Proof That the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards Were the Best Ever

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MTV's biggest night — aka the Video Music Awards! — is going down this weekend, and it's crazy to think how many infamous moments this show has brought us over the years. From Miley Cyrus' twerking to Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift's speech, and let's not forget about Britney Spears' stripped down version of "Oops…I Did It Again," we can't wait to see what this year's show will bring us.

However, while we're sure this year's awards show will be great, we can't help but look back at the 1999 VMAs and reminiscence on how they were the best EVER. This was one of our first introductions to Britney and *NSYNC as they shared the stage for a joint performance. And this was also the same year Lil Kim wore that infamous purple outfit. AND they took place on 9/9/99 — doesn't get much more epic than that.

So, we thought we'd take a little walk down memory lane for this week's Flashback Friday and bring you some old school photos from the 1999 VMAs. Hard to believe they took place 15 years ago, right? Click through the gallery below!