CB already covered last night’s incident between Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the VMAs. It really was terrible, and my heart just went out to Taylor. She seems like a sweet girl, and after Kanye’s outburst, the rest of her night played out publicly – and flawlessly. She didn’t scream any abuses or anything, she didn’t pull a diva act, she just did what she came to do, namely perform and give interviews, and generally be a very classy young woman. There were some rumors that after the Kanye incident, Taylor was crying backstage – Russell Brand and others have confirmed that. Poor kid.
When Taylor spoke to Us Weekly at one of the after-parties, she still avoided calling Kanye an a–hole, which shows that she’s a lot more mature and self-contained than me. She said, “Well, I was standing on stage because I was really excited because I had just won the award. And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on stage. And then I wasn’t so excited anymore after that… I’ve been getting so many text messages and everybody’s been really nice. So I’ve had a really, really fun night. It’s been interesting definitely. It’s definitely been an interesting night.”
When pressed further, Taylor still didn’t disrespect Kanye, only saying, “I don’t know him, and I’ve never met him, so… I don’t want to start anything because I had a great night tonight.” Taylor also had nothing but love for Beyonce, saying “They told me to stand by the side of the stage, and I didn’t really know what was going to go down. But I thought it was so wonderful and gracious of her to do what she’s always done. She’s always been a great person before anything else. Before the talented artist, the superstar, she’s always been a great person and I just, I thought I couldn’t love Beyonce more tonight, than tonight.”
Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest interviewed Russell Brand this morning on Ryan’s KIIS-FM radio show. At first, Brand talked about how Kanye was wrong to do what he did, saying “Taylor Swift’s a young kid, isn’t she? She’s a young girl. You can’t make a pretty girl cry.” Russell went on to half-heartedly defend Kanye, saying, “In the past I’ve made mistakes and done things a little bit daft… I know Kanye, and I know he’s a nice bloke. We all make mistakes in life. We’re just people; we all do things that are a bit silly sometimes. Calm down; no one died.” Yeah… no one died, but Kanye is getting the kind of backlash deserving of the incident. Most of knew he was a jerk, but last night’s incident took it to a new level.