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- Posted on Sep 13th 2009 9:41PM by Dan Reilly
West somehow got on the stage and took the microphone from Swift to say that while he thought Swift was great, fellow nominee Beyonce "had one of the best videos of all time." The camera cut to Knowles, who appeared amused, shocked and embarrassed. As West walked off to boos, Swift stood there speechless, understandably. When she went to speak again, MTV cut her off and moved on to another promo.
This isn't the first time West has acted up at an MTV awards show. In 2006, he rushed the stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards and launched into a profanity-laced tantrum over not winning best video for 'Touch the Sky.' In 2007, he announced that he was banning himself from the network after they chose to have Britney Spears opening the VMAs instead of him.
UPDATE: When Beyonce won Video of the Year for 'Single Ladies,' she started her acceptance speech by saying how winning a VMA was one of the biggest thrills of her life, so she wanted Swift to be able to experience it properly. The 19-year-old country star, who performed on a NYC subway after the incident with West, returned to the stage and said "Maybe we can try this again?" She then finished off her acceptance speech.
UPDATE: West already wrote a blog post about the incident in his trademark capital letters. It reads: "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!!!!!"