Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & More #VMA Mic Drop Performances | Top 10 #VMA Moments


(upbeat music) – The greatest
artists in the world are ready to show
up and show out for the 2019 VMA’s on Monday,
August 26 at eight PM, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco. Now this year will feature
all your favorite artists including Taylor
Swift, Lizzo, Rosalia, the Jonas Brothers,
Lil Nas X, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Sean Mendes, Camila
Cabello, and many more. The legendary VMA stage
can make an artist. Icons like Beyonce and
Jay Z have all wowed us with spectacular choreography and unforgettable performances. So over the next
hour we’ll count down 10 of the best mic drop
performances in VMA history. We’re gonna kick things off
with your number 10 moment and what’s a better way to start than with VMA’s most
outspoken artist. When Kanye’s not crashing
acceptance speeches, the Chicago native is usually
giving us a performance for the ages and he
did just that in 2010 when he took the stage with
nothing but two mics and a piano dressed in all red. Get ready to toast
to the douchebags flanked by ballerinas and
Good Music president Pusha T providing another all
time great performance. At number 10,
Kanye with Runaway. (cheering) (“Runaway” by Kanye West) ♪ Lookin’ at cha, lookin’
at cha, lookin’ at cha ♪ ♪ Lookin’ at cha, lookin’
at cha, lookin’ at cha ♪ ♪ Lookin’ at cha, lookin’
at cha, lookin’ at cha ♪ ♪ Lookin’ at cha, lookin’
at cha, lookin’ at cha ♪ ♪ Lookin’ at cha, lookin’
at cha, lookin’ at cha ♪ ♪ Lookin’ at cha, lookin’
at cha, lookin’ at cha ♪ ♪ Ladies and gentlemen,
ladies, ladies and gentlemen ♪ ♪ And I want to thank all of
my beautiful stars tonight ♪ ♪ And I want, and I want,
and I want, and I want ♪ ♪ And I want to thank all of
my beautiful stars tonight ♪ ♪ And I want, and I want,
and I want, and I want ♪ ♪ And I want to thank all of
my beautiful stars tonight ♪ ♪ And I always find, yeah I
always find somethin’ wrong ♪ ♪ You been puttin’ up wit’
my just way too long ♪ ♪ I’m so gifted at findin’
what I don’t like the most ♪ ♪ So I think it’s time
for us to have a toast ♪ ♪ Let’s have a toast
for the douche bags ♪ ♪ Let’s have a toast
for the ass, look at
‘cha, look at ‘cha ♪ ♪ Let’s have a toast
for the scumbags ♪ ♪ Every one of
them that I know ♪ ♪ Let’s have a toast
for the jerk offs ♪ ♪ That’ll never take work off ♪ ♪ Baby, I got a plan ♪ ♪ Run away fast as you can ♪ ♪ She find pictures
in my email ♪ ♪ I sent this bitch
a picture of my hey ♪ ♪ I don’t know what
it is with females ♪ ♪ But I’m not too
good at that hey ♪ ♪ See, I could have
me a good girl ♪ ♪ And still be addicted
to them hood rats ♪ ♪ And I just blame
everything on you ♪ ♪ At least you know
that’s what I’m good at ♪ ♪ See I always find ♪ ♪ Yeah I always find ♪ ♪ Yeah I always find
somethin’ wrong ♪ ♪ You been puttin’ up wit’
my just way too long ♪ ♪ I’m so gifted at findin’
what I don’t like the most ♪ ♪ So I think it’s time
for us to have a toast ♪ ♪ Let’s have a toast
for the douche bags ♪ ♪ Let’s have a toast
for the ass, look at
‘cha, look at ‘cha ♪ ♪ Let’s have a toast
for the scumbags ♪ ♪ Every one of
them that I know ♪ ♪ Let’s have a toast
for the jerk offs ♪ ♪ That’ll never take work off ♪ ♪ Baby, I got a plan ♪ ♪ Run away fast as you can ♪ ♪ Runaway, runaway
from me baby ♪ ♪ Look out, look out,
look out, look out ♪ ♪ Runaway ♪ ♪ Runaway from me baby ♪ ♪ Look at ‘cha, look at
‘cha, look at ‘cha, runaway ♪ ♪ Runaway from me baby ♪ ♪ Ladies and gentlemen ♪ ♪ Twenty four seven,
three sixty five ♪ ♪ Ginny stays on my mind ♪ ♪ I-I-I-I did it ♪ ♪ All right, all
right, I admit it ♪ ♪ Now pick your best move ♪ ♪ You could leave
or live wit’ it ♪ ♪ Ichabod Crane with that
lyric and he top off ♪ ♪ Split and go where? ♪ ♪ Back to wearin’
knockoffs, ha ha ♪ ♪ Knock it off,
Neiman’s, shop it off ♪ ♪ Let’s talk over mai tais,
waitress, top it off ♪ ♪ Hoes like vultures wanna
fly in your Freddy loafers ♪ ♪ You can’t blame ’em they
ain’t never seen Versace sofas ♪ ♪ Every bag, every
blouse, every bracelet ♪ ♪ Comes with a price
tag, baby face it ♪ ♪ You should leave if you
can’t accept the basics ♪ ♪ Plenty those in the
baller-playas matrix ♪ ♪ Invisibly set, the
Rolex is faceless ♪ ♪ I’m just young,
rich, and tasteless ♪ ♪ P! ♪ The next group on our countdown has dominated the
VMA’s over the years racking up 18 nominations
and performing four times in the show’s history so when they decide
to say Bye, Bye, Bye, fans were heartbroken. But that all changed in
2013 when Justin Timberlake decided just days before
the VMA’s to invite the rest of NSYNC to make
a surprise appearance for the 2013 Video
Vanguard performance. Now, the surprise
was so top secret, it came with a code
name, string quartet, and Justin didn’t even
tell producers about it until hours before the show. At number nine, it’s NSYNC. (cheering) (“Girlfriend” by NSYNC) ♪ Would you be my girlfriend? ♪ ♪ Hey ♪ ♪ Let’s show these young
boys how to do it ♪ ♪ My girlfriend ♪ ♪ Ever since I saw your face ♪ ♪ Nothing in my life
has been the same ♪ ♪ I walk around just
saying your name ♪ ♪ Without you my world
would end, yeah ♪ ♪ I’ve searched around
this whole damn place ♪ ♪ And everything says
