Since their debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and their penchant for causing headlines and shaking up the pop music world hasn't diminished. Here are 32 moments from VMAs past that have caused tongues to wag and eyebrows to raise. Manson wore prosthetic breasts, rail-thin actor and polio survivor Goddess Bunny cut a striking figure in drag and a phalanx of male cop dancers start making out with each other. Sharing the podium with anxious-looking A Different World actress Jasmine Guy, Weird Al didn't let fluffed-up audience praise careen past while presenting the Best Video of a Song from a Motion Picture at the ceremony. Each time a crescendo of "woo" rose from the crowd, he spat one back at them — loudly and obnoxiously. Meanwhile, Guy tightened her smile ever so slightly. When winners U2 and B. King weren't there to claim their win, Al's final flourish was to "pretend" to snatch the Moonman from Guy's arms. Screamy comedian Sam Kinison was given the task of honoring Guns N' Roses at the ceremony, where the hard-rock bad boys picked up Best New Artist. He managed to incorporate a bit of his stand-up — cleaned way up for TV, he noted — into his intro.
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Individually-performed, chiefly but not exclusively by women,   dancers move by throwing or thrusting their hips back or shaking their buttocks , often in a low squatting stance. As a tradition shaped by local aid and pleasure clubs, block parties and second lines ,  the dance was central to "a historical situating of sissy bounce—bounce music as performed by artists from the New Orleans African-American community that [led to] a meteoric rise in popularity post-[ Hurricane Katrina after ]. This venue, called Club was the top voted jazz dinner club at the time but converted to hip hop gatherings of up to patrons after midnight. Due to the destruction of regional urban venues lost in Katrina, guests were forced drive into the French Quarter to find places to enjoy the music genre. The two largest venues that catered to the new crowds were Club and The House of Blues both located on Decatur Street. Before reconstruction provided more alternatives, thousands of fans would fill the two venues and the street each weekend night. Inside Club patrons were treated to top flight jazz performances and 4 star white tablecloth cuisine until The owner of Club and husband to then jazz vocal sensation, The Rose of New Orleans, is credited for coining the term 'twerk' when announcing entertainers and dancers. Club was a marvelous cooperation between considerate club operators sensitive to the needs of a thousands of displaced fans of hip hop.