09/06/2012 10:31 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

VMA 2012 Fashion: Nicki Minaj's Hot Mess And 10 More Worst-Dressed Stars (PHOTOS)

One thing we can always expect from the MTV Video Music Awards is serious fashion risks. This year didn't disappoint as stars like Nicki Minaj showed up in a spiderweb-catsuit-policeman getup that had us feeling like we were staring directly into the sun. Katy Perry almost got it right -- the loose locks are a step in the right direction, but the sequins and sheer skirt are a step backward.

Elsewhere, we saw the reigning queens of tacky territory guarding the throne, so to speak (we're talking to you, "Jersey Shore" ladies).

Check out our gallery of the worst-dressed stars from the 2012 VMAs, and let us know if you agree. Then head over to our best-dressed gallery for a breath of fresh air.

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