So, the MTV VMAs went down Sunday night (September 13) in New York, and guess what? Kanye West made a scene again … is anyone surprised at this?
At the beginning of the show, ‘Ye stormed the stage in the middle of country star Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video, grabbed the mic and — in short — said Beyonce should’ve won the award.
“I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” West said, as the camera cut to Beyonce looking on from the crowd stunned. He then got boos from the audience.
With good reason, MTV had West escorted from the building shortly after.
Beyonce, later in the show, invited Swift onstage with her, so she could finish her speech, after winning Video of the Year honors.
“Thank you,” said Beyoncé. “This is amazing, I remember being 17 years old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny’s Child, it was one of the most exciting moments in my life. So I’d like for Taylor to come out and have her moment. ”
While this was going on, West took to his official blog (KanyeUniverseCity.com) to explain the situation — in his usual all caps post.
“I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom,” Ye wrote. “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!
He continued, offering an apology, but explaining that in the “real world” he’s “just real.”
“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 pop culture,” West continued. “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.”
The show went on without West, and Beyonce went on to take home the most awards, alongside Green Day and Lady Gaga, with three for her hit single “Single Ladies,” while Green Day took home honors for “21 Guns”, and Gaga took home the Best New Artist award.
The ceremony was closed out with a performance of the Big Apple anthem, “Empire State of Mind,” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. But, once again, another awkward moment took place. Much like Kanye did earlier, Lil Mama took a page outta his book and came onstage uninvited. As the pair wrapped the performance, Lil Mama came onstage for its closing, and stood next to them as they stood there in their b-boy stance. It was unplanned, but she made it seem like it was.
Here’s the winner’s list:
Video of the Year: “Single Ladies” – Beyonce
Best New Artist: Lady Gaga
Best Hip-Hop Video: “We Made You” – Eminem
Best Male Video: “Live Your Life” – T.I.
Best Pop Video: “Womanizer” – Britney Spears
Best Rock Video: “21 Guns” – Green Day
Best Female Video: “You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift”
Best Video (That Should Have Won A Moonman): “Sabotage” – Beastie Boys
Breakthrough Video: “Lessons Learned” – Matt and Kim
Best Art Direction: “Paparazzi” – Lady Gaga
Best Choreography: “Single Ladies” – Beyonce
Best Cinematography: “21 Guns” – Green Day
Best Direction: “21 Guns” – Green Day
Best Editing: “Single Ladies” – Beyonce
Best Special Effects: “Paparrazzi” – Lady Gaga