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Bring Out the Censors! The Most Naked VMA Moments

Bring Out the Censors! The Most Naked VMA Moments

Originally posted 08/20/2014 10:00AM

Lil' Kim's lil' pasty and Britney's see-through bodysuit are just two of the barely-there looks that have made MTV history

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The Most OMG Moments in VMA History – as Told by Emojis

UpdatePosted 08/20/2014 10:00AM

The Most OMG Moments in MTV VMA History as Told by Emojis

Originally posted 08/19/2014 02:30PM

The MTV Video Music Awards may pass out Moonmen to its winners, but the award show is better known for giving music fans unforgettably shocking moments.

It's been 30 years since Madonna popped out of a wedding cake and rolled around on the stage, but her VMA performance is still fresh in our minds. And it was only last year that Miley Cyrus twerked up a storm of controversy with Robin Thicke – certainly no one's forgotten that. While viewers can depend on MTV to deliver the OMGs to kick off awards season, some things have changed.

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Lil' Kim Welcomes a Daughter | Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim Welcomes a Daughter

Originally posted 06/09/2014 10:15PM

The rapper gave birth to Royal Reign on Monday morning, PEOPLE confirms

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Surprise! Lil' Kim Is Pregnant | Lil' Kim

Surprise! Lil' Kim Is Pregnant

Originally posted 02/13/2014 09:30AM

The rapper unveiled her blossoming baby bump Wednesday at New York Fashion Week

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Think Miley's VMA Outfit Was Shocking? Check Out Her Halloween Costume

Miley Cyrus Dresses as Lil' Kim for Halloween

Originally posted 10/31/2013 10:25AM

Miley Cyrus's VMA outfit might be this year's hottest Halloween costume. But for the real-life Cyrus, she's been there, done that.

Instead, the twerk-happy star, 20, opted for a throwback costume inspired by another skin-baring star who courted controversy at the MTV Video Music Awards more than a decade earlier: rapper Lil Kim.

On Wednesday night, the "Wrecking Ball" singer Tweeted a photo of herself dressed in the memorably skimpy outfit Kim wore to the 1999 Video Music Awards.

Donning a sultry look, a purple wig and that infamous purple pasty atop her left breast, the singer simply captioned the Tweet "Happy Halllllloweeeen" with four hearts after it.

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Grammy Stars Warned: Cover Up Your Body Parts

Grammy Stars Warned: Cover Up Your Body Parts

Originally posted 02/07/2013 09:30AM

The Grammy Awards have seen enough of your private parts.

In an unusually frank email to attendees of this Sunday's music-awards show, CBS has identified – rather bluntly – exactly which body parts it doesn't want to see exposed by those swanky designer outfits.

"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," reads the email, obtained by Deadline.com. "Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic."

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Lil' Kim Calls Nicki Minaj a 'Stupid H–' After Grammy Spectacle | Lil' Kim, Nicki Minaj

Lil' Kim Calls Nicki Minaj a 'Stupid H–' After Grammy Spectacle

Originally posted 02/16/2012 11:30AM

You can count Lil' Kim among the people confused – to put it mildly – by Nicki Minaj's religious-themed performance at Sunday's Grammy Awards.

"I don't know what that was. I'm pretty sure I feel the same way everybody else feels right about now," Kim, 37, said Wednesday night on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. (Watch the clip below.)

But then Kim got a little more blunt in her appraisal of the 29-year-old rapper. "If you have to make a song called 'Stupid Hoe,' you must be a stupid hoe," Kim said after host Andy Cohen told her got many questions from viewers about her thoughts on Minaj.

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Don't Believe the Rumors: Jon Bon Jovi Is Still Alive | Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi Is Still Alive – and Joking – Despite Death Rumors

Originally posted 12/20/2011 09:45AM

Jon Bon Jovi is still livin' on a prayer.

A fake press release reporting that the singer, 49, had died during a tour stop in New Jersey gained major buzz on the Internet late Monday, sparking confusion and concern among fans.

But don't fret, the rocker is still kicking – and even seems to have a sense of humor about the ordeal.

Bon Jovi joked about the rumor on the band's Twitter feed, posting a picture Monday night with the caption, "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey -jbj. Rest assured that Jon is fine! This photo was just taken."

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Lil' Kim Sued By Record Label for $2 Million | Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim Sued By Record Label for $2 Million

Originally posted 10/09/2008 10:15AM

Raunchy rapper Lil' Kim won't be recording a new album until she can clear up a lawsuit filed by her record label.

In a lawsuit filed earlier this week, record label Brookland Media claims the Grammy-winner hasn't delivered the tracks she promised after the company spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on recordings and equipment. The label also claims it spent $12,000 per month to rent a house near Lil' Kim's New Jersey home.

The New York Daily News reports that Brookland wants the court to declare the contract valid and bar the rap star from recording for another company for its duration.

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Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown Sued By Book Publisher | Lil' Kim

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Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown Sued By Book Publisher

Originally posted 07/25/2008 01:45PM

Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim may be out of prison – but they're not out of trouble.

Publishers Simon & Schuster Inc. filed two lawsuits Thursday that claim the rappers were paid advances for books they have yet to turn in, the Associated Press reports.

Prior to being jailed in 2005 for lying about a shooting, Brown, 29, allegedly received $75,000 to write an autobiography called Broken Silence, due the following year.

Kim, 32, who was released in 2006 after serving nearly 10 months for a probation violation, was given $40,000 to write a novel close to five years ago, according to the publishing house.

"We are disappointed that Simon & Schuster has made the decision to file this lawsuit,” says Kim's lawyer Bernard H. Jackson III. "[She] has had every intention to fulfill her obligations under the agreement from day one but there were certain resources that are standard for any book publisher to provide that we felt were not available in order for her to complete the project. Many attempts have been made to resolve this matter privately by Kim and she still looks forward to doing so."

Calls to Brown's rep were not immediately returned.

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