Lady Gaga at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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The MTV Video Music Awards popular known as VMAs, the most-talked about over the last week is finally here!

The VMAs over the last decade have come to be known for two main things: one, where the Moonmen awards are hand-out and the red-carpet, where stars have, of course, tried to out done each other —on appearance, that is, with some rather over-the-top arrivals.

Some of course have been a tad bit crazy, but what do you remember of past VMAs? Allow me to take you on a trip down memory lane.

The VMA 2004 and 2005 tarriance in Miami had the chance to turn the heat up, and even gave some of the hottest stars then, like Ricky Martin, Usher and Diddy, to arrive via luxury yacht. Nonetheless, I absolutely loved 2008, especially Fall Out Boy who showed up in a horse-drawn carriage. However, I thought, Young Jeezy was perhaps more brassy when he showed up in a motorcade fit for a president, wearing- a T-shirt that read “My President Is Black” and even had a driver who wore a John McCain mask.

Enough reminiscing! So what are the stars doing this year around?

In an interview with MTV News, Ryan Kroft, Video Music Awards Pre-Show executive producer Ryan gave that artistes never usually tell how they would arrive until the last minute. Interesting…he however mentioned that many times they wanted to do over-the-top arrival, some of which the fire marshal frowns on or they have to tell them outright ‘no.’

He, of course, assured that there are plenty of ideas that do get the green light.

We all have our artistes that are just…ahm…epic and of course we like to see when they command the Red Carpet! This year shouldn’t be any different, however, because of aesthetic reasons, we understand that they’re slightly scaled back.

Giving away this year’s VMAs look Kroft said “The carpet is designed to look like the stars are arriving at a Hollywood Hills mansion — white, chrome, glass — so having someone arrive with a marching band would seem somewhat out of place.”

Of course he did squeal about some big arrivals, one of the biggest involves 30 Seconds to Mars, who have already started touting their entrance as being thoroughly crazy.

“30 Seconds to Mars are recreating a scene from their ‘Kings and Queens‘ video,” Kroft explained in a post from MTV. “They’ll have an army of bicyclists arriving with them, and they’ll be riding bikes themselves. Most of the bicyclists are from the video.”

Ke$ha, is expected to be equally banging, with a few surprises ready for the VMA carpet. Kroft never wanted to give away much but said: “Ke$ha has big plans for the carpet. I can’t talk about all of them, but she is arriving in a Delorean, which she got herself…It’ll be like ‘Back to the Future.’ ”

Of course there will be stars keeping to traditions so I guess the only way to find out what they do is to tune in to the VMA Pre-Show and watch.

The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday. The party starts with MTV News’ VMA Pre-Show at 8 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Visit for more details.

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