you were meant to be ♪ ♪ My girlfriend, oh ♪ (“Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC) ♪ Bye bye ♪ ♪ Bye bye bye ♪ ♪ Don’t want to be
a fool for you ♪ ♪ Just another player
in your game for two ♪ ♪ You may hate me
but it ain’t no lie ♪ ♪ Baby bye bye bye ♪ ♪ Don’t want to make it tough ♪ ♪ I just want to tell you
that I’ve had enough ♪ ♪ It might sound crazy
but it ain’t no lie ♪ ♪ Baby bye bye bye ♪ Alright, we’re just
getting started, people, we got way more jaw
dropping performances involving ninjas, fake
blood and doppelgangers coming your way so make
sure you stick around for more VMA Mic
Drop Performances. (upbeat music) Welcome back. The 2019 VMA’s are
right around the corner. This is the show where
the fans are in charge of picking the winners, so be a part of the moment
and don’t forget to vote for who you think should
win Best New Artist at VMA dot MTV dot
com up until showtime and tune in Monday, August
26 to see who actually wins. Alright, so we gonna
get back to our biggest mic drop performances
in VMA history. Madonna. Madonna has been a staple since the VMA’s
launched back in 1984. Every appearance leaves her
fans begging for an encore, yet few performances
were as showstopping as her 1990 Vogue set. Now often referred to as the
Marie Antoinette performance, the Video Vanguard
winner blessed her fans with a theatrical rendition
complete with French costumes, powder wigs and stark
white face makeup. Now rumor has it
Madge and her team came up with the
performance theme during a game of charades. Coming in at number
eight, it’s Madonna. (“Vogue” by Madonna) (cheering) ♪ Strike a pose ♪ ♪ Strike a pose ♪ ♪ Vogue ♪ ♪ Vogue, vogue, vogue ♪ ♪ Look around, everywhere
you turn is heartache ♪ ♪ It’s everywhere that
you go (look around) ♪ ♪ You try everything
you can to escape ♪ ♪ The pain of life that you
know (life that you know) ♪ ♪ When all else fails
and you long to be ♪ ♪ Something better
than you are today ♪ ♪ I know a place where
you can get away ♪ ♪ It’s called a dance floor,
and here’s what it’s for, so ♪ ♪ Come on, vogue ♪ ♪ Let your body move to the
music (move to the music) ♪ ♪ Hey, hey, hey ♪ ♪ Come on, vogue ♪ ♪ Let your body go with the
flow (go with the flow) ♪ ♪ You know you can do it ♪ ♪ All you need is
your own imagination ♪ ♪ So use it that’s what it’s
for (that’s what it’s for) ♪ ♪ Go inside, for your
finest inspiration ♪ ♪ Your dreams will open the
door (open up the door) ♪ ♪ It makes no difference
if you’re black or white ♪ ♪ If you’re a boy or a girl ♪ ♪ If the music’s pumping
it will give you new life ♪ ♪ You’re a superstar,
yes, that’s what you
are, you know it ♪ ♪ Come on, vogue ♪ ♪ Let your body move to the
music (move to the music) ♪ ♪ Hey, hey, hey ♪ ♪ Come on, vogue ♪ ♪ Let your body go with the
flow (go with the flow) ♪ ♪ You know you can do it ♪ From toupees to trapeze, this next artist went above
and beyond with her lofty act. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the one and only
Superwoman, Pink. Her 2009 VMA performance
passed with flying colors hitting every note while
performing acrobatics high above the stage of
Radio City Music Hall, it was like Cirque du
Soleil meets the VMA’s. I know, I was there. Pink’s performance
was so extravagant that MTV had to bring in
specially made cameras in order to capture
her aerial stunts. And what’s even crazier, Pink only rehearsed twice
before doing it live. The next day her performance
was voted best of the night by MTV dot com. Flying in at number seven
on our list is Pink. (“Sober” by Pink) ♪ I don’t wanna be the girl
who laughs the loudest ♪ ♪ Or the girl who never
wants to be alone ♪ ♪ I don’t wanna be there calling
four o’clock in the morning ♪ ♪ Cause I’m the only one
you know in the world ♪ ♪ That won’t be home ♪ ♪ Ah, the sun is blinding ♪ ♪ I stayed up again ♪ ♪ Oh, I am finding ♪ ♪ That that’s not the way
I want my story to end ♪ ♪ I’m safe ♪ ♪ Up high ♪ ♪ Nothing can touch me ♪ ♪ But why do I feel
this party’s over? ♪ ♪ No pain ♪ ♪ Inside ♪ ♪ You’re my protection ♪ ♪ But how do I feel
this good sober? ♪ ♪ I don’t wanna be the girl
that has to fill the silence ♪ ♪ The quiet scares me ’cause
it screams the truth ♪ ♪ Please don’t tell me that
we had that conversation ♪ ♪ Cause I won’t remember,
save your breath, ♪ ♪ ‘Cause what’s the use? ♪ ♪ Ah, the night is calling? ♪ ♪ And it whispers to me
softly come and play ♪ ♪ But I, I am falling ♪ ♪ And If I let myself go
I’m the only one to blame ♪ ♪ I’m safe ♪ ♪ Up high ♪ ♪ Nothing can touch me ♪ ♪ But why do I feel
this good sober? ♪ ♪ Coming down, coming
down, coming down ♪ ♪ Spinning ’round, spinning
’round, spinning ’round ♪ ♪ I’m looking for
myself, sober ♪ ♪ When it’s good,
then it’s good, ♪ ♪ It’s so good
till it goes bad ♪ ♪ Till you’re trying to find
the you that you once had ♪ ♪ I have heard myself
cry, never again ♪ ♪ Broken down in agony just
tryin’ to find a friend ♪ ♪ Oh ♪ Hey don’t move, we’re
hopping the turnstiles and heading below ground
when we come back. More VMA mic drop
performances are on the way. (upbeat music) Hey, welcome back. Right now we’re counting down
the VMA mic drop performances as we get ready for
this year’s show which features more
