According to a live VMA 09′ blog at prefixmag.com, Kanye West took the microphone right from under Taylor Swift’s mouth as she was accepting her award for ‘Best Female Video’ and said that Beyonce should have won instead.
West apparently appeared from no where, jumped up on stage interrupting young Swift’s acceptance speech and stated ‘Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but BeyoncÃ© has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!”
As quickly as he had appeared on stage, MTV cut away to show a horrified Beyonce, however the damage had been done and Swift was left mortified and unable to finish her speech.
Taylor Swift and Kanye West fans alike are going berserk on Twitter, with numerous people going as far as suggesting MTV remove West from the award ceremony.
Even Australia’s own MTV VJ (and everybody’s favourite lipstick lesbian) Ruby Rose, who is over in New York filming a MTV special “Ruby Rocks New York” had some stern words for Mr West;
RubyRose1: Fuck you kanye seriously your a c**t
Other Twitter users are equally un-impressed with his poor sportsmanship.
francescajuel: Kanye, stop being a little bitch
theemmyaward: #VMAs KANYE GO WALK YOUR ASS HOME; even though i don’t listen to @taylorswift13 obviously shes got better fans than beyonce.
clickflickca: Is this another Eminem gimmick? #VMAs
summerinjersey: wtf just happened with kanye on the VMAs??
daniel_negrete: Fuck kanye #VMAs
braveXnewXryan: kanye west is prolly the most inconsiderate dick on the face of the earth #vmas
jimmyp00h: oh shit, kanye did something stupid!? twitter’s exploding. i am so shocked. seriously, i’m floored. #vmas
kenan917: i hope they threw his rude ass out
uphoria: what the HELL Kayne!!!! he totally messed up my VMAs mood!
This isn’t the first time West has thrown a tantrum at an awards ceremony either.
In 2004 he walked out of the American Music Awards claiming he was “robbed” in the ‘Best New Artist’ category.
Then the following year he was quoted in saying “If I don’t win album of the year I’m going to have a problem” in regards to his Grammy nomination for his album, Late Registration and just in case we didn’t think he thought highly enough of himself, in 2006 West stormed off stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards after loosing the award for ‘Video of the Year’.
Finally, there was the “That’s two years in a row!” tirade backstage at at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
DÃ©jÃ vu anyone?
After being kicked out of the awards show shortly after his outburst onstage, Kanye West updated his blog with the following:
“I’M SOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM. I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD’VE SAID. SHE IS VERY TALENTED! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHE’S IN THE BLEACHERS! â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ I’M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT!â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.. BEYONCE’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!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHIN’ THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE â€¦ WELL YOU KNOW!!!! I’M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER MEâ€¦ THAT’S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!! I’M NOT CRAZY YALL, I’M JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND I’M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT!!!!!”
It’s hard to take the guy seriously when he types in caps like that.