Taylor Swift did cry backstage at VMAs & Russell Brand defends Kanye

2009 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

2009 MTV Video Music Awards - Show
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.

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  1. MonicaBee says:

    Mostly I wonder what is Kanye’s relevance to music. I have admittedly never paid a bit of attention to any of his “art”, but the few snippets of songs & videos I’ve come across have not impressed me.

    Can someone explain his fame to me? Other than being a self-serving, narcissistic, whiny douchebag, egomaniacal prick with a superiority complex?

    Doesn’t speak very highly of Momma West to know she raised a man to act like this…

  2. bros says:

    kaiser, you should cover lil mama’s stage crashing of jay-z and alicia keys as they were performing. what the hell was in the water at the VMA’s?

  3. HS says:

    She is sweet, wholesome and classy. Kanye could learn a thing or 12 from her. Just sayin…

  4. j158 says:

    i felt so bad for her…glad she stayed classy through it all.

    kanye is an ass, and a coward. I HIGHLY doubt he would’ve done the same thing if someone else had won.

  5. Megan says:

    Ugh… he is such a douche! I hate him now!

  6. Firestarter says:

    No one should be defending Kanye at all! Yes, people make mistakes, but that wasn’t a mistake what he did to Swift, it was a deliberate act to be an asshole, call attention to himself and put another artist down.

    Swift seems like a very nice, wholesome girl who deserved to enjoy her award and not have her night overshadowed by some stupid event that was no fault of hers.

  7. Jenna says:

    Right there with you Bros. I still can’t figure out why she decided to go on stage. A bit off topic: Does anyone else think Lil’ Mama looks like a dragon?

  8. Jess says:

    No way!! Kanye has a long history of creating scenes and drama. Big ol’ douche.

  9. DD says:

    A teenager has more maturity and class than a man in his thirties. Even after the back lash he still has no humility in his response, basically justifying what he said even though he was sooo sorry. Kanye’s a real loser.

  10. ash says:

    Yeah what was that with Lil Mamma getting on stage just to pose for 10 seconds and then leave snickering? I totally didn’t get that???? Was she so proud of New York that she just had to get her irrelevant self up on stage to walk around? How embarassing. I really enjoyed the performance and she was just totally out of place.

    Props to Taylor for waiting to cry backstage. I’m pretty sure I would have broke down right then and there.

  11. dancingnancie81 says:

    I feel bad for Beyonce in all this too… she looked mortified to see West up there, saying her name and interrupting Swift – I thought it was really classy of her to have Taylor come back on stage.

  12. Kaiser says:

    Bros – I didn’t really get the Lil Mama thing. She just waltzed up and stood there. She seems like a punk.

    Where the hell was MTV’s security?

  13. mhjmc says:

    I’d like to thank Kayne for introducing me to Taylor Swift .. I really didn’t know who she was before all of this and have to say that she’s a class act and that had it been me … he’d of gone down in girl fight .. with me kicking, screaming and scratching that mike out of his nasty, drunk ass hands!!

  14. Iggles says:

    “We’re just people; we all do things that are a bit silly sometimes. Calm down; no one died.”

    I gotta say I agree with Russell. Kanye is a dumb arrogant fool. He was wrong for what he did to Taylor. Still, no one died and the level of hatred toward Kanye is getting fanatical.

    His sales will go down and I think he won’t be invited back to award shows. That is what he deserved for this spitefulness. However death threats are not warranted.

    If despite the hurtfulness Taylor is able to move on from this and not hold hate in her heart, then we should take another cue from this 19 year old girl. She has way more maturity than the lot of us.

  15. princess pea says:

    Iggles, I agree. I feel like everyone should calm the heck down about it all. Yeah, it was rude. Was it the first time some jerk was rude to another one at the VMAs? Not at all. Will it be the last time? Hell no; MTV loves this. We’re talking about it today, so this was a success for them.

    The crap that Taylor took (gracefully, yes) is probably pretty tame compared to some of what she’ll have to face in that industry. She was poised and that’s great, but Kanye isn’t the devil. Chill, folks.

  16. CYANN says:


  17. emma says:

    I have a question though, did beyonce know that she was going to win and told the mtv people that she was gonna let taylor redo her speech? cause how did the mtv people know to tell taylor to stand by the side of the stage?

  18. Iggles says:

    Yea I know. It seems like the fix was in. Regardless, I’m glad they did. Taylor definitely deserved a do-over.

  19. Lame says:

    Let’s just say if a white man did that to a young black woman, his career would likely be ovah, and no one would be making excuses for him

    Meanwhile, Beyonce wasn’t being classy or generous. If she didn’t give the stage to Taylor, she’d have suffered a backlash. Perhaps her intentions were pure, but she didn’t look all that mortified the way the media’s portraying. She looked a mix of flattered and shocked and forced horror.

