Most memorable MTV VMAs moments

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:56:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 01 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 30 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2014 edition, set for August 24, check out some of the most memorable.

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2009: In arguably the most memorable moment in MTV Video Music Awards history, rapper Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me," grabbing the mic with the words "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma Let you finish" before proclaiming that Beyonce's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," nominated for the same award, was "one of the best videos of all time."

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