The Grammys: WTF Moments We Can’t Erase From Our Minds

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This year’s Grammy Awards is fast approaching and we just know there will be a WTF moment – there always is!

Although we applaud the musicians who walk away with grins and gongs, their moment of glory isn’t always what gets us talking the next day.

Madonna’s bare bum, anyone? *shudder*

Ahead of this year’s ceremony, which takes place in the US on Sunday night (12 February), we take a look back at the most jaw-dropping moments…and the ones we can never un-see!

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Lady Gaga Arrives In An Egg: 2011

Lady Gaga was the first – and last – person to ever arrive on the Grammys red carpet in an egg. She later hatched out of it during her performance onstage. You know, as you do.

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Chris Brown Attacks Rihanna: 2009

Judging by their smiles on the night, Chris Brown and Rihanna appeared to be enjoying the Grammy Awards. However, once the event was over, things took a dark turn when Chris attacked his then-girlfriend. He later pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to five years’ probation, one year of domestic violence counselling and six months’ community service. He was also handed a restraining order against Rihanna, lasting five years.

Nicki Minaj’s The Exorcism Of Romance performance: 2012

One word: Awkward! Nicki took to the Grammys stage for a performance of a new song…and left everyone a little speechless. There was a red cloak involved, a random old man dressed as The Pope and some interesting headwear. Erm, taxi for one!

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Eminem and Sir Elton John Duet: 2001

Back in 2001, Eminem was the bad boy dominating the charts, dodgy blonde hairdo and all. So who’d have thought it when he paired up with ageing (but legendary) musician Elton for a duet of ‘Stan’ – and it worked! Go figure.

Adele and Chris Brown’s ‘exchange’ of words: 2013

Oh hello again, Chris… Chris was pretty miffed when he lost out to Frank Ocean on the Grammy for ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’. The pair had reportedly argued outside before the event kicked off and Chris then refused to stand up as Frank collected his gong. Cue an earful from a very unimpressed Adele, God love her!

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Madonna’s Bare Backside: 2015

Our eyes, our eyes! While Kim Kardashian broke the internet with her derriere, Madonna only gave us nightmares. After giving the cameras a cheeky flash her bum on the Grammys red carpet (and consequently us), she later claimed the stunt was “inspired”. Yes. Room for one more in Nicki’s taxi by any chance?

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