We all listened to this Jamaican rapper’s tunes on repeat in the early 2000s – no radio station jam was complete without Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” or “Boombastic.” And, of course, leave it to the cool Shaggy to enjoy life to the fullest. Just that voice he’d put on in his songs was enough to send the crowd wild!
Especially on 2001’s “MTV Spring Break” as he was dancing with a model on stage. Shaggy looks happy, for lack of a better word, and the model seems to be having a great time too. If he was singing “Angel” at that moment in time, you could say it was very fitting.
Crazy Town Gets Crazy in Cancun – 2001
Oh, the 2000s, there truly was no better time for weird new boy bands to flourish. And who can forget the hit song “Butterfly” by the rap rock band Crazy Town? That Red Hot Chili Peppers sample was something else! It basically dominated the radio stations and our Napster playlists back then.
Above, we see the crazy boys from Crazy Town getting ready to party it up in "MTV Spring Break" in 2001. And apparently, aside from face piercings, star tattoos were all the rage. It's a shame they could never push on to become a mainstay rap rock band like, let's say, Linkin Park.
Dream Plays Charades on Stage – 2001
Okay, so they’re not actually playing charades, but it totally looks like they could be, right? The four-member girl band Dream skyrocketed to fame back in the 2000s when their single “He Loves U Not” topped the charts for weeks. As you can see, they were making a lot of fans' dreams come true that day.
Above are the four cute pop stars performing on stage as the musical performance of MTV’s “Fashionably Loud” program during the 2001 Spring break. As for their outfits, well, apparently, it was trendy to wear a piece of plaid fabric on one arm. Who knows what nightmare Dream turned into over the last two decades?
Molly Sims Dazzles Backstage – 2001
The gorgeous fashion model Molly Sims was the “It” girl of the 2000s – she was on the cover of fashion magazines, on highway billboards, movies, and shows, and even in "MTV Spring Break" shows. Here is the beautiful Sims wearing a somewhat confusing top and some jean shorts with an oversized belt.
We love her top’s color, but it looks a bit like a shredded curtain, and the jeans with the cowboy belt on top? We thought she was supposed to be a fashion connoisseur. Side note: how was 2001 over two decades ago? It just doesn't make any sense, right?
Tyrese Works Out Backstage – 2001
Nowadays, we all know him as the handsome Roman Pierce from the “Fast & Furious” film series, but before he was an actor, Tyrese was a singer. His first album, “Sweet Lady,” was released in 1998, and it was a huge hit. Hence, Tyrese doing MTV stuff over two decades ago.
Look at this gorgeous man working out so fast and so furiously backstage during "MTV Spring Break" – we bet that was better than a lot of musical performances. It’s okay, Tyrese; you can stop with the push-ups; we already know you’re strong and perfect. And that trend seems to carry on until this very day.