The Most Controversial Moments at the Grammy Awards

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Elton John and Eminem Perform Together
Elton John and Eminem Perform Together
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At the 2006 Grammys, Eminem and Elton John shocked viewers by collaborating and performing together. GLAAD openly criticized Eminem's lyrics as homophobic, so when the openly gay John took the stage with him, an iconic friendship was born.
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Ol Dirty Bastard Pulls a Kanye Before Kanye!
Ol Dirty Bastard Pulls a Kanye Before Kanye!
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Wu Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard rushed the stage in 1998 to protest losing Best Rap Album to Diddy, claiming “Wu Tang is for the children! We teach the children!”
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Bob Dylan/Soy Bomb
Bob Dylan/Soy Bomb
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At the 1998 Grammy Awards, a shirtless man (Michael Portnoy) got on stage and danced with the words Soy Bomb painted on his chest. Dylan let him rock out on stage for the rest of the peformance, but the meaning behind "Soy Bomb" is still a mystery.
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Jennifer Lopez's Dress
Jennifer Lopez's Dress
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Jennifer Lopez's wardrobe at the 2000 Grammys was so controversial, it has parodied many times over. Her green, see-through, plunging neckline dress certainly turned heads.
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Chris Brown Beats Rihanna
Chris Brown Beats Rihanna
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Chris Brown infamously attacked his girlfriend Rihanna before the pre-show, canceling his performance in 2009. Since then their relationship has been one nausea-inducing controversy.
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Milli Vanilli's Best New Artist Award
Milli Vanilli's Best New Artist Award
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Milli Vanilli’s Best New Artist award in 1990 was taken away when it was revealed they didn’t actually sing any vocals on their album.
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Jennifer Hudson's 2009 Performance
Jennifer Hudson's 2009 Performance
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In 2009, Jennifer Hudson's first public appearance after her family's tragic murder was her performance at the Grammys. It was incredibly sad and some people maybe believed that maybe it was too soon.

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