15 Most Memorable Hip-Hop Performances At MTV’s VMAs

15. 50 Cent feat. Snoop Dogg and G-Unit (2003)

Before dwindling record sales and his recent reinvention as the ultimate Twitter quote monster, 50 Cent was standing at the precipice of superstardom. The former crack dealer from Queens could have performed any number of hits from his landmark sophomore 2003 breakthrough Get Rich or Die Tryin’, which went on to sell a mammoth 12 million copies worldwide. But the savvy Fitty hit the MTV Awards stage with a little help from West Coast rap icon Snoop Dogg on the cold-as-ice “P.I.M.P.” It was a swaggering showing backed by 50’s equally brazen G-Unit crew.