Kanye West has topped himself in this, his third instance storming the stage and protesting at an awards ceremony. Last night at the VMAs Kanye went on stage while Taylor Swift, 19, was accepting her award for best female video for You Belong With Me. Usually Kanye is bitching about how he was robbed of an award, like in 2004 when he complained at the AMAs that he should have won best new artist or at the MTV Europe VMAs in 2006 when he interrupted Justice and Simians’ acceptance speech to protest that he should have won the award for best video for Touch The Sky because it “cost a million dollars” to make. This time, he really topped himself by interrupting a 19 year old girl to speak out for a surprised-looking Beyonce. Kanye said to Taylor “I’m really happy for you, I’m going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.” Taylor had just said it was a dream come true to win the award and that “I always dreamed about what it would be like to win one of these… I sing country music so thank you so much.” After Kanye interrupted her, Taylor just kind of looked mortified and stood there holding the mic without saying anything.
What’s more is that Kanye’s protest was premature, because Beyonce did take home a moonman that night for video of the year for Single Ladies. Beyonce graciously invited Taylor on the stage with her to apologize for Kanye so rudely interrupting her speech, and said “I remember being 17 years old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny’s Child and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life, so I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment.”
Kanye West ruined Taylor Swift’s big moment at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.
As the 19-year-old singer accepted the Best Female Video award for “You Belong With Me,” the rapper, 32 — who had been drinking Hennessy on the red carpet — appeared on stage and stated that Beyonce should have won for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).”
“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, and I’m going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time,” he shouted. “One of the best videos of all time!”
Swift looked stunned and speechless.
The cameras panned to Beyonce, who looked stunned as well.
The crowed then booed West off stage and the show immediately cut to commercial.
After the break, host Russell Brand praised both performers.
“What we’re celebrating tonight is love!” he said. “Mutual love for everybody. Taylor Swift. Beyonce… Love for all of you!”
Later in the show, when Diddy introduced the nominees for Best Male Video, he mentioned West’s name and the crowd booed.
Diddy looked stunned. “What happened?” he asked. “What did I say?”
“Taylor!” fans then chanted.
At the end of the show, Beyonce let Swift have her moment when Beyonce won Video of the Year. She got on stage and asked Swift to join her. “I remember being 17-years old, up for my first MTV award for Destiny’s Child and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life,” she began. “So I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment.”
Swift walked on stage and smiled as the crowd cheered.
“Maybe we could try this again?” Swift said, before thanking her brother and fans.
The crowd continued to cheer.
[From US Weekly]
In 2007, Kanye reportedly swore up and down that he was “done with MTV” after they relegated his performance at the 2007 to a party suite instead of letting him perform Stronger on the main stage. This was after he’d had at least two instances of outbursts at award ceremonies, so you can understand why MTV was reluctant to put him in the main show. Maybe this time MTV will do the job for him and tell Kanye they’re done with him. They did kick his ass out last night after his little speech.
Kanye has apologized for interrupting Taylor Swift’s moment, and supposedly wrote on his blog (this is edited into lower and upper case) that “Beyoncé’s video was the best of this decade!!!! I’m sorry to my fans if I let you guys down!!!! I’m sorry to my friends at MTV. I will apologize to Taylor 2mrw. Welcome to the real world!!!! Everybody wanna booooo me but I’m a fan of real pop culture!!!… I’m still happy for Taylor!!!! Boooyaaawwww!!!! You are very very talented!!! I gave my awards to Outkast when they deserved it over me … That’s what it is!!!!!!! I’m not crazy y’all, i’m just real. Sorry for that!!! I really feel bad for Taylor and I’m sincerely sorry!!! Much respect!!!!!”"
The thing is, that blog entry has since been removed.