Remember LMFAO? The pop stars who provided the soundtrack to every party you attended in the early-2000s brought their signature colorful clothing to the red carpet of the 2011 VMAs. That year, band member RedFoo wore a white fringed animal print jacket and matching chaps.
In case that wasn’t bad enough, the singer paired his outrageous outfit with boxers with a hand-print. The only one who needed to stop was LMFAO with their terrible fashions. RedFoo wasn’t joking when he sang “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” otherwise, we can’t explain how he could be so confident wearing that.
At first glance, this may look like just your run-of-the-mill VMA outfit with cool shades to match. However, on closer inspection, you'll discover that...yes, that is a snake wrapped around H.E.R.'s neck!
It's possible that the musician wanted to pay homage to the iconic snake moment that Brittney Spears created in her performance of "Slave 4 U" way back at the 2001 VMAs. On the other hand, it's more likely that H.E.R. has a penchant for potentially "Toxic" accessories.
Taylor Swift, 2014
Sure, a short romper isn’t the most scandalous VMAs outfit, especially compared to the body-baring outfits worn by most celebrities. Still, this risky romper was quite an unexpected outfit for Taylor Swift. The singer, more known for break-up songs and “cottage-core” french braids, surprised everyone with this leggy look.
Taylor, who usually plays it safe and classic on the red carpet, decided to switch things up for the 2014 ceremony, and fans absolutely loved it! Since this appearance, Taylor has been one to watch on the red carpet with her edgy style.
Big Boi and Andre 3000, 2001
Outkast members Big Boi and Andre 3000 usually have an effortless cool that makes us look past their rather questionable wardrobe choices. In 2001, however, we couldn’t look away from their cartoonish couture. Looking at their outfits, we were left with many questions.
Why was Big Boi wearing pants made from thick pink fur, and what was up with Andre 3000’s orange overall onesie? The green fedora and thick, leather armpiece instantly bring us back to the terrible trends of the early 2000s… ugh.
In the early 2000s, Fergie was trying to establish a music career outside of being a member of the Black Eyed Peas. That said, this school-girl-inspired outfit was definitely not the outfit to show us she was a serious solo artist.
We can’t be the only ones confused by her old-fashioned businessman meets go-go dancer look. Unfortunately, Fergie seemed to stick to different versions of this look throughout that time, including wearing a provocative version of a Girls Scouts uniform in her “Fergalicious” music video.