killer performances from all your favorite artists including Taylor
Swift, Lizzo, Rosalia, the Jonas Brothers,
Lil Nas X, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Sean Mendes,
Camilla Cabello and many more. Plus a special appearance
from this year’s Video Vanguard
recipient, Missy Elliot. It’s all going down Monday,
August 26th at eight PM on MTV. Now, next on our
list is a performance that captured the
energy of the city unlike any other, hands down. Every artist hopes to make
a memorable first impression and Taylor Swift
seized her opportunity. In her debut performance
from the 2009 VMA’s, the young pop star
took things underground and blew the subway
doors wide open. T Swift reemerged in front
of Radio City Music Hall and finished her performance
from the roof of a taxi. It’s number six
on our countdown, here’s Taylor Swift
performing You Belong With Me. (“You Belong With
Me” by Taylor Swift) ♪ You’re on the phone
with your girlfriend ♪ ♪ She’s upset ♪ ♪ She’s going off about
something that you said ♪ ♪ She doesn’t get
your humor like I do ♪ ♪ I’m in my room ♪ ♪ It’s a typical Tuesday night ♪ ♪ I’m listening to the kind
of music she doesn’t like ♪ ♪ And she’ll never know
your story like I do’ ♪ ♪ But she wears short skirts ♪ ♪ I wear T-shirts ♪ ♪ She’s cheer captain ♪ ♪ And I’m on the bleachers ♪ ♪ Dreaming about the
day when you wake up ♪ ♪ And find that what
you’re looking for ♪ ♪ Has been here the whole time ♪ ♪ If you can see I’m the
one who understands you ♪ ♪ Been here all along
so why can’t you see ♪ ♪ You belong with me ♪ ♪ Standing by and waiting
at your back door ♪ ♪ All this time how
could you not know ♪ ♪ Baby, you belong with me ♪ ♪ You belong with me ♪ ♪ And you’ve got a smile that
could light up this whole town ♪ ♪ I haven’t seen it in a while
since she brought you down ♪ ♪ You say your fine ♪ ♪ I know you better then that ♪ ♪ Hey what you doing
with a girl like that ♪ ♪ She wears high heels ♪ ♪ I wear sneakers ♪ ♪ She’s cheer captain and
I’m on the bleachers ♪ ♪ Dreaming about the
day when you wake up ♪ ♪ And find that what
what you’re looking for ♪ ♪ Has been here the whole time ♪ ♪ If you can see that I’m
the one who understands you ♪ ♪ Been here all along
so why can’t you see ♪ ♪ You belong with me ♪ ♪ Standing by and waiting
at your back door ♪ ♪ All this time how
could you not know ♪ ♪ Baby, you belong with me ♪ ♪ You belong with me ♪ ♪ I remember you
drivin’ to my house ♪ ♪ In the middle of the night ♪ ♪ I’m the one who
makes you laugh ♪ ♪ When you know
you’re about to cry ♪ ♪ And I know your
favorite songs ♪ ♪ And you tell me
about your dreams ♪ ♪ I think I know
where you belong ♪ ♪ I think I know it’s with me ♪ ♪ Can’t you see that I’m the
one who understands you ♪ ♪ Been here all along
so why can’t you see ♪ ♪ You belong with me ♪ That was Taylor Swift
performing You Belong With Me. Now the world’s
greatest performers, they don’t just want
to outdo each other, they want to outdo themselves
and no one does that better than the artist coming in
at number five, Lady Gaga. Now before her
infamous meat dress came her 2009 VMA
performance of Paparazzi. During her set, Gaga
shocked the world with her opera
themed performance while spraying the stage with her blood, sweat
and tears literally. It was a bloody, memorable mess. Check this out. (“Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga) ♪ Can’t read my ♪ ♪ No he can’t read
my poker face ♪ ♪ Amidst all of these
flashing lights ♪ ♪ I pray the fame
won’t take my life ♪ ♪ We are the crowd ♪ ♪ We’re c-coming out ♪ ♪ Got my flash on it’s true ♪ ♪ Need that picture of you ♪ ♪ It’s so magical ♪ ♪ We’d be so fantastical ♪ ♪ Leather and jeans ♪ ♪ We’re rock glamorous ♪ ♪ Not sure what it means ♪ ♪ But this photo of us ♪ ♪ It don’t have a price ♪ ♪ Ready for those
flashing lights ♪ ♪ Cause you know that baby I ♪ ♪ I’m your biggest fan ♪ ♪ I’ll follow you
until you love me ♪ ♪ Papa-paparazzi ♪ ♪ Baby there’s no
other superstar ♪ ♪ You know that I’ll be ♪ ♪ Your papa-paparazzi ♪ ♪ Promise I’ll be kind ♪ ♪ But I won’t stop
until that boy is mine ♪ ♪ Baby you’ll be famous ♪ ♪ Chase you down
until you love me ♪ ♪ Papa-Paparazzi ♪ ♪ I’ll be a girl
backstage at your show ♪ ♪ Velvet ropes and guitars ♪ ♪ Yeah ’cause you’re my ♪ ♪ Rockstar in between the sets ♪ ♪ Eyeliner and cigarettes ♪ ♪ Shadow is burnt ♪ ♪ Yellow dance and we turn ♪ ♪ My lashes are dry ♪ ♪ Purple teardrops I cry
it don’t have a price ♪ ♪ Loving you is cherry pie ♪ ♪ ‘Cause you know that baby I ♪ ♪ I’m your biggest fan ♪ ♪ I’ll follow you
until you love me ♪ ♪ Papa-paparazzi ♪ ♪ Baby there’s no
other superstar ♪ ♪ You know that I’ll be ♪ ♪ Your papa-paparazzi ♪ ♪ Promise I’ll be kind ♪ ♪ But I won’t stop
until that boy is mine ♪ ♪ Baby you’ll be famous ♪ ♪ Chase you down
until you love me ♪ ♪ Papa-Paparazzi ♪ ♪ Real good ♪ ♪ We’re dancing in the studio ♪ ♪ Snap snap to ♪ ♪ On the radio ♪ ♪ Don’t stop ♪ ♪ For anyone ♪ ♪ We’re plastic but
we still have fun! ♪ ♪ I’m your biggest fan ♪ ♪ I’ll follow you
until you love me ♪ ♪ Papa-paparazzi ♪ ♪ Baby there’s no
other superstar ♪ ♪ You know that I’ll be ♪ ♪ Your papa-paparazzi ♪ ♪ Promise I’ll be kind ♪ ♪ But I won’t stop
until that boy is mine ♪ ♪ Baby you’ll be famous ♪ ♪ Chase you down
