Top 5 Most Shocking Grammy Moments
With the 2012 Grammy Awards right around the corner, here’s a roundup of the most bizarre and memorable moments in the award show’s history.
Twelve years after Jennifer Lopez donned the infamous Versace dress on the 2000 Grammy red-carpet, the world still imagines J. Lo’s bare midriff when the awards are even mentioned. Both plunging, and sheer, Lopez’s dress made red-carpet history and had everyone wondering just how exactly those sleeves stayed in place.
4. Eminem and Elton Duet
Elton John joined Eminem for a 2001 Grammy performance despite accusations from gay rights activists that Eminem’s music was homophobic. Elton John joined the rapper in a performance of Eminem’s song “Stan," surprising fans and critics alike. The pair even shared an onstage hug at the end of the show.
3. Bob Dylan Gets “Soy Bombed”
During his 1998 Grammy performance, Bob Dylan had a surprise visit from performance artist Michael Portnoy. A shirtless Portnoy took the stage with the words “Soy Bomb” written on his chest. It took more than 30 seconds of dancing for security to realize Portnoy was in fact, not part of the show, and he was then escorted off stage.
2. Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Long before Kanye West made headlines for interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards, another star rapper turned heads for crashing an acceptance speech in 1998. Ol’ Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan took the stage during Shawn Colvin’s speech for winning Song of the Year, a category the Clan wasn’t even nominated for. Ol’ Dirty Bastard defended his group after they lost to P. Diddy for Hip-Hop album of the year.
1. Milli Vanilli’s Lip Syncing Catastrophe
Eight months after winning the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1990, Milli Vanilli was exposed for lip-synching… everything. As it turned out, the German duo was merely the face of their album "All or Nothing" and even their performance at the award show was faked. For the first, and only time, a Grammy award was revoked. At least Milli Vanilli is famous for something.
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