  20. n says:

    everyone knows he’s an egotist.

    but hey — if this tacky behavior on Kanye’s part brings more listeners to Taylor’s sound, then it’s a blessing for her.

  21. Amy says:

    Apparently he has a need for constant attention. Like Kelly Clarkson said… “was he not hugged enough as a child”? What an idiot. I’m glad his mother didn’t see him like a fool again. How embaressing.

  22. dude says:

    I hate to be the one to say it… but is Kanye a little racist? Everytime a white singer wins over a black singer/rapper he flips out. I really hate to be the one to point it out but if this situation was reversed it would have already been mentioned!

  23. Firestarter says:

    Oh well, let’s just give Kanye a pass, because other people are hateful in this world and Taylor will no doubt encounter more during her life?! Please! He stole HER moment, and sure, no one died, but whatever happened to acting like a civilized human being, sitting in your seat and STFU?

    If people don’t make a big deal out of situations like these, then this kind of behavior will continue from celebutards like Kanye forever. If people express their outrage, then perhaps it will stop future episodes like this from taking place from Kanye or any other ignoramous fool who thinks it cute, okay or necessary to humiliate someone during their moment in the spotlight.

    What he did was wrong, and I for one hope the outrage and backlash continue on him for a long time to come, Maybe he and others will think first before opening their low class mouths next time.

    @Lame- What was the woman supposed to do? Jump up there, beat the crap out of him and apologize? She seemed genuinely shocked, uncomfortable and upset by the Kanye rant, and I assure you, to most artists, an MTV Moon Man does not hold the weight of a Grammy, so I doubt Beyonce was all that crushed not winning that award in particular. She won one later in the night, so it is all good. She had nothing to do with Kanye’s outburst and I am certain did not approve of it either.

  24. gg says:

    Who in the hell is this “lil mama” anyway?

    Methinks they need to place a security fence around the stage like at concerts just for Kanye.

  25. Nonstopstudy says:

    When I saw the video I nearly burst into tears myself. Came as a complete shock since I’m not really a crier. I immediately wondered how Swift managed to keep from bursting into tears on stage, since obviously I couldn’t have kept it together.

  26. Iggles says:

    @ Lame:
    Let’s just say if a white man did that to a young black woman, his career would likely be ovah, and no one would be making excuses for him

    I think your argument is faulty. Flipping around the racial roles has nothing to do with this discussion.

  27. princess pea says:

    Firestarter, I just don’t think that we (blog commenters) actually have influence over celebrities. The behaviour isn’t new, and isn’t going to stop. Nirvana had some feud with Guns n’ Roses on the VMAs back in the day, so did RATM and Limp Bizkit, I think. There was an incident with Guns n’ Roses and Motley Crue, too. And Poison lost a member after they fought at the VMAs.

    And how did he steal her moment? He tried to fuck it up, but then Beyonce gave it back, so she got MORE time onstage than any other winner, and she got extra-fervent support from a shocked audience. Add to that the extra-fervent support she’s getting from the public today, and I’d say she came out on top. It sucked, but I’m just saying that it’s not as dramatic or heart-rending as it’s starting to seem.

    If anything, it’s a refreshing change to see Kanye throwing a trademarked hissy fit on behalf of someone else.

  28. Kevin says:

    “We were all there so wasn’t it OUR moment?” in Jeff Spicoli voice. I have been exposed to Russell Brand in different things over the last year or so, and I’ve gotten to where I really think he’s pretty cool. Alright now, to the posters who have said Kanye was talented in the past,(and there have been a lot of you) please tell me what great display of talent he has done that I may look at it and appreciate his genius. I will wait here.

  29. lottaluvin says:

    @lame..There’s ALWAYS one person who HAS to bring up race in these types of situation..Kanye was wrong..but YOU’RE the A$$!

  30. Firestarter says:

    @gg- Lil Moron, Mama or whatever is a one hit wonder (not much of a hit at that) from a song called Lip gloss or something to that effect. She is also a judge, I have heard, on America’s Best Dance Crew, who is hardly literate.

    And for heaven’s sakes, this isn’t a racial issue, it is a class/etiquette/douchebaggery issue! Just like with the Serena Willims situation, it isn’t racial OR gender issue, it is what it is. Keep race out of both situations pleaase, because they DO NOT APPLY.

  31. OXA says:

    I have disliked him since the Concert for Princess Diana at Wembley. He took the stage and cussed like a sailor in front of families with children, members of the royal family and the entire audience, knowing full well the feed was going out live all around the world. He does not know the meaning of the word respect yet has the balls to demand it for himself.

