The 10 Most Offensive VMA Performances Ever

By Brendan Dowling | Aug 27, 2013

Did you think we meant that one? There’s been much worse, actually.

Here are the 10 Most Offensive VMA Performances… ever.

10. Britney Spears, “I’m a Slave 4 U,” 2000

9. Eminem and Eydie Gorme, “Stan,” 2004

8. Madonna (with Charles Bukowski and the Vienna Boys’ Choir),”Like A Virgin: 10-Year Anniversary,” 1994

7. Lil’ Kim, “Nessun Dorma,” 1996

6. Hoobastank, “The Reason,” 2003

5. Pearl Jam (with Pearl Bailey and Minnie Pearl), “Jeremy,” 1992

4. Kate, Jenna and Reggie Bush, “This Woman’s Work,” 2007

3. Pink (with the Warren Commision and Cirque du Soleil), “Try,” 2012

2. Patty Hearst and En Vogue, “Don’t Let Go (Love),” 1996

1. Annette Funicello, Nelly and 2 Chainz, “Thong Song: A Ten-Year Celebration of Sisqó”, 2010


Brendan Dowling is a Chicago-based improviser and writer who performs regularly with the Improvised Shakespeare Company. Follow him on Twitter at @berndandooling.

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