Country singer Taylor Swift won the title for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 13, 2009. She beat other nominees such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce just to name a few.
As she was giving her acceptance speech, Kanye West ran on stage and rudely took her microphone. He announces that Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time for her song “Single Ladies” and that she should have won the award instead. 19-year-old Swift was left speechless while the crowd booed Kanye off the stage.
What a scene! Some might say Kanye was rude and tasteless, others would call him a straight-up asshole. Don’t get me wrong. West is no doubt a talented artist, but he really needs to watch what he says especially because this is not the first incident where he outrageously gave the audience a piece of his mind. But you know what? It was probably the best moment of the VMAs and that leaves the night nothing less than memorable.
R&B diva Beyonce was the bigger person in comparison to West. When she won the title for video of the year, she invited Swift onto the stage where she could finally “have her moment.”
West did eventually apologize later on in his personal blog about his outburst at the VMAs to Swift, her fans, and her mother.