until you love me ♪ ♪ Papa-Paparazzi ♪ Alright, that was Lada Gaga. I actually remember
interviewing her that night before that performance
and she actually made out with Kermit the Frog. It was different but I just
rolled with it, you know, I roll with it. Shout out to Kermit,
man, you came up. Alright, now listen, we’re only halfway
through our countdown and we’ve got even more
mic drop performances from Kendrick Lamar,
Britney, and Beyonce. You don’t wanna move. (upbeat music) Hey what’s up, world,
I’m Sway and we’re back with our countdown of the VMA’s
mic dropping performances. Now the VMA’s give you the
power to decide who wins so make sure you head over
to VMA dot MTV dot com to vote for who you think
should win Best New Artist and tune in on Monday,
August 26th at eight PM to see who actually
takes it home. Now, next on our list is
one of the greatest MC’s to ever do it, I’m talking
about Kendrick Lamar. At the 2017 VMA’s, the
Compton native opened the show and he did not disappoint, literally setting
the stage ablaze with his inferno set. He had everything
from pyro to lasers. He even had a ninja
engulfed in flames. The only thing
hotter were his bars. Kendrick would go on to
win six awards that night including the prestigious
Video of the Year award for Humble and it’s time to
stop, drop and roll the clip at number four on our list, it’s Kendrick performing
DNA and Humble. (“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar) ♪ I got, I got, I got, I got ♪ ♪ Loyalty, got royalty ♪ ♪ Inside my DNA ♪ ♪ Cocaine quarter piece,
got war and peace ♪ ♪ Inside my DNA ♪ ♪ I got power,
poison, pain and joy ♪ ♪ Inside my DNA ♪ ♪ I got hustle, though,
ambition, flow ♪ ♪ Inside my DNA ♪ ♪ I was born like this,
since one like this, ♪ ♪ Immaculate conception ♪ ♪ I transform like this,
perform like this, ♪ ♪ Was Yeshua’s new weapon ♪ ♪ I don’t contemplate,
I meditate, then
off your damn head ♪ ♪ This that
put-the-kids-to-bed, this that ♪ ♪ I got, I got, I got, I got ♪ ♪ Realness, I just kill it ♪ ♪ ‘Cause it’s in my DNA ♪ ♪ I got millions, I got riches ♪ ♪ Buildin’ in my DNA ♪ ♪ I got dark, I got
evil, that rot ♪ ♪ Inside my DNA ♪ ♪ I got off, I got
troublesome heart ♪ ♪ Inside my DNA ♪ ♪ I just win again, then win
again like Wimbledon, I serve ♪ ♪ That’s him again, the sound
that engine in is like a bird ♪ ♪ You see fireworks and Corvette
tire skrrt the boulevard ♪ ♪ I know how you work, I
know just who you are ♪ ♪ See, you’s a, you’s
a, you’s a bitch ♪ ♪ Your hormones prolly switch ♪ ♪ Inside your DNA ♪ ♪ Problem is, all
that sucker is ♪ ♪ Inside your DNA ♪ ♪ Daddy prolly
snitched, heritage ♪ ♪ Inside your DNA ♪ ♪ Backbone don’t exist ♪ ♪ Born onside a
jellyfish, I gauge ♪ ♪ My pedigree most definitely
don’t tolerate the front ♪ ♪ I’ve been through
prolly offend you ♪ ♪ This is Paula’s oldest son ♪ ♪ I know murder, conviction ♪ ♪ Burners, boosters, burglars,
ballers, dead, redemption ♪ ♪ Scholars, fathers
dead with kids ♪ ♪ And I wish I was
fed forgiveness ♪ ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, soldier’s DNA ♪ ♪ Born inside the beast ♪ ♪ My expertise checked
out in second grade ♪ ♪ When I was nine,
on cell, motel, ♪ ♪ We didn’t have
nowhere to stay ♪ ♪ At twenty-nine,
I’ve done so well ♪ ♪ Hit cartwheel in my estate ♪ ♪ And I’m gon’ shine
like I’m supposed to ♪ ♪ Antisocial, extrovert ♪ ♪ And excellent mean
the extra work ♪ ♪ And absent-ness
what the F you heard ♪ ♪ And pessimists never
struck my nerve ♪ ♪ And that’s a riff,
gonna plead this case ♪ ♪ The reason my
power’s here on earth ♪ ♪ Salute the truth,
when the prophet say ♪ ♪ I got loyalty, got
royalty inside my DNA ♪ ♪ This is why I say that
Hip-Hop has done more damage ♪ ♪ To young African-Americans
than racism in recent years ♪ ♪ Five, four, three, two, one ♪ ♪ Tell me somethin’ ♪ ♪ You motha can’t
tell me nothin’ ♪ ♪ I’d rather die than
to listen to you ♪ ♪ My DNA not for imitation ♪ ♪ Your DNA an abomination ♪ ♪ This how it is when
you’re in the Matrix ♪ ♪ Dodgin’ bullets,
reapin’ what you sow ♪ ♪ And stackin’ up the
footage, livin’ on the go ♪ ♪ And sleepin’ in a Villa ♪ ♪ Sippin’ from a Grammy and
walkin’ in the buildin’ ♪ ♪ Diamond in the ceilin’,
marble on the floors ♪ ♪ Beach inside the window,
peekin’ out the window ♪ ♪ Baby in the pool, Godfather
goals, only Lord knows ♪ ♪ I’ve been goin’ hammer,
dodgin’ paparazzi, ♪ ♪ Freakin’ through the cameras ♪ ♪ Eat at Four Daughters,
Brock wearin’ sandals ♪ ♪ Yoga on a Monday,
stretchin’ to Nirvana ♪ ♪ Watchin’ all the snakes,
curvin’ all the fakes ♪ ♪ Phone never on, I
don’t conversate ♪ ♪ I don’t compromise,
I just penetrate ♪ ♪ Sex, money, murder,
these are the breaks ♪ ♪ These are the times,
level number nine ♪ ♪ Look up in the sky,
ten is on the way ♪ ♪ Sentence on the way,
killings on the way ♪ ♪ Won’t you tell ’em I
got winners on the way ♪ (chattering) ♪ You kung fu Kenny ♪ (“Humble” by Kendrick Lamar) ♪ Nobody pray for me ♪ ♪ Even a day for me ♪ ♪ Way (yeah, yeah!) ♪ ♪ Ay, I remember
syrup sandwiches and
crime allowances ♪ ♪ Finesse a with
some counterfeits ♪ ♪ But now I’m countin’ this ♪ ♪ Parmesan where my
accountant lives ♪ ♪ In fact, I’m downin’ this ♪ ♪ D’USSÉ with my boo bae ♪ ♪ Tastes like Kool-Aid
for the analysts ♪ ♪ Girl, I can buy yo’ ass