  32. buenavissta says:

    I’m no fan of any of these people but I’m struck, like most everyone, by Taylor’s grace. Hats off, kid.
    Taylor: class
    Kanye: a$$

  33. Samantha says:

    I honestly wish that Pink had won, just so we could have seen this incident play out differently..

    *Pink giving her speech*
    *Kanye jumps on stage*
    Pink: Whats up??
    *Kanye trying to take mic away*
    Pink: WTF???

    *struggle for mic ensues*
    *Pink uppercuts him, continues on with her speech while Kanye is being dragged off stage*

  34. Kate says:

    There is some thought this was all staged. I’m beginning to buy into that theory, but I don’t think Taylor Swift was in on it. That’s genuine shock and maybe a little bit of fear on her face when he grabs the mic from her. If it was staged, shame on you MTV. Pathetic — 30+ year old man trying to upstage a 19 year old girl.

  35. Sha says:

    Oh come on, seriously? Why are people exploding about THIS? Just another staged publicity stunt. The VMA’s have “incidents” every year to stay relevant. I thought it was hysterical compared to the lameness of most of the show 😉

  36. Ron says:

    What this comes down to is the complete lack of etiquette and manners. There is a real lack of civility in the States anymore. Look congressman that yelled at the President and Miss West’s little outburst which ruined an amazing moment of a sweet girl. What is wrong with people anymore? Money can buy you alot of things but class is not one of them.

  37. Firestarter says:

    Princess Pea- Well he did steal her moment when he snatched away the mic and said what he said. Her moment was then, not when Beyonce gave her the chance to continue her acceptance speech again.

    Forever, Swift winning the Moon Man won’t be remembered for her accomplishment but for the rukus that Kanye created on behalf on Beyonce. Furthermore, it is not up to other artists to decide at the MTV awards what should and shouldn’t win. If you are there STFU and if you disagree, keep it to yourself and stay in your seat like a civilized human being does. Don’t act like an ignorant drunk!

  38. viper says:

    she cried?! Oh God I was so hoping it didnt get that far oh god I would have hugged her! Poor sweetheart, what a horrible thing to do to such a young girl too. I hope Beyonce told him off too.

  39. Tsholo says:

    I just want to know how Beyonce knew was gonna win? Taylor was made to wait at the side and then beyonce called her on stage, either she knew she was gonna win Or MTV askd her to give taylor her moment. Which is it?

  40. viper says:

    more likely she was told she was the winner prior to the actual award. I think thats how it works.

  41. Joy says:

    People is exploding because Kanye is supposed to be an A-List (He’s not really my taste of music, but that’s not the point) acting like a jerk to a young newcomer, like Taylor.

    Good for them, this kind of stuff busts artists with popularity, wich increases sells.

  42. Iggles says:

    I’m starting to agree with Kelly Clarkson: it’s not that serious!

    All this drama over a moon man?! I’m sure the most honored moment of Taylor’s career will be winning a GRAMMY, not an MTV award..

    Let’s move on from “her moment was stolen”. She’s definitely moving on. Perhaps we should too.

    Moving on does not cancel out that Kanye = douche! Let’s just stop dwelling the the negativity, mulling this event over and over again.

  43. gg says:

    Thanks firestarter 🙂

    omg, do check out this hilarious video mocking Kanye. 😆 !!


  44. Giz says:

    Well face it, last week supplied us with individuals whose cerebrums decidedly took shamanic journeys.

    …People are sticking up for Joe Wilson’s outburst at the Pres. Obama’s speech and feel that Joe Wilson shouldn’t have apologized. Then there was Serena’s ego and mouth that managed to outsize her talent. The same affliction that didn’t seem to hurt John McEnroe all that much (and there’s a guy calling a kettle black–almost literally. But we know just how that works.

    West’s outburst wasn’t any worse than Wilson’s. It was pretty gracious of Russell Brand to look beyond West’s stupidity.

    Apparently some people get forgiveness for stupidity, others don’t. However, we seem to relish the stupid lately! We are reading this aren’t we? LOL!

  45. maddie says:

    f a white male did this to a young black girl, the building would be burned to the ground or he would be shot
    in a drive by.

    Wow Dee you are a racist and seem to be proud of the fact.

    There was no drive by shooting and burning of building when that white officer shot and killed an undercover black cop in NY earlier this year.

    Did you make a racist remark then to your friends too.

  46. Firestarter says:

    Well if we need to move on from the incident, why are people still posting on it?

  47. Annie says:

    Yea….I gotta say…making Taylor Swift cry is like kicking bunnies and puppies in front of 1st graders.

