Another MTV Video Music Awards has come and gone and while the focus of the show should be on the touching tribute to the late Michael Jackson by his peer Madonna and his sister Janet Jackson or the coolest performance of the night by P!nk … the focus is, instead, on what an asshole Kanye West is. In true Kanye fashion, West stormed the MTV VMA stage after Taylor Swift won the first award of the night, Best Female Video, after she stunned the audience by upsetting fellow nominees P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. As Taylor Swift was accepting her award, Kanye jumped up on the stage, took the mic from her hand and declared that Beyoncé should’ve won the award because she made “the best video of all time”. Taylor looked crushed, hurt and embarrassed and was not allowed to finish her acceptance speech … Beyoncé looked stunned and embarrassed by Kanye‘s rant as well. The auditorium booed Kanye off the stage, he flipped off the crowd with his middle finger and then was asked by MTV to leave the show. Here are a few photos of the incident:
The MTV video music awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West, who interrupted an acceptance speech by U.S. singer Taylor Swift. West, who is known for his outspoken ways, jumped up on stage while the 19-year-old Swift was making an acceptance speech for best female video for her hit song “You Belong With Me,” beating out singers including Beyonce Knowles and Lady Gaga. “I am really happy for you,” West said. “But Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.” MTV said West, who was spotted earlier on the red carpet drinking alcohol, was ejected from an awards show already known for its circus-like atmosphere. West received loud boos from the crowd when his name was mentioned later in the show.
Kanye was seen carrying a big bottle of booze and was asked by MTV to leave the premises shortly after his rant:
Apparently, Kanye decided to go home and blog an “apology” to Taylor Swift for his outburst … but it doesn’t take a careful reading to understand that it’s not an apology at all:
This “apology” has since been removed from his official website. After the jump, check out video of this outrageous insult to Taylor Swift and see how Beyoncé managed to right the wrong a wee bit at the end of the show …
See, what the egotistical asshole doesn’t understand is that HIS OPINION DOESN’T MEAN SHIT! Kanye seems to think that every time an award is handed out that he doesn’t agree with, he needs to get on stage and bitch about it like a crybaby and that will fix the situation. Instead, it exposes him for the asshole that he really is. This latest rant, stepping all over Taylor Swift‘s first win at the MTV VMAs, is the final straw for me. I don’t care how talented he is, he is an utter douchebag asshole and I’m done with him.
Beyoncé ended up winning Video of the Year for Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) and instead of delivering her own speech, she called Taylor Swift back to the stage so she could have her moment:
Taylor finally got to have her moment, Beyoncé showed the utmost class and KANYE WEST IS STILL A DOUCHE! I’m telling you, I was in the auditorium for the whole show and every one booed him very loudly (even tho you cannot really hear it in the above clip). Every time his name was mentioned as a nominee, the auditorium booed him. Much love and congrats goes out to Taylor Swift on her win … I hope she is truly able to enjoy it … she absolutely deserves it.
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