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.
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.
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.
As one of the biggest bands in metal music, we were surprised to see members of the band Slipknot dress up in tuxedos… That was until we took a look at what was going on above their ties. Perhaps they were planning to go to a Halloween-themed party after the event or were planning on working at a haunted house.
Either way, we can’t understand why they look like they stopped at a costume store on their way back from the tailor. We're also trying to ignore the KISS-knockoff mask worn by the singer on the right.
Perez Hilton, 2009
You would think that someone who makes a living commenting on other people’s looks would put a bit more effort into his outfit for the MTV VMAs ceremony. In 2009, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton actually left his home in this strange outfit.
Perez combined neon yellow boots with an equally bright pair of pink shorts and a floral blazer (minus a shirt, of course). In case the outfit couldn’t get stranger, he accessorized with yellow body paint on his hands. Or was there toxic waste involved?