Here's a VMA recap in 11 words: Kanye acting like a dickhead at awards shows isn't news anymore (though if you really want to blame someone, you can start with the Henny bottle he was toting on the red carpet before the event). Last night, the real breakout behavior belonged to Lil Mama, who displayed some truly Westian jackassness when she bum-rushed the stage to join Jay-Z & Alicia Keys in their performance... for reasons we're still trying to figure out.

The thing is, the self-proclaimed "Voice of the Young People" is no stranger to bizarre moments. From her rants on America's Best Dance Crew to her epic fashion failures, Lil Mama's been getting it in for a minute. In honor of the WTF highlight of her career, here are the 8 steps to imperfection that got her where she is today—hungover and waiting on her MTV pink slip...

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THE ORIGINAL LADY GAGA
WHEN: 2007 MTV VMAs
• Okay, now we believe that she's the "Voice of the Young People"... the VERY young people.

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FALLING ONSTAGE IN BROOKLYN
WHEN: APRIL 2008
• Brooklyn goes a little too hard. Tell us again why she was chosen to be a judge on ABDC? Any dance crew she calls out needs only to bring up this clip for that instant ether.

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CALLS HERSELF THE FEMALE RAPPER OF THE YEAR
WHEN: JUNE 2008
• Although Lil Mama was one of only two BET Award nominees with an actual album released during the year of the awards, it was still no excuse to have her named the best of anything for 2008. She was nominated again in 2009, proving that the female rap game is a wrap game right now.

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GETTING POLITICAL FOR NO REASON
WHEN: JULY 2008
• Lil Mama decided to attract more ABDC voters by comparing it to the 2008 election: "If we can't make a difference with ABDC, we won't be able to make a difference with our President." Vote or Die...Laughing!

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COMING OUT OF POCKET ON ABDC
WHEN: JULY 2008
• We couldn't even tell you who or what Lil Mama and Shane were arguing about--we're too busy trying to figure out how she convinced New Era to create her own custom weave-attached Yankee fitted.

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THAT'S NOT WHAT "BREAKING IT DOWN" MEANS
WHEN: ABDC, JANUARY 2009
• Big girls don't cry, but they also don't sound like grown-ass men when they do. Damn, who knew Lil Mama had so much bass?

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MICHAEL JACKSON = JESUS
WHEN: JULY 2009
• Well, we agree with her that MJ touched a lot of people. But it's her "favorite MJ moment" that takes the cake: Performing one of his songs when she was 14. WTF? How Lil Mama managed to dis Jesus and the King of Pop in just over a minute is a feat of both logorrhea and idiocy.

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SHE OUGHTA KNOWLES
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 2009
• Fronting like Beyonce is an upgrade beyond belief. If Lil Mama had one-tenth of the beauty, talent or voice of B, she'd be Solange. We keed!

BONUS: THE VMA INTERRUPTION
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
• In case you missed it...fast forward to about 5:05 to see the awkward surprised reaction from Hov.


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