    WTF Kanye?

    I mean, he has done and said some dumb shit. Some of it, I could understand (the whole “George Bush hates black people” after Katrina”) and some of it, just plane douchebaggy (the cussing storm backstage about how he deserved an award and was much better than Black eyed peas).

    But this.

    Kanye has outdone himself on the level of douchebaggery. I mean, for godsakes, this is Taylor Swift. This sweetheart of a girl who hasn’t a mean bone in her body. And he goes and makes her cry? Just because he’s a total prick?

    He needs to be over. Voice of a generation my ASS.

    I mean, yes, he launched a lot of careers (and this will answer the person who said “why’s he so famous?”) and has produced a lot of hits for big names (dead prez, da brat Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel Funkmaster Flex, Cam’ron, Nas, Blackstar, Mos Def, the list goes on and on) but no worries, we’re all over his ego.

  48. gg says:

    I don’t want to move on, I just want to make fun of Kanye … I’m stayin right here. 😆

  49. GatsbyGal says:

    Kanye is such a terrible racist and I dunno how he’s been able to get away with it for so long.

    At least his poor mother wasn’t alive to see this latest bit of assbaggery. He should be totally ashamed.

  50. rita says:

    They should ban him, from attending any event. He’s such a loser! Big Ugly Gay Fish Face!!!

  51. regi says:

    Samantha – LOL, I agree. Pink would have kicked the living SH!T out of Kanye and I would have probably pissed in my pants laughing at this ASS of a man picking on Taylor. This was her first VMA, she is a very sweet girl and did not deserve that. Other sites such as TMZ are saying to boycot Kanye’s appearance on Leno tonight, I think it’s a good idea.

  52. Anna says:

    Kanye West has the ability to set his raps to good music. MTV has allowed him to pull these stunts in the past; but someone needs to put an end to it.

  53. Lilian says:

    Kanye did not kill anyone. He was just rude to a 19yr old girl. These things occur every day in your everyday life. He was rude and he has said he is sorry. I am amazed on how many people are being so hateful about something that took place @ the VMA. Have you not all being made upset by someone when u were 19. A boy broke your heart or some other hurtful thing.Did your world end??? I mean he was just rude. Nothing more. Taylor is a best selling artist she is and will have the last laugh. Please STOP THE HATE. Taylor has acted better than most of you(who are all over 19 years old) on this site and on twitter. Why don’t you take a lesson from her be polite and be professional.

  54. Lilian says:

    MTV demands these things to go down, their viewing figure is low.Last night it was up by 17% and when they repeat it and sell the show on non -mtv channels MTV will make more profit. You guys have no clue how media and press works and with all these racist comments. Its all part of media…making profit. All of you are talking about it and its a big trend on twitter and on facebook, it all means profit for MTV. hate the game not the player.

  55. Lilian says:

    Beyonce knew she was going to win because they already told Beyonce and Taylor was prep. This is the business and there is even another rumour that is saying that this was already arranged and Taylor DID NOT CRY BACKSTAGE are being reported. MTV are losing money.Look closer. Why did the camera pan Beyonce’s fast soooo fast when Kenya came on stage…maybe its because MTV knew what was gonna occur. Think watch the vid again. Do not have a simple mind…think and do not spread hate.

  56. GatsbyGal says:

    Lilian – we don’t have to be polite, this is the internet!

  57. Elle says:

    Lillian, we’re on a gossip site and not at work. Exactly how does one act “professionally” on a gossip site? Plz–let the ppl express themselves.

    I think Kanye did her a favor. He showed what a class act she is. MANY other musicians and actors can take a LESSON from a 19 YR OLD! She will gain the sympathy of millions, and maybe, some new fans. On the flip side, I hope Kanye’s career is done until he learns to be less selfish and treat others with more respect.

  58. ! says:

    Thanks Iggles for coming in here and telling us all what we can or cannot be concerned about. Knock it off.

  59. GatsbyGal says:

    Hey Lilian, you’re ranting.

  60. BoBonica says:

    This just proves how much of a gay fish Kanye is!


  61. Dumm says:

    Lilian- he wuz rude. On national tv! He forced the audience and viewers to watch him be cruel. And it’s not gonna fly.
    Lame- ur kinds right. Beyonce just looked “oh wow” “no he didn’t” and oh damn.
    But I’m glad she wuz. Very awesome to Taylor. Now that’s is sweet.