the world with my paystub ♪ ♪ Ooh, it feels good, won’t you
sit it on my taste bloods? ♪ ♪ I get way too petty once
you let me do the extras ♪ ♪ Pull up on your block,
then break it down ♪ ♪ We playin’ Tetris ♪ ♪ A.M. to the P.M.,
P.M. to the A.M., funk ♪ ♪ Piss out your per diem, you
just gotta hate ’em, funk ♪ ♪ If I quit this season, I
still be the greatest, funk ♪ ♪ If I quit this season, I
still be the greatest, funk ♪ ♪ My left stroke
just went viral ♪ ♪ Right stroke put
lil’ baby in a spiral ♪ ♪ Soprano C, we like to
keep it on a high note ♪ ♪ Its levels to it, you and
I know, bitch, be humble ♪ ♪ Sit down ♪ ♪ Be humble ♪ ♪ Sit down ♪ ♪ Be humble ♪ ♪ (Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’
up, hol’ up) sit down ♪ ♪ Be humble ♪ Alright, coming up
we’ll take a look at how the 2000 VMA’s
put Eminem on the map when 100 clones stormed
Radio City Music Hall. Don’t miss it,
we’ll be right back. (upbeat music) Alright, what’s up MTV? What’s up? Sway Calloway, man, and
we’re about to countdown 10 of the most mic dropping
VMA performances ever. Now it’s one thing to
have backup dancers, it’s another thing to recruit
an entire army of lookalikes. But that’s exactly
what Eminem did for his 2000 performance
of the Real Slim Shady. His legion of body doubles
took over the streets outside Radio City Music Hall before flooding the venue with the Detroit
MC leading the way. I can recall this, man, it
was something very incredible to watch somebody who
was an underground legend become mainstream without
compromising who he was at that time. At number three, it’s the
real Slim Shady himself. (“The Real Slim
Shady” by Eminem) ♪ May I have your
attention, please? ♪ ♪ Will the real Slim
Shady please stand up? ♪ ♪ I repeat, will the real
Slim Shady please stand up? ♪ ♪ Y’all act like you never
seen a white person before ♪ ♪ Jaws all on the floor
like Pam like Tommy ♪ ♪ Just burst in the door ♪ ♪ And started whoopin’ her
ass worse than before ♪ ♪ They first were divorced,
throwin’ her over furniture ♪ ♪ It’s the return of the ah,
wait, no way, you’re kidding ♪ ♪ He didn’t just say what
I think he did, did he? ♪ ♪ And Dr. Dre said,
nothing, you idiots ♪ ♪ Dr. Dre’s dead, he’s
locked in my basement ♪ ♪ Feminist women love Eminem ♪ ♪ Chicka, chicka, chicka,
Slim Shady, I’m sick of him ♪ ♪ Look at him, walkin’ around,
grabbin’ his you-know-what ♪ ♪ Flippin’ the you-know-who ♪ ♪ Yeah, but he’s
so cute though ♪ ♪ Yeah, I probably got
a couple of screws ♪ ♪ Up in my head loose ♪ ♪ But no worse than
what’s goin’ on ♪ ♪ In your parents’ bedrooms ♪ ♪ Sometimes I wanna get
on TV and just let loose ♪ ♪ But can’t, but it’s
cool for Tom Green ♪ ♪ To hump a dead moose ♪ ♪ My bum is on your lips,
my bum is on your lips ♪ ♪ And if I’m lucky, you might
just give it a little kiss ♪ ♪ And that’s the message that
we deliver to little kids ♪ ♪ And expect them not to
know what a woman’s is ♪ ♪ Of course they’re gonna
know what intercourse is ♪ ♪ By the time they
hit fourth grade ♪ ♪ They’ve got the Discovery
Channel, don’t they? ♪ ♪ We ain’t nothin’
but mammals-well, some
of us, cannibals ♪ ♪ Who cut other people
open like cantaloupes ♪ ♪ But if we can hump dead
animals and antelopes ♪ ♪ Then there’s no
reason that a man ♪ ♪ And another man can’t elope ♪ ♪ But if you feel like I
feel, I got the antidote ♪ ♪ Women, wave your pantyhose,
sing the chorus, and it goes ♪ ♪ I’m Slim Shady, yes
I’m the real Shady ♪ ♪ All you other Slim
Shadys are just imitating ♪ ♪ So won’t the real Slim
Shady please stand up ♪ ♪ Please stand up,
please stand up? ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m Slim Shady,
yes I’m the real Shady ♪ ♪ All you other Slim
Shadys are just imitating ♪ ♪ So won’t the real Slim
Shady please stand up ♪ ♪ Please stand up,
please stand up? ♪ ♪ Will Smith don’t gotta cuss
in his raps to sell records ♪ ♪ Well, I do, so
him and you too! ♪ ♪ You think I give a
damn about a Grammy? ♪ ♪ Half of you critics
can’t even stomach me ♪ ♪ Let alone stand me ♪ ♪ But Slim, what if you
win, wouldn’t it be weird? ♪ ♪ Why, so you guys could
just lie to get me here? ♪ ♪ So you can sit me here
next to Britney Spears? ♪ ♪ So, Christina Aguilera
better switch me chairs ♪ ♪ So I can sit next to
Carson Daly and Fred Durst ♪ ♪ And hear ’em argue over
who she gave to first ♪ ♪ Little put me
on blast on MTV ♪ ♪ Yeah, he’s cute, but I think
he’s married to Kim, hee-hee ♪ ♪ I should download
her audio on MP3 ♪ ♪ And show the whole world
how you gave Eminem ♪ ♪ I’m sick of you little
girl and boy groups ♪ ♪ All you do is annoy me ♪ ♪ So I have been sent
here to destroy you ♪ ♪ And there’s a million
of us just like me ♪ ♪ Who cuss like me, who
just don’t give a like me ♪ ♪ Who dress like me, walk,
talk and act like me ♪ ♪ And just might be the next
best thing, but not quite me ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m Slim Shady,
yes I’m the real Shady ♪ ♪ All you other Slim
Shadys are just imitating ♪ ♪ So won’t the real Slim
Shady please stand up ♪ ♪ Please stand up,
please stand up? ♪ Alright, what’s up y’all? Make sure you tune
in to the 2019 VMA’s on Monday, August
26th at eight PM to see more mic
drop performances from your favorite artists. Okay, coming up right now, which mic drop performance
