2012 MTV VMAs

Good, Bad and the Ugly

9/6/2012 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0906_vma_launch_v4MTV is hosting an awards show to honor something called a "music video" ... something that hasn't been seen on MTV in years. 

Still, the stars need an excuse to get together and wear crazy outfits ... and TMZ has the photos of all the insanity that went down outside the event.