Kanye West Is An Asshole
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If you watch this then wake up tomorrow still a Kanye West fan, there’s good news. You don’t need a 5-day waiting period to throw yourself in front of a car. Rolling Stone reports:
Leave it to Kanye West to produce one of the most infamous moments in VMAs history before the 2009 show was even an hour old. It happened after Taylor Swift’s victory in the Best Female Video category for “You Belong To Me,” which beat out Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” Just moments after Swift accepted the Moonman and began her acceptance speech, Kanye West stormed the stage, taking the microphone from Swift to announce Beyoncé deserved the award. “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!,” Kanye shouted to a mortified Swift and the speechless audience. And as quickly as he ran onstage — MTV cut away to show Pink, and when they flashed back to Swift, West already had the mic in his hand — he was off, leaving a shocked Swift in his wake.
I haven’t seen either video, because personally I couldn’t give a shit, but if there was a way that Sam’s hologram could tell me I had just quantum leaped into Taylor Swift’s body at that exact moment, this wouldn’t be as awkward. Because I’m sure the base of my palm in Kanye’s nose would’ve cut down on his speech a little bit.
Kanye and his girl(?)friend or something that just escaped from its exhibit: