Kanye West has clearly reached that stage where he believes he can do and say as he pleases without facing some serious repercussions afterwards.
But hopefully this is all about to change…….
Via Rolling Stone
Leave it to Kanye West to produce one of the most infamous moments in VMAs history before the 2009 show was even an hour old. It happened after Taylor Swift’s victory in the Best Female Video category for “You Belong With Me,” which beat out Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” Just moments after Swift accepted the Moon Man and began her acceptance speech, West stormed the stage, taking the microphone from Swift to announce Beyoncé deserved the award.
“Thank you so much!” Swift began. “I always dreamed about what it would be like to maybe win one of these some day, but I never actually thought it would have happened. I sing country music so thank you so much for giving me a chance to win a VMA award.”
Before she could continue, West broke in. “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!” Kanye shouted to a mortified Swift and the speechless audience. And as quickly as he ran onstage — MTV cut away to show Pink applauding Taylor, and when they flashed back to Swift, West already had the mic in his hand — he was off, leaving a shocked Swift in his wake.
Everyone at the Radio City Music Hall looked stunned, as the cameras captured an astonished and horrified Beyoncé still in her seat. Soon after, the audience gave a standing ovation in support of Swift. To add insult to injury, after Kanye handed the microphone back to Swift, her time was up, and MTV cut to a video featuring Tracy Morgan and Eminem.
According to sources at the VMAs, Swift was seen hysterically crying backstage after Kanye’s outburst, making it convenient that her performance of “You Belong to Me,” which immediately followed the acceptance speech, was prerecorded. Wale, who is serving as MC for the house band, told the crowd, “You can’t fault a man for speaking his mind,” which was promptly met by boos from the Radio City Music Hall crowd. Continue Reading…..
What did Taylor Swift do to deserve that level of DISRESPECT?
If it had been me I would have smacked Kanye across the face with my Moon Man and left that fool ‘spittin through the wire’ again!
No amount of reconstructive surgery would be able to save his shattered jaw.
And as for rapper Wale’s comment “You can’t fault a man for speaking his mind”, you’re dumber then you look Wale! There is a time and a place for everything! Running on stage, rudely interrupting an acceptance speech and embarrassing the winner (an 18 year old incapable of defending herself) was neither the time or place to express those sorts of views.
Defend foolishness on your own time you arse kissing groupie!
Kanye later posted this pathetic apology on his blog (which has since been removed).
“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! …………………… i’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!……………. 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 … 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 me… 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!!”
Can somebody please bring me a pin. This fool’s ego needs deflating ASAP!
*I will post video footage and pictures from last night’s event later on in the day*
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