  62. kristin says:

    Sorry, I’m personally not giving Kanye a pass on this one. I used to LOVE Kanye and was obsessed with him when he first debuted. But this is just one more asshole stunt in a long line of asshole stunts. Kanye is a decent rapper, and had some great and innovative sounds when he first arrived on the scene, but then he got all wrapped up in all that electronic-y sounding bullsh** and his new stuff is just not that great. He by no means is any great and enduring talent, and has no right to act like some sort of all-knowing music industry force. He ALWAYS sticks his nose into things that are none of his business because he thinks, for whatever reason, that he’s entitled to do so and that people should listen. He is a total punk b**ch, and I am for sure not going to be buying any more of his music. As for the racist comments, there may be something to that, because Kanye has attacked a number of white female country singers for winning VMAs and Grammys in the past (look up his rants against Gretchen Wilson and the Dixie Chicks). Or maybe he just hates country music, or women, or something. Who knows. Regardless, I find him offensive and am fed up with his over-inflated ego. Kanye – YOU’RE NOT THAT GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. hunnybe says:

    Kanye was wrong for what he did to Taylor.Cut and dry. Quick question tho,all over the internet black people are being refered to in a vulger term.Wonder if Taylor will make a stand or denounce it since she is being used as a reason for such uglyness to occur?

  64. GossipPolice says:

    Its been staged. They have the same agent. I am not spending one more second supporting any one.Why don’t u guys do some research

  65. Firestarter says:

    gg- Haha! Agreed, I want to keep going off on what a scum bag, bullying fool he his.

    Lillian- I am so sick of the old “He didn’t kill anyone” line. He had no business doing what he did and he deserves all the flak today that he has gotten, This is not the first time he has over stepped his bounds and people are getting tired of him and his ridiculous attention seeking antics. I am also tired of all of these “conspiracy” theories about that part of the show being set up. No one, and I mean, no one, would go along with doing something like that in order for MTV to get ratings.

    Also, WTF are you even talking about by being “professional ” as a commenter on a gossip site. This is a place where we are allowed to comment and express our individual opinions regarding a subject, and unless I am a writer for this blog, I am pretty sure I don’t have to be “professional”., whatever the heck that means.

  66. WOW! says:

    I find it amazing how many people actually care about any of this.

    Was it rude? Yes. Is anyone surprised? Kanye does stuff like this all the time. Big deal. It’s just another lame awards show.

    That little girl should be happy because this is getting her all sorts of attention she wouldn’t have had otherwise. I’d never heard any of her music before, and her music is nothing special. She is lucky she is cute.

    As for Kanye–at least he is interesting. He’s always good for a laugh (and his music is great for partying/working out).

  67. Aspen says:

    Quote: “Wonder if Taylor will make a stand or denounce it since she is being used as a reason for such uglyness to occur?”



    I suppose TAYLOR is a racist, now, because of what Kanye did.


    Maybe instead of crying, what she should of done is THANKED Kanye, apologized to Beyonce, and donated a million dollars to the NAACP.

    Snobby white bitch is probably ENJOYING the nutballz throwing that n-word around on the internet.

    /shakes head.


  68. love is a helluva thing! says:

    this entire fiasco was staged. beyonce doesn’t do anything “nice” unless it benefits her.

  69. gg says:

    Eh, so much for opinion. I’m a musician and I think his stuff is garbage, but that’s just my thoughts. Normally I’d just ignore him and leave it be. However. He makes that impossible, and I won’t give him a pass and wouldn’t for anybody else, either. Nobody’s ever acted this stupid in public before.

    Also, I don’t think Beyonce could be anywhere as mean as Kanye so I give her props for being classy.

    Think back and recount all the times he has grabbed a mic and blurted out something idiotic before somebody could shut him off, leaving stunned people standing next to him going, “I know you didn’t just do that”. Nobody in the world would do this crap but him. Run him off, I say.

    The man is scum and I second what Kelly Clarkson and Pink said. No way was this preplanned by anybody but his own drunken ass and I’m tired of him thinking he can just stomp all over everybody else’s time onstage, and now, a teenaged girl. Because of this one guy, standards of public decorum are lowered on TV and I don’t want to see it frankly.

    And Lillian — you’re not naive enough to think this stuff is actually aired live are you? Remember Janet Jackson and the “wardrobe malfunction”? Ever heard of a ten-second delay and a control room and lots of cameras? You think they’re going to subject themselves to a hefty fine like at the Booberbowl just because they’re too lazy to use a delay? The control room personnel know exactly where everybody is sitting and they already have a camera on each of the nominees, waiting for the reaction of each nominee. Look closer. 🙄

    Can I go on and on and on? hell yeah. 😆

  70. Elle says:

    How do you know it was staged? Where’s the proof? Why wasn’t Taylor in on it? She looked so awkward up there; I felt really bad for her.

  71. Aussie says:

    Kanye West is a piece of shit!

