MTV Video Music Awards: The Best & Boldest Moments

From a stage-crashing Kanye West to touching Michael Jackson tributes to Lady Gaga's outrageous looks, see the must-see moments from the VMAs (14 Photos)

Ali Gray on Sep 13, 2009 at 10:47PM

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MTV Video Music Awards: The Best & Boldest Moments

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Madonna's Heartfelt MJ Speech

Madonna kicked off the show by introducing a Michael Jackson tribute. In an emotional speech, her Madgesty shared her memories of the pop legend and their brief stint as friends. The two later drifted apart and Madonna admitted that she regrets that she, like most people, abandoned Michael in his darkest hours. "He was so unique, so original, so rare. And there will never be anyone like him again," she said.  "He was a king."

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