made great TV.”
“It took a month to film; I stood on a mountain; I flew a helicopter over Vegas. I did it to be the king of all videos and I wanted to walk home with that award.”
Euro-weirdo Vitalii Sediuk interrupts Adele’s moment during ’13 Grammy’s
Remember when Adele wrapped herself in Golden Girls’ window drapes/dressed like Mrs. Doubtfire for the Grammy’s? Well, that same night some thirsty weirdo nearly ruined her moment before J. Lo shut it down.
Some angry filmmaker dude named “Sixx” hijacks ’06 VMAs
That awkward moment when some dude you’ve never heard of interrupts the VMAs, claims MTV never gave him a show and promotes his raggedy website on live TV. The look on J. Lo’s face: Priceless.
Nekkid white guy streaks during ’74 Academy Awards
Most infamous Academy Awards moment? Probably the nekkid white guy streaking on stage during the ’74 Oscars.