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This Is What The MTV VMAs Looked Like In 2004

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The 2004 MTV VMAs don't look all that different from the event you may find yourself tuning into on Sunday, Aug. 24. Many of the major players are still famous today, but it should be noted that it was only a decade ago that there was not a Kardashian in sight. But seriously, the 2004 VMAs were held at Miami's American Airlines Arena where P. Diddy kicked things off by arriving via luxury yacht, Beyonce and Jay Z were just a little too matchy-matchy, and, mercifully, it was the first year they decided to forgo a host. Let's take a trip down memory lane before this year's awards.

  • Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were still together.
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  • Beyonce and Jay Z walked the red carpet together for the first time at the VMAs.
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  • Usher sang shirtless in the rain.
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  • The Black Eyed Peas struck a pose.
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  • Ashlee Simpson was still dating Ryan Cabrera.
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  • P. Diddy looked dapper.
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  • Brooke Hogan soaked up her 15 minutes of fame.
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  • P. Diddy and Mase hung out backstage.
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  • Outkast won Video of The Year and three other Moonmen.
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  • Dave Navarro displayed his pierced nipples on the red carpet.
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  • Jimmy Fallon opted for an orange T-shirt.
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  • LL Cool J felt really good about his hat.
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  • James Bourne of Busted was apparently famous enough to be there. He made this face.
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  • No Doubt snagged the award for Best Pop Video.
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  • Hilary Duff was like, "Heyyyy."
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  • Amy Lee of Evanescence presented an award with John Mellencamp, because okay.
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  • Paris Hilton was really into posing and David LaChapelle was on the phone.
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  • J.Lo wore quite the hat.
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  • Lil Kim had a lot of feelings about J.Lo's hat.
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  • Kanye West brought his mom.
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  • Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz rocked out together.
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  • Mandy Moore and Marilyn Manson bonded over having the same initials.
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  • Gwyneth Paltrow hates the stylist that put her in this outfit.
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  • Tony Hawk accepted the very specific award for Best Soundtrack from a Video Game.
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  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were really popular that year.
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  • Eva Mendes apparently got dressed in the dark.
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  • Jet won Best Rock Video, and is no longer a band.
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  • The Beastie Boys showed up in matching jumpsuits.
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  • Lil Jon still looks this ridic today.
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  • Christina Aguilera looked like she had a secret she wasn't going to tell you.
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  • Victoria Gotti was there because....
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  • Chaka Khan and Kanye West performed together.
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  • Jessica Simpson actually sang because she used to be a singer.
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And for even more of a flashback, check out what the VMAs looked like in 1994.