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Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) have provided us with some of the most iconic looks. I mean, have we ever really forgotten about Lil Lim and her mermaid jumpsuit? What about when Beyoncé hit the red carpet with her mini me? And let’s not forget the times Nicki Minaj did the most in her over-the-top wigs and outlandish dresses. The VMAs has become an outlet for lots of celebrities to express the most creative and dramatic versions of themselves, and over the years they’ve done just that. If you need a reminder of the good, the bad, and the ugly ensembles of the past 23 years, take a stroll down memory lane with these most talked about looks in the history of the Video Music Awards.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

TLC at the 1995 VMA Awards

The legendary group hit the 1995 VMA Awards in their signature oversized pants and belly tops. TLC made baggy clothing look so good!

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Mariah Carey was known for her high slits and bare midriff. Here she is at the 1997 VMA Awards giving us a lot of leg.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Lil Kim gave us this fashion moment heard around the globe. This ensemble has been recreated so many times!

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Aaliyah at the 2000 VMA Awards

What a timeless beauty. Aaliyah traded in her loose fitting clothes for a black and yellow animal print dress with a high slit.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 VMA Awards

Jenny from the Block came to the 2000 VMA Awards dressed in an all-white Sean Jean ensemble. You better stan for your man!

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Janet Jackson at the 2001 VMA Awards

Miss Jackson (if you’re nasty) attended the 2001 VMA Awards clad in a black lace top, short shorts, and thigh high boots.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Macy Gray at the 2001 VMA Awards

Why pay for advertising when you can wear this dress? Macy Gray showed us just how eccentric she is in this blue and pink dress that marketed her upcoming album.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Naomi Campbell at the 2004 VMA Awards

Naomi Campbell is a complete vision of perfection in this little white dress.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Rihanna at the 2007 VMA Awards

Our girl Rihanna was in the midst of becoming a pop icon. Her edgy hair cut and bright pink gown was the perfect mixture of sugar and spice.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Nicki Minaj at the 2011 VMAs

During this time, Nicki Minaj was in the height of her weird fashion stage. Here she is at the 2011 VMA’s dressed in a bunch of stuff that can’t really be explained.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Beyonce at the 2011 VMA Awards

It was at the 2011 VMA Awards that Beyonce announced she was pregnant with her first child. Here she is cupping Blue Ivy in this gorgeous orange, single-shoulder gown.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Amber Rose at the 2014 VMA Awards

Amber Rose left little to the imagination at the 2014 VMA Awards. The now pregnant socialite bared it all in a silver, sequin dress.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Solange Knowles at the 2014 VMA Awards

In my humble opinion, Solange Knowles can do no wrong. She gave an effortless slay at the 2014 VMA awards dressed is a sparkly black two-piece suit.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Nicki Minaj at the 2015 VMA Awards

What a difference a few years make! Nicki Minaj’s fashion did a complete 180 by the time the 2015 VMA Awards rolled around.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna at the 2015 VMA Awards

Former BFF’s Amber Rose and Blac Chyna took each other on a date to the 2015 VMA Awards. Dressed in a local Philly designer, the pair used their ensembles to make a bold statement against slut-shaming.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Beyonce and Blue Ivy at the 2016 VMA Awards

How perfect is this moment? Both Beyonce and Blue Ivy hit the 2016 VMA Awards clad in sequin gowns.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Cardi B at the 2017 VMA Awards

Cardi B did not come to play! The rapper and budding actress gave angelic vibes in an all-white jumpsuit at the 2017 VMA Awards

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Yara Shahidi at the 2017 VMA Awards

Yara Shahidi gave her best power pose at the 2017 VMA Awards clad in a gold, belted Zimmermann gown.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Cardi B at the 2018 VMA Awards

Cardi B showed off that post baby bod in a velvet Nicolas Jebran dress and cute pixie cut.

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA Awards

Tiffany Haddish at the 2018 VMA Awards

Tiffany Haddish showed off her fashion chops at the 2018 VMA Awards clad in a black and white sheer Naeem Khan gown.