Last night, the MTV Video Music Awardsâ€™ most memorable moment had nothing to do with Lady Gagaâ€™s fireworks-inspired undergarments or the all-star Michael Jackson tribute. It was Kanye Westâ€™s rude behavior towards teen sensation Taylor Swift.
Taylorâ€™s hit â€œYou Belong to Meâ€ won the first moon man of the night, Best Female Video, beating top bets BeyoncÃ©, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga. Kanye West couldnâ€™t keep his disappointment to himself, so he jumped onstage from the audience, rudely grabbed the microphone from Taylor and said, â€œYo, Taylor, Iâ€™m really happy for you. Iâ€™ll let you finish, but BeyoncÃ© has one of the best videos of all timeâ€¦ one of the best videos of all time!â€ he said to a stunned audience.
The cameras panned to BeyoncÃ© looking completely shocked in her seat as Kanye displayed his lack of tact. When Kanye handed the mic back to Taylor, she was too hurt and shocked to respond. The audience screamed and booed. To show their support to Taylor, they gave her a standing ovation led by the VIP celebrities in attendance.
People didnâ€™t think twice about defending Taylor. Newbie Justin Bieber, who was the next presenter, uttered: â€œTaylor Swift deserved that award.â€ Later in the show, BeyoncÃ© accepted her award for Video Of The Year and called Taylor back to â€œcome out and have her moment.â€ The audience applauded when she said, â€œLetâ€™s try this again.â€
According to mtv.com, â€œIt was a moment that had many of the artists in the Radio City Music Hall crowd pretty upset.â€ Celebrity twitters were instantly filled with Kanye-hate.
â€œKanye west is the biggest piece of s— on earth. Quote me.â€
â€œMy heart goes out to taylor swift. She is a sweet and talented girl and deserved her moment. She should know we all love her.â€
â€œF— U KANYE. ITâ€™S LIKE U STEPPED 0N A KITTEN.â€
â€œVma’s we’re amaze sack but why every1 gotta go ruin the top & bottom of it all, Kan** 2 Lil M*** get OFF DA STAGE IT AIN’T YO TIME 2 SHINE!â€
Hayley Williams of Paramore:
â€œTaylor swift, y’all. #teamTaylorâ€
â€œTaylor Swift deserved that award, damnit. It is what THE PEOPLE voted! My heart broke for her, she looked so sad at the end of that moment.â€
â€œcongrats @taylorswift13 on your vma!!! you deserve it more than anyone!! I saw the devil in action when kanye west stole your mic! u rock!!!
â€œCongrats to @taylorswift13 . I got your back.â€
Yes, â€œheartlessâ€ Kanye was asked to leave Radio City Music Hall after his inexcusable behavior. While he watched the rest of the show in his home, he composed an all-caps apology to Taylor in his blog.
As of the moment, Kanyeâ€™s blog is temporarily unavailable, so click on this L.A. Times article instead.
Do you believe in the sincerity of Kanyeâ€™s apology?