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The MTV Video Music Awards have always been an awards show to take fashion risks. From flaunting emerging trends to making a political statement to just saying "fuck it" and rocking laid back denim, these rappers turned heads before the show even started.

Here are the hip-hop and pop culture stars that took fashion risks on the carpet at this year's VMA's.

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Big Sean

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Vic Mensa

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Jaden Smith

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Justin Bieber

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Nicki Minaj