  72. Iggles says:

    !, you said, Thanks Iggles for coming in here and telling us all what we can or cannot be concerned about. Knock it off.

    You’re negativity is grating. Why don’t you knock if off?

    In the grand scheme of things, Kanye being a douche does not really effect our lives! MTV’s done a great job of getting every talking about this award show and they are profiting over it. I can think a million other stories that are more important than this. We have two ongoing wars overseas. We are struggling to pass health care reform.

    I am not trying to be holier than thou. I am just calling it as I see it.

    Lillian, Giz, WOW!: I totally co-sign.

  73. Ticia says:

    he’s a real douche bag! And Bionce (sp?? who cares) her video was really boring and lame! Had no point to the song! All she did was shake her big and I mean BIG ass. I see why Taylor won! She deserved it!!!WE VOTED!!! Theres a reason why SHE won!!

  74. Firestarter says:

    Iggles- *Looks around* Hmm, am I mistaken, or is this not a GOSSIP site? If I wanted to talk about health care reform, wars, or anything political, I would not be coming to a gossip blog to do it. Last I knew, Celebitchy was a gossip site where we talked about trivial gossip things, sorry, but I come here for a break from the real world. I read enough in the newspaper and see enough on the news at night.

  75. Iggles says:

    Firestarter – This post featured interviews from Taylor and Russell about the Kanye incident. Perhaps you should have read it before commenting!

    Russell Brand said this, “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.

    My comments are following that vein. Calm down, take a breather! This whole mess is stupid but it’s not that serious. Taylor was wronged but she got the final laugh. Kanye is taking a major hit, as he should. But bottom line, the venom in so many posts on message boards and twitter is becoming overkill. No one died.

    Really, I’m just stating the obvious. And yes, this comment is relevant to the original post!

  76. GIA says:

    Lillian, I quote you…Why don’t you take a lesson from her be polite and be professional (Swift). Maybe you should have suggested that to Kanye BEFORE he was an ass to this girl in a big moment of her life? Also, you’re right, no one died.. but I’m sure you’ll agree that a wrong doesn’t need to result in death to be wrong. You MUST be joking!! Stop grasping at straws to defend this creep because no one’s buying it.

  77. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Kanye accomplished one thing, and I know it’s been said before- he’s gotten people to talk about him and that stupid awards show, which I’d have hoped we’d have out-grown making and watching these things by now myself.

  78. Mary Jones says:

    Geez get over it. He didn’t punch her. He just did something stupid. It’s not the end of the world.

  79. Ava says:

    How is it that he didn’t punch her or kill her keeps being repeated here??? Stop making excuses…He did something WRONG & RUDE and he deserves the backlash. If he can dish out the shit he can deal with it hitting the fan!!

  80. Firestarter says:

    Umm, Iggles, I am pretty aware of that, what does that have to do with ANYTHING I said?

    Anyway, whatever, have a great night.

  81. ! says:

    Obviously, by telling me once again what I should or should not be concerned with, you’re missing the point Iggles. I’ll bitch about what I want, thanks. Maybe YOU should realize that people bitchin’ about it isn’t as serious as you’re taking it. Just MAYBE.

  82. ! says:

    In fact Iggles, calm down, take a breather. We’re just bitchin’ about it…not like we killed anyone or anything.

    Sound familiar?

  83. Ana says:

    I don’t understand how things have to be turned into a race issue. I didn’t see anything but a MAN making a GIRL cry. This is 2009 people. Why does everything have to be labeled black and white????

    Kayne was a douche. It’s the VIEWER’S choice not the Kayne West award show. If he wants to be respected he needs to do something that deserves it.

    I don’t understand how Beyonce won for that sh!tty video. Seriously? The only reason that video was popular was because of the parodies. Didn’t she copy off of other artists?

  84. Ana says:

    Oh and Taylor made me ashamed. Because I know that I wouldn’t have been able to stay as classy as her. Amazing! I love her even more now.

  85. brownie87 says:

    okay. not that i am downplaying what kanye did. he was wrong. but why is everyone turning this into a gender issue? everyone’s all “he shouldn’t have done that because she’s a woman” and all. but what about ‘lil mama steamrolling jay z and alicia keys at the end of the show? i guess she does that and everyone thinks it’s funny, or a “you go, girl” moment! but to me it was just as disrespectful as what kanye did! but, hey, we live in a “women are entitled/men are deprived”, “women=good/men=bad” enviornment. come on, people! bottome line, it is wrong to disrespect anybody of any age/gender. let’s not make this a man-vs.-woman issue, or a “women-are-superior-to-men-and-must-be-put-on-pedestals-above-men” ordeal! both kanye and ‘lil mama were wrong, end of story.

