It’s been a few years since we’ve seen Pink at the VMAs, but we definitely haven’t forgotten about her. This is the woman who showed up to her first VMAs in a full-on fur coat and hot pink hair and almost a decade later performed a song while doing acrobatics. Not only has Pink given us memorable VMA moments, but she’s given us plenty of memorable VMA outfits, too. Check out all of her looks below!
Pink’s first appearance at the VMAs was way way back in 2000 when she was just 20 years old, and it’s safe to say that she made a very loud statement with her look. She had (very fitting) hot pink hair gelled into spikes and wore a gold halter crop top, a floor-length fur coat, and jeans that were cut around the hips.
Though Pink was nominated for an award, she didn’t win that year, but she did present the award for Best Rap Video alongside Moby.
2001 was a big year for Pink at the VMAs. With Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Eve she presented the award (barefoot) for Best Male Video. She wore low-cut cargo pants and a fishnet leotard because Pink has the kind of abs that you should always show off.
She ended up taking home two awards with Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Eve for their song “Lady Marmalade” from the movie “Moulin Rogue.”
2002 was full of outfit changes for Pink. First she showed up on the red carpet covered in fake tattoos wearing a black and green striped halter dress with combat boots. And because she’s Pink, her hair was completely changed from previous years with her rocking a short black ’do with purple streaks.
Once again she took home two Moonmen, one for Best Female Video and and the other for Best Dance Video, for “Get This Party Started.” She accepted her award (barefoot again) in pinstripe jeans and a cropped tank.
She then shed a lot more clothes to perform “Just Like a Pill,” wearing a leather crop top and matching shorts.
Pink skipped the next four VMAs, coming back for the 2006 show looking significantly more adult. She wore flared pinstripe black pants with a sheer ruffled top tucked in. So mature. So sophisticated.
Since all Pink does is win, she unsurprisingly took home a VMA. This time it was Best Female Video for her song “Stupid Girls.”
Pink served up some punk-glam in a way only Pink could for the 2008 red carpet by wearing a red and black striped gown for her arrival.
She then changed into an electric blue coat with platform boots for her performance of “So What,” but rest assured that that wasn’t her only look during the song.
She eventually stripped off the coat to reveal a low-cut leather leotard and black nipple pasties. A future inspiration for Miley perhaps?
Pink showed up to the show in 2009 wearing a strapless mini-dress with chain embellishments, but turns out she wasn’t the only one…
Shakira also wore the dress to the show! It didn’t seem to bother either of them though (I mean, they both looked on point, TBH), since they smiled and posed for pictures together.
2009 featured the Pink VMA performance that raised the bar for all future VMA performances. Yes, I’m talking about when she performed “Sober” while hanging above the audience doing acrobatics.
Come 2012, Pink was officially a glamorous adult. Gone were the days of pink spiked hair and jeans so low they might as well be at your ankles. This was the last time Pink’s been to the VMAs and she delivered, wearing a long-sleeved gray gown with a thigh-high slit.
Ever since 2009, Pink has only performed while hovering over audiences. JK, but she did do it again for her performance of “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).” There were no acrobatics this time, but she did sit on a pair of oversized lips, which is still impressive.
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