slithered its way into the second spot? We’ll be right back. (upbeat music) Welcome back. Now check it, the next
performer on our list was feeling dangerous
back in 2001 because she recruited
the help of live animals. Britney Spears wowed
audiences when she danced with a seven foot
long albino python draped across her shoulders. The show almost didn’t go on because Britney broke out
in hives from anxiety, but who’s to blame her? Ultimately she overcame her fear and the second spot on our
list belongs to Britney, bitch. Here’s Slave 4 U. (“Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears) ♪ I know I may be young,
but I’ve got feelings too ♪ ♪ And I need to do what
I feel like doing ♪ ♪ So let me go,
and just listen ♪ ♪ All you people look at
me like I’m a little girl ♪ ♪ Well did you ever
think it’d be okay ♪ ♪ For me to step
into this world ♪ ♪ Always saying little girl
don’t step into the club ♪ ♪ Well I’m just tryin’
to find out why ♪ ♪ ‘Cause dancing’s what I love ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ ♪ I know I may come off
quiet, I may come off shy ♪ ♪ But I feel like talking ♪ ♪ Feel like dancing
when I see this guy ♪ ♪ What’s practical is logical,
what the hell, who cares? ♪ ♪ All I know is I’m so happy
when you’re dancing there ♪ ♪ I’m a slave for you ♪ ♪ I cannot hold it,
I cannot control it ♪ ♪ I’m a slave for you ♪ ♪ I won’t deny it, I’m
not trying to hide it ♪ ♪ Baby, don’t you
wanna, dance up on me ♪ ♪ I just wanna
dance next to you ♪ ♪ To another time and place ♪ ♪ Oh baby, don’t you
wanna, dance up on me ♪ ♪ Are you ready ♪ ♪ Leaving behind
my name, and age ♪ ♪ Let’s go ♪ ♪ Now watch me ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ ♪ I really wanna dance,
tonight with you ♪ ♪ I just can’t help myself ♪ ♪ I really wanna do
what you want me to ♪ ♪ I just feel I let myself go ♪ ♪ I really wanna dance,
tonight with you ♪ ♪ Wanna see you move ♪ ♪ I really wanna do
what you want me to ♪ ♪ Uh uh uh ♪ ♪ Baby, don’t you
wanna, dance up on me ♪ ♪ I just wanna
dance next to you ♪ ♪ To another time and place ♪ ♪ Oh, baby, don’t you
wanna, dance up on me ♪ ♪ Are you ready ♪ ♪ Leaving behind
my name, and age ♪ ♪ I’m a slave for
you (take that) ♪ ♪ I cannot hold it,
I cannot control it ♪ ♪ I’m a slave for you ♪ ♪ I won’t deny it, I’m not
trying to hide it baby ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ ♪ Get it get it,
get it get it (oh) ♪ Everyone remembers the snake, but let us not forget she
started that performance locked in a cage with a tiger. And if you’re wondering
whatever happened to that snake MTV tracked it down in 2016 and according to the
snake’s former trainer, the legendary python
was alive and well. Thank you, Britney, for making
me want to go on a safari. Coming up, find out
who’s taking the top spot on our countdown. One final mic drop
performance when we return. (upbeat music) Hey, welcome back to
our countdown of mic
drop performances in VMA history, and
then there was one. This stage has
witnessed legendary acts but no one has slayed
the VMA’s quite like, you guessed it, Beyonce. Now we thought we’d seen it all after she broke the Internet with the mic drop
pregnancy announcement, but then she hit us with her 2016 epic mini
concert of Lemonade. Now the performance
lasted 16 minutes long and featured Beyonce
taking out her anger on one of the cameras
when she cracked it with a baseball bat. At number one, it’s the most
awarded artist in VMA history, Beyonce, with her maddening
performance of Lemonade. (“Formation” by Beyonce) – [Man] Don’t play
with the girl’s baby. I’m back by popular demand. Oh yes, you best believe it. I came to slay bitch. – If y’all came to slay,
sing along with me. Come on! ♪ Y’all haters corny with
that illuminati mess ♪ ♪ Paparazzi, catch my
fly, and my cocky fresh ♪ ♪ I’m so reckless when I
rock my Givenchy dress ♪ ♪ I’m so possessive so I
rock his Roc necklaces ♪ ♪ My daddy Alabama,
momma Louisiana ♪ ♪ You mix that negro with that
Creole make a Texas bamma ♪ ♪ I like my baby hair,
with baby hair and afros ♪ ♪ I like my negro nose with
Jackson Five nostrils ♪ ♪ Earned all this money ♪ ♪ But they never take
the country out me ♪ ♪ I got a hot sauce
in my bag, swag ♪ ♪ I see it, I want it ♪ ♪ I stunt, yellow bone it ♪ ♪ I dream it, I work hard ♪ ♪ I grind ’til I own it ♪ ♪ I twirl on them haters ♪ ♪ Albino alligators ♪ ♪ El Camino with the seat low ♪ ♪ Sippin’ Cuervo
with no chaser ♪ ♪ I’m about to go
off, I go off ♪ Here we go! ♪ Slay ♪ ♪ Okay, ladies, now let’s get
in formation, ’cause I slay ♪ ♪ Okay ladies, now let’s get
in formation, ’cause I slay ♪ ♪ Prove to me you got some
coordination, ’cause I slay ♪ ♪ Slay trick, or
you get eliminated ♪ ♪ Okay ladies, now let’s get
in formation, ’cause I slay ♪ ♪ Okay ladies, now let’s get
in formation, ’cause I slay ♪ – Easily the greatest
performer of this generation, hands down, if you want to
argue with me, hit me on social, you’re gonna lose, okay. At number one,
that was Queen Bee with her iconic VMA maddening
performance of Lemonade and listen, that was
it for our countdown, but don’t forget to tune
in to the 2019 VMA’s on August 26th at
eight PM on MTV to see performances from
your favorite artists. I’ll see you there, peace.