  86. Jennifer says:

    Okay! What Kanye did WAS sexist!! He would never have even dreamed about doing that to another man. He’s not exactly known for respecting women, or revearing women. And, for the record, women deserve to be placed on pedestals after all the crap we go through to get respect!

  87. gg says:

    ::grabs mic:: Kanye hates women people! …

    Sound familiar? 😆

    This is just on top of all the other garbage this asshole has done in the past few years.


  88. dazed and confused says:

    I think it’s odd that people call Taylor Swift a little girl. She’s almost six feet tall!

    Kanye wasn’t rude to a little girl–he was rude to an accomplished, adult woman who was receiving her due recognition. I don’t care how desperate MTV is for ratings, but letting douchebag behavior go on like that just condones it and drags the event down. He didn’t kill a person, but he sure as hell killed a moment and a mood.

  89. CB Rawks says:

    I hate Kanye’s guts.
    I’ve always known he is a tool and a complete jackass and has inexplicable delusions of grandeur,
    but the fact that he thinks HIS opinion is the only VALID opinion and we should all take heed, and he actually barged in and ruined someone’s moment…

    I wish garbage like Kanye would disappear, not beloved and classy and talented people like Patrick Swayze.

  90. CB Rawks says:


  91. donna dot says:

    well….kanye was entertaining…and this taylor-girl is 19 years old – not six…i mean come on…! and think about the huge press she is gettin’ now.

    she lives a pretty cool life…she’s not traumatized. so…why should i care? she’s not that important.

    and beyonce had to do that at the end…think about the reaction of media and audience if she didn’t do that…

  92. Mandy says:

    What Kanye did was wrong, but I do not think sexism had anything to do with it. Remember, he wanted Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” to win. But, anyway, I don’t think this is a man/woman issue. I just thought it was wrong. I’d hate it just as much if he did the same thing to The Jonas Brothers, or ‘Lil Wayne, or Miley Cyrus, or ANYONE!!! I just think he’s rude, not just to women, but in general. I know I’ll never listen to his music again. He should respect PEOPLE, not just women. People in general.

  93. jimmymaxx says:

    kanye sux! but this is not a gender issue, people! it is an issue of being an egomaniac who stomps all over people just to get to where he wants to go! i’ll bet if he did the same thing to zac efron, it wouldn’t even become an issue! but, because we live in a world where women are superior to men, he does it to a woman and it becomes an issue! i’m not anti-women, but it comes down to people respecting one another, regardless of race, or gender!

  94. Bandido says:

    Alot of the celebrities who are commenting against what Kanye did to Taylor are women. Pink called him a “piece of crap”, Katy Perry told him to *bleep* himself, Gwen Stefani called Kanye “male cheuvinist”, Christina Aguilera said something like “if this were a male artist, he wouldn’t have done this”, Cyndi Lauper said that what Kanye did was sexist, Kelly Clarkson went on a rant and Carrie Underwood said basically the same thing Christina A. did, “he would not have done this to another man”. A few male artists are also coming to Taylor’s defense, but it’s mostly the ladies who are accusing Kanye of sexism.

  95. WomynPower says:

    Hrrrrm…let’s see….a majority of Kanye’s songs diss women, his biggest hit-“Goldigger”-especially, he populates his videos with butt-shaking barely dressed models…now, he bum-rushes the stage while a young woman is accepting her first VMA saying Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”-another butt-shaking video-shoulda’ won. Sorry, this defines sexism and misogyny! Kanye only revears women who shake their booties in the camera. And for the record, ‘Lil Mama may have bum rushed the stage during Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ performance, but at least she wasn’t disrespectful. Woman-hating must stop!

  96. Mel says:

    Let’s hope Taylor wins a sh*tload of grammys next year. Let’s see what the mama’s boy has to say about that!

  97. hunnybe says:

    It is time to get over it.Taylor is not a little girl she is a grown woman.I don’t even think she cares anymore.I don’t understand everyone feeling like he personally wronged them,he apoligized and if Taylor accepts it or not that is between them.Oh and am I the only one that sees the comment 76 about monkeys and apes and 94 reference to planet of the apes or does no one else care?This will most likely be my last time coming to this site which is a shame because I really enjoyed it.

  98. gg says:

    hunnybe – It’s called “ignoring the idiot racist remarks because we don’t do racism here.”

  99. Maryanne says:

    I thought not so much sexist as it was racist. But all that aside, what the heck is going on with celebrities these days??? (Kanye dissing Taylor, Serena going off during a tennis match, Christian Bale losing it on a movie set, all these celebrities having meltdowns???) Whatever happened to the good old days of celebs knowing how to behave in public??? I just hate it when people (no matter what race/gender/age/profession) behave in such a way.

