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The VMA’s are always a bit unpredictable and tonight’s ceremony was no exception. Kanye West caused a splash and inspired boos when he took the stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for “Best Female Video” to defend Beyonce’s video, which was among the nominees for the award.
Taylor, who seemed genuinely stunned when her name was announced, was expressing her gratitude and surprise that she won the award, considering she’s a country singer when Kanye stepped up on stage, took the microphone from her and said, “I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.” They cut to Beyonce looking surprised and awkward as the crowd booed Kayne and Taylor hung back awkwardly, clutching her moonman and probably wondering if this was somehow part of the show. Below is the video.
MTV posted the above video on their website along with the following:
“According to reports from inside the house, once cameras cut away from the action, West flipped off the crowd and returned to his seat. Wale then said to the crowd, "You can't blame a man for speaking his mind." His words were met with boos, and Wale then said, "Kanye, I tried." During the next commercial break, Pink walked by the rapper and appeared to shake her head in disgust before security escorted her away. West remained steadfast amidst the commotion as he kissed his girlfriend Amber Rose.”
UPDATE: After Beyonce won for Best Video, she graciously called Swift to the stage to give her the opportunity to finish her moment.