Kanye West Has ANOTHER MTV Awards Stage Rant + More!
This time Kanye West picked the beginning of the Video Music Awards to deliver one of his famous rants. At least he got it out of the way quickly. The rapper stormed the stage just after the first award, for Best Female Video, was presented to Taylor Swift. He cut the teen singer off, grabbing the mic and protesting in support of Beyoncé.
“I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” he proclaimed as Beyonce looked on from the crowd, stunned. Swift was also shocked as West momentarily pulled the Moonman out of the country star’s hand.
During the 2007 VMAs in Las Vegas, West delivered another bombastic rant and lost if after he was displeased with his performance being set inside a hotel suite rather than on the show’s main stage. At the time he vowed to never return to an MTV awards show.
His protest against Swift, however, was not well received. West stood briefly on the stage after his comments as the crowd was silent. Audience members then began to clap in support of Swift after West left the stage. Singer P!nk chimed in with her views on the situation via twitter saying “My heart goes out to taylor swift. She is a sweet and talented girl and deserved her moment. She should know we all love her.” Kanye West later took to his blog to “apologize” for his child like behavior.
Source: MTV News
EDITOR’S NOTE: Adding to my girl Karen’s post…Boss Lady‘s brief recap of tonight’s VMA’s:
-Janet Jackson‘s performance was too short. I really wish “Scream” wasn’t the only track she did, but I’m thankful for her courage to pull it off as fierce and strong as she did (seeing her old back-up dancers with her was a treat also).
-Lady Gaga is ALL entertainment. Switching up her insane headgear throughout the night was pure genius and provided constant laughter.
-Despite being on overkill status at times, Beyoncé‘s someone I never tire of watching. Say what you will about her “good girl” act – her class, her grace and her humility are refreshing and much-needed on nights like tonight (her crazy pelvis gyrations help too). She salvaged Kanye West‘s mistake and brought a smile back to Taylor Swift‘s face.
-He’s a musical genius, but once again Kanye’s ego overshadowed his achievements. Tonight’s outburst was brought to you by Hennessy, total inconsideration and Amber Rose, who we all know is more ‘hood than ‘Ye will ever be.
-Pink is the truth. No need to say more.
-I was a fan of Lil Mama, but her pride in her city tonight may have cost her whatever chance she had at a career. As Jay-Z and Alicia Keys made New York magic on stage with “Empire State of Mind”, Lil Mama totally lost her mind. Did you see the way she mean-mugged Jay as soon as she jumped on? And how she moved as close as possible to him at the end, when him and Alicia were in the b-boy stance? While I kinda feel bad about her Twitter-roasting that followed, I’m still in shock at how selfish and plain stupid her actions were.
-Gotta say Russell Brand‘s madcap “brand” of hosting coincided perfectly with the out-of-control vibe of the show. I really did love every minute!
What do you guys think of the show?