  100. Iggles says:

    Word hunnybe, on both points! gg, you summed it up perfectly.

    Regarding some of the viler crap, I’ve flagged multiple comments on Just Jared that had racist slurs. I’m sick of the racists. I’m sick of the idea that one person’s actions are subscribed to an entire race. Ugh!

    This whole stupid mess is about stupidity and entitlement (both pertaining to West). The backlash, has gone from valid criticism to widespread intolerant comments. Then again, the racists came out on twitter right after the incident happened. It’s just all unfortunate.

  101. gg says:

    I agree it would be good if the toothless KKK twats would simmer down now. They lie in wait for shit like this so they can hide behind their keyboards and txt spel they’re thowts 2 eech uthr. Okay, I found something I hate more than Kanye. lol

    I just toss their remarks into the pile of unusable trash in my brain to be flushed.

  102. BooJoulais says:

    Thank (Insert your fave deity), for some of the latter posts. You guys rawk. Somewhere, Amy Winehouse, Marilyn Manson, Peter Doherty and Lindsey Lohan are breathing sighs of relief.

  103. CB Rawks says:

    “Whatever happened to the good old days of celebs knowing how to behave in public??? I just hate it when people (no matter what race/gender/age/profession) behave in such a way.”

    Well said Maryanne, I totally agree.

  104. CB Rawks says:

    And bu the way, Kanye (the gutless slime) never apologised to Taylor.
    He has not called her or emailed or texted her.
    He has loudly Fake-apologised to the world, AT Taylor, but can’t be stuffed actually contacting her.

  105. Maryanne says:

    I’m also PO’d because Kanye took the focus off Janet Jackson’s tribute to Michael Jackson. The woman was barely able to hold it together and she still did a great job of honoring her late brother. And for the record, MJ had more class, kindness and respectfulness than Kanye will ever have in his lifetime. And Obama calling Kanye a “jackass”, right on!!

  106. Beatles Fan #1 says:

    I personally think what Kanye did was sexist because you don’t treat a woman like that, especially a teenage girl. She handled it with class and maturity. If it had been anyone else, there would have been a bloodbath. But, Taylor really handled herself with dignity.

    I loved what Beyonce’ did. That was so sweet of her.

    I guess the other way to look at this was at least Shitney wasn’t hogging all the attention at the VMA’s for a change! I can’t stand that girl and I hate that she won “Best Pop Video” over Lady Ga-Ga and Cobra Starship! The only reasons Shitface Spears won was for two reasons! 1) She was naked in that video and it was basically softcore porn, 2) MTV is still kissing Britney’s fat ass after all these years!

    I am peeved that Kanye took the attention away from the MJ tribute.

  107. Ana says:

    Yea, Taylor isn’t a little girl. But she’s just so sweet and innocent (seeming. I don’t know her personally.) Unlike others. She was so excited to win that award because like she said, she sings country. You just want to coddle her.

    I don’t really see any sexism here either. It was a female award he said he wanted Beyonce to win. I just see a guy who has a huge ego that thinks his opinion means more.

  108. 4Real says:

    Who cares what Russell Brand thinks. Wish someone would have jumped up on stage on his ass and stole his thunder. See how he likes it. He’s a dick.

  109. monserrat says:

    i hate taylor swift she is dating taylor lauther.

  110. dionne 895 says:

    every where we go there will always be people like kanye, but think it is someone like him thats pushes us to be the best we can be when they hate.time to move on.

    its all love for both stars!

  111. Logical says:

    Well personally I must agree that Taylor Swift’s music along with her videos are not my favorites…..but personal opinions are personal opinions…PERSONAL which means they shouldn’t be shared so publicaly. It was definatley rude of him to do that, espeacially because she is still pretty young in this music industrey. But I must point out that neither Kanye West nor Taylor Swift are particularly innocent. I must point out the extreme song she wrote based on her fail realationship with Joe Jonas. It made it way to public and a bit of an outburst of her hatered. Being young and having your heart broken must have been hard for her but making a public song about it was DEFINANTLEY not the way to stop her pain. She also made it clear that she didnt want anything to do with Joe Jonas after STILL not letting it go and showing up on SNL and singing a pardoy including his break up. She’s basically sending out the message that if a guy breaks up with her, she WILL write a song about him.

    I think people should really take a look at us the earth try to make a most of your life. People should just stop making caring so much about celeberties. Young children in Kenya and other parts of Africa are dying. Do you think they care about the VMAs? People have completly got a fixed idea of REAL life and a very WRONG life. Nobody cares what the president got for breakvast and nobody cares if Taylor Swift broke up with a guy. IT IS NOT IMPORTANT.