Sunday, September 13, 2009
– Kanye West ruined with Taylor Swift's speech during her talk after winning the Video Music Association top female vocalist award Sunday for You Belong With Me.
West later apologized for his actions on his blog.
Swift seemed surprised to have won the award. West came on stage as Swift was talking, thanking the crowd for their support. "Thank you so much," she said. "I always dreamed about what it would be like to maybe win one of these some day, but I never thought it would actually happen. I sing country music, so thank you so much for giving me the chance to win a VMA award."
West grabbed the mike from her. "Taylor, I'm really happy for you," West said. "I'll let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time."
Beyonce was in the crowd and gave a look of disbelief, saying "Oh my God." West gave her the microphone back and walked offstage, but Swift was speechless. The crowd strongly booed West with the crowd chanting "Taylor."
The show switched to a taped video of Tracy Morgan and Eminem. Swift attempted to go on with her speech, but could not be heard because her mike was cut. She then walked off stage.
West was later asked to leave the awards being held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
A Twitter comment from Jay-Z DJ Neil Armstrong said, "just so y'all know, homegirl taylor and her moms was in the back crying :("
Beyonce later asked Swift back onstage to complete her speech.
West later wrote a post on his blog in capitol letters, apologizing for his actions and saying he would contact Swift tomorrow. "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!!!!!"