The MTV Video Music Awards are a big deal, okay? Just ask Kanye West, who infamously interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the 2009 ceremony: "Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!!!" 'Ye countered. Them's fightin' words.
As usual, the year's most popular music videos—from the likes of Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and more—will all vie for Moonman statues Sunday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Arena. Nothing surprising there. But what is surprising are the high-profile hit videos that didn't receive nominations.
Unlike Kanye's notorious hissy fit, we're not planning to jump onstage and rain on anyone's parade. Instead, Fuse is highlighting 13 music videos from the past year that deserve a nod or two (or five), from Christina Aguilera's colorful comeback clip to a stunning, black-and-white visual by the xx.
Check out the most-egregious snubs from the 2013 VMAs.