Christina Aguilera's nominated for a 2013 VMA! Let's review her best VMA moments!
Gather round! GATHER, OK?! In case you have not yet heard the news: On this, the morn of the 17th day of the seventh month of the 33rd year of our goddess, the 2013 MTV VMA nominations went public, and -- LO! -- our prayers have been answered! Our Lady of the Never-Ending Riff -- Christina Aguilera, uh-duh -- has nabbed a nom for Best Collaboration VMA for her featured vocals on Pitbull's "Feel This Moment," her first bid at a Moonman since 2007's "Candyman." And Xtina Stans? That means we ALL gotta feel this moment by counting down the queen diva's greatest VMA show moments of all time. You ready? Come on over here...
1.) Christina Aguilera scored her first-ever VMA: Back in 2001, Christina Aguilera scored her first, and thus far SHOCKINGLY only, Video Music Award for her four-way collab on "Lady Marmalade" with Mya, Pink, and Lil' Kim. Accepting the award for Video of the Year (!), Christina declared that a) "The big hair paid off!" and b) "OMG you guys, I wanted one so bad!!" She literally took the words right out of our mouths. On both counts. PRAISE!
2.) That time Christina Aguilera hooked up with Fred Durst... ON THE VMA STAGE: One year earlier, the fresh-out-the-bottle goddess-in-training shocked us with another notable team-up: Fred Durst of Limp Bizket. It's kind of hard to watch the performance, and no, we're not just talkin' about her sexualitay. Not at all, in fact. It's because Durst later claimed he... er, did it all for the nookie if you know what we're saying in some misguided attempt at protecting his anti-pop cred. Whatever, all we know is that if we were asked to duet with Christina Aguilera at the Video freaking Music Awards, we would be NOTHING but posi about the experience. OK, TO BE FAIR, we may or may not have a little restraining order in place that would void our shot at sharing the stage with her, BUT STILL.
Check out more of Christina Aguilera's top VMA moments after the jump!