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If I didn't know better, I'd assume last night's American Music Awards was a pageant in looking absolutely ridiculous. Leave it to the music industry to supply us with a week's-worth of material to ponder in breathtaking anti-fashions. Never would we have imagined Nicki Minaj to be the chicest person in the room at anything, but it happened last night.

From Lil Jon's very confusing J.Crew catalog phase to Selena Gomez's Armani moment, here are the best and worst looks that caught our attention at the 2011 AMAs.

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