As viewers tuned into this year's digital MTV VMAs, fans couldn't quite get over the Black Eyes Peas' "bizarre" performance...
The VMAs looked slightly different this year.
via: Getty ImagesThe event was the first major awards broadcast to air since the coronavirus pandemic shut down mass gatherings and TV production.
The program mixed video acceptances, audience-less performance, and outdoor sets...
via: Getty ImagesAll of which took place across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, and LA.
Meaning, of course, we still got to see our favorite A-listers grace the red carpet once again...
via: Getty ImagesAnd boy did they deliver.
From fashion faux pas to several costume changes (we’re looking at you Gaga)...
via: Getty ImagesThere was a real feast for the eyes when it came to the red carpet fashion.
But that wasn't all that got fans talking.
via: Getty ImagesThere were a ton of live performances that caught the eye of viewers.
But there was one that stood out more than the rest.And not necessarily for the best of reasons.
The eyebrow-raising performance came courtesy of the Black Eyed Peas.
The American group was founded in Los Angeles in 1995.
via: Getty ImagesAlthough it wasn't until the release of their third album, Elephunk, in 2003, that they achieved huge mainstream success.
Right now, the band doesn't quite look how we remember them.
However, Fergie wasn't actually an original member.
via: Getty ImagesThe lineup originally consisted of will.i.am and apl.de.ap, Jaime Gomez (Taboo), and Kim Hill.
Hill left the band while producing their second album.
via: TwitterAnd, in 2002, Fergie was chosen as her replacement.
And so, the Black Eyed Peas we know and love was born.
via: Getty ImagesBut it couldn't be further away from their performance this weekend, which many have hailed as completely disturbing.
In fact, after it aired, comments flooded in.And people really didn't hold back.
@MTV @bep Are yall serious? This was a whole mess... https://t.co/bglUBDmZJf— Alex Kai 🏳️🌈 (@Alex Kai 🏳️🌈)1598841770.0
@Margolndigo Uhhhh what the hell is this— andeeh (@andeeh)1598848814.0
@Margolndigo Lmao wtf— Exitus Letalis (@Exitus Letalis)1598848353.0
The black eyed peas just scarred me for life thank you— Cel ☾⁶ ✨ (@Cel ☾⁶ ✨)1598839751.0
@MTV @bep I srly don't know how to feel about this 🤔— Mel Torres (@Mel Torres)1598841945.0
@MTV @bep Wtf am I watching @MTV— WONoutof100 💻On 8th Gen💻 (@WONoutof100 💻On 8th Gen💻)1598848328.0
@MTV @bep Were they drunk at the end?— Kyros (@Kyros)1598854166.0
@MTV @bep That was very uncomfortable to watch And why did they have to zoom in on their 🍆 soo much ? Like we get it we can see— micki minash (@micki minash)1598848145.0
@MTV @bep fuck u guys 😋✨ https://t.co/GqcWxTXV8m— ¡dom! ☁︎△⃒⃘ ♫︎☆ | frog lovebot (@¡dom! ☁︎△⃒⃘ ♫︎☆ | frog lovebot)1598841995.0
@MTV @bep Nobody: .... Literally Nobody: ... Black Eyed Peas: https://t.co/ggcm4CTjuK— ✨Magic✨ (@✨Magic✨)1598842873.0
@MTV @bep But who gave the ‘ok’ for the lights in the grown men pants? What are we ‘illuminating’? #VMAs… https://t.co/fOU1QhlZsy— emily.g.c. (@emily.g.c.)1598842205.0
Watch their full performance below.
What a great way to close out tonight's #VMAs! #BlackEyedPeas (@bep's) killed it!🔥 https://t.co/334FkwOpgL— MTV (@MTV)1598841685.0