MTV Video Music Awards 2014

MTV VMAs: 5 Things That Set It Apart

From pop star PDA to stage-crashing headliners, a by-the-numbers breakdown of MTV's wildest awards show


Kanye West's infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's best female video acceptance speech in 2009 has become the show's most talked-about moment of stage crashing, but it wasn't the first. In 2000, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford climbed a set piece as Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst accepted the award for best rock video – and stayed there until he was later arrested.