That time Courtney Love threw her make up at Madonna

What happened when two of the world’s most powerful and talented women collided at the MTV Video Music Awards?

Long before Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, we had Courtney Love and Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1995... and it was better than could have ever been expected.

So, Madonna is being interviewed by the host when a make-up compact comes falling through the air. “Hi Courtney”, greets the host, as the camera pans to a slightly wobbly Courtney Love at the bottom of a staircase. “That’s Courtney... everybody’s favourite...” he trails off. Madonna doesn’t seem to agree. “Should we let her come up?” asks Madonna, before quickly retracting it – “no, don’t. Please,” she adds. However, Courtney is already on the way, throwing more things as she approaches. “Courtney Love is in dire need of attention right now,” adds Madonna. Awk-ward.

But it gets better. 1) They shake hands. 2) They have a shoe-off – Love in Charles Jourdan, Madonna in Gucci. 3) Madonna definitely makes a thinly veiled dig at Love’s drug use. 4) Just watch.