100 Comments

  • 1:20 Kanye West – 'Runaway'

    6:00 *NSYNC – 'Bye, Bye, Bye'

    8:40 Madonna – 'Vogue'

    12:26 P!nk – 'Sober'

    16:28 Taylor Swift – 'You Belong with Me'

    20:16 Lady Gaga – 'Paparazzi'

    25:27 Kendrick Lamar – 'HUMBLE. / DNA.'

    30:35 – Eminem – 'The Real Slim Shady'

    34:02 Britney Spears – 'Slave 4 U'

    38:15 Beyoncé – 'Formation'

  • Sem Sombras de dúvidas Britney deveria estar em Primeiro Lugar

  • Awwww Aaliyah in Eminem’s performance…if only I could go back in time and warn her not to fly ☹️☹️☹️😭😭

  • I'm not trying to be ironic, but.. I really do miss the Old Kanye. He's so damn talented. This is one of the best performances I've ever seen from him. (I guess that makes sense since it's on a top 10 VMA performances vid)🙊

  • Personal favorite of these is Taylor Swift. Em & Bey tied for second.💯

    P!nk's most technical though along with Britney's (Tiger +🐍) nd Lady Gaga's had a definite story to it.💯

    All awesome performances.

  • Katy Perry's ROAR performance is an essential ranking in all of my personal favourite VMA playlists! By the way, beside the category of Mic Drop, sensational performance of personally emotional song like the way Adele nailed with her SOMEONE LIKE YOU is the type of performance I always look for in every award show.

  • That tiger should have turned on people. Probably thinking look at all this food!! Just for me. The Stage & people probably looked like a banquet to that tiger.

  • Gaga deserves higher… she literally DROPPED THE MIC

  • Beyonce is the best

  • I'm sorry forget Taylor Swift she's rubbish Aretha Franklin said dresses nice but Beyonce is amazing Miss Elliott ,Madonna Normani,kanye west, britney spears back in the day, Kendrick Lamar with j cole, and Justin Timberland he treated and think really bad made them seeing one or two songs and made them go about their business lady gaga performance is good.
    Regards to Britney Spears this was the real Britney Spears until they actually cloned and chipped she was an amazing performer

  • Chris brown performance ?????

  • How dare you play Beyonce and not play the full video bulshit with little dryers one minute

  • WTF what Kanye song is wack AF

  • Wow pinks performance was really underrated! She smashed 👏🏽👏🏽

  • kanye 😘😘😘😘😘👊

  • where is the king of pop ???

  • Kendrick got me shock 👑

  • Beyoncé shut that VMAs DOWN! You forgot Rihanna was receiving the Vanguard Award that nice, lmaoo

  • Sorry but any top that doesn't put Madonna Britney Christina and Missy 2003 performance at 1st isn't worth to watch… thank you… next…

  • VMA. WE SCREAM FOR BEYONCE'S FULL 2016 VMA PERFORMANCE! PLEASE. 😍😍😍

  • Play the wholes performances or don’t bother doing it at all 👎

  • Am I the only one who skipped to Beyoncé performance

  • I Agree with List. Niiiiccceee

  • dude!? Where is Janet?
    Dana T.

  • Kanye is full of himself

  • So now Missy is #1 for life! Lol! She brought it home! Epic!

  • Sorry but Like A Virgin, Vogue and Like A Virgin/Hollywood/The Kiss are all #1.

  • Zero iconic.

  • Pink has them vocals 💕💕 even up high

  • I’m waiting for the full 15 minutes okay MTV

  • beyonce is thatttt bitch! EPIC

  • Kanye west performance kinda lazy -_-

  • I LOVE YOU BTS LIM NAMJOON KIM SEOKJIN MIN YOONGI JUNG HOSEOK PARK JIMIN KIM TAEHYUNG JEON JUNGKOOK 😍😘😍😘😍😘😍

  • Mic Drop : BTS😂😂😂😘😍😘😍

  • Gimme More and the "It's Britney Bitch" is the most iconic moment of the VMAS. That shit was wild as F!!!

  • No performance should be on this list if they lip sync the entire thing…can't drop a mic if you're not really using one…

  • Pink should have been no1!!

  • The fact that Madonna, missy, Britney and Xtina isn’t number one is an actual crime and what’s worse it isn’t even included!

  • I haven't finished vid yet but…….I don't think Madonna should be on here because she's lip syncing. And I did love her music, I was 14 when she hit it big.

  • kanye and his ego are probably pissed because he's number 10. damn i find him so annoying (fast forwarding)… and please upload all their performances in full, especially pink's!!

  • this list is shit

  • Nimber 1 Beyoncé amen

  • This list is bogus….Chris Brown is not on it.

  • So the fifth harmony mic drop from the angel – down performance isn't here? That is sad!

  • Britney is the best ❤️

  • Back when Kanye was a good artist 🙌🏻

  • Trash without MJ

  • On Britney Spears MTV was she using playback ?

  • Es un insulto que olvidaran a Michael Jackson!

  • Madonna is number 8?!?!?!?!?! PLEASE! She is #1. She is MTV!

  • Madonna is number 8?!?!?!?!?! PLEASE! She is #1. She is MTV!

  • Madonna doesn’t even have a mic like ok????

  • P!nk nailing everything while she’s UPSIDE DOWN and SPINNING AROUND doesn’t compare to Madonna dancing around in a dress and makeup on while she doesn’t even have a frickin mic 🤦🏼‍♀️ jesus

  • YOURE GONNA SHOW THE WHOLE MADONNA AND NOT THE WHOLE BEYONCE

  • madonna doesnt even use a mic lmao still iconic though

  • It’s a shame most of these are lip-synced

  • Kanye sounds horrible I hate that song the performance is rubbish shouldn't even be in the top 10

  • Madonna’s ICONIC AND LEGENDARY “Like a Virgin” performance is not here?!!!! WTF?! She INVENTED the Vmas by performing LAV the way she did. After her, every artist knew they had to create an unforgettable show so that they become legends too.

  • Beyoncé is the Best!!!!!

  • Chris brown not even mentioned. Omega lul.

  • Really jajja NSyNC?

  • Is there a reason why MTV doesn't show the complete performances?? it's unnecessary, those were performed for MTV so why the F**k not show all? MTV dissapoints for years now, not even the Videos on YouTube are rewarding

  • Eminem👑

  • Queen Bey! 👑👑

  • I just came in to see Beyoncé.

  • Love how Madonna straight up doesn’t hide her lip syncing

  • I love that after all this time, Britney has still not been bothered enough to even make it look somewhat believable that she could be singing live. She’s been lip-syncing her whole career and they don’t even attempt to hide it. Doesn’t make her any less iconic. Most artists try to cover it up. Her? Nope. You know what you’re getting lol.

  • I expected like a real compilation…

  • Acho que Britney no VMA 2001 merecia o 1º lugar.

  • The fact that none of Rihannas 2016 performances are not included, is disrespectful

  • Gaga performance is a game changer for that year tho

  • RIP for 1D in this video 😭😭😭💕

  • Sorry, eu amo a Beyoncé, ela é uma artista completa, perfeita, mas em performance icônica e inesquecível será sempre a da Britney!

  • Britney will always be the best of those (now) sad awards. Beyonce at #1? you can ask around the world who remembers a Bey Medley vs. who was the performer with a snake on her shoulders and then come back with the answers dear!

  • Beyonce es la mejor artista femenina del mundo es perfecta, es la mejor en vivo, es versátil, excelente voz, baile es la mujer perfecta, full talento Al 100%la reina B…. 👑👑👑

  • Wow… Kanye really can't sing.

  • #madonna #iconic

  • Taylor out here having better mike quality in 2009 at the train station, than the 2019 vma stage.

  • No Bruno Mars? Bs.

  • Queen Beyonce 👑

  • Kanye trying to be dope is like me trying to be 20 again. 😶

  • yes Beyonce won that

  • Kanye's performance was a little good until he started singing, sis why are you even here?

  • no one beats gaga's legendary and iconic performance!

  • Beyoncé icon 👑

  • Can we PLEASE have the full beyonce performance

  • I miss this Ye 😬

  • Beyoncé super women performence

  • Wtf MTV!!! What about Michael Jackson 1995 performance? Come on…shame on MTV… You know this should have been in the top 10

  • Eminem 🔥

  • forgot about Michael Jackson

  • Beyoncé is literally the GOAT. Y'all will deal.

  • Супер 💐💐💐🌹🌹🌹

  • Beyonce, then kendricks performances are the best, then gaga, and pink.

  • Beyoncé slays!
    She made history with Lemonade album, one of the greatest music masterpieces

  • Beyonce keeps topping these lists. MTV doesn't want that Beyhive smoke 😂

  • MTV been eating off Britney's performances for a generation and you don't give her the #1?

  • I wanted to enjoy the nsync performance but the damn lights!!

  • Beyonce the queen!!! No one can kill it like her!

  • 36:45 the girl ran from the snake's mouth. ..

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