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Taylor Swift Talks Kanye West VMAs Incident

Taylor Swift Talks Kanye West VMAs Incident

At Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift was interrupted by Kanye West during her acceptance speech for Best Female Video to say that Beyonce deserved to win. The 19-year-old country cutie opened up to reporters about the incident.

“Well, I was standing on stage because I was really excited because I had just won the award,” she said. “And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on stage. And then I wasn’t so excited anymore after that.”

Added Taylor, “I’ve been getting so many text messages and everybody’s been really nice. So I’ve had a really, really fun night. It’s been interesting definitely. It’s definitely been an interesting night… I don’t know him, and I’ve never met him, so… I don’t want to start anything because I had a great night tonight.”

When Beyonce won for Video of the Year, she let Taylor have the spotlight during her acceptance speech.

“They told me to stand by the side of the stage, and I didn’t really know what was going to go down,” Taylor said. “But I thought it was so wonderful and gracious of her to do what she’s always done. She’s always been a great person before anything else. Before the talented artist, the superstar, she’s always been a great person and I just, I thought I couldn’t love Beyonce more tonight, than tonight.”

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123 Responses to “Taylor Swift Talks Kanye West VMAs Incident”

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  1. 1
    not_a_strawman Says:

    So Beyonce’s graciousness was planned. Well, either way I’m glad Taylor got a do over! Not the same as the first time around, but she came out the big winner last night!

  2. 2
    n00n Says:

    All honor to Taylor for taking the high-road. From now on i’ll download Kanye illegally. He’s being a ***** if I ever saw one

  3. 3
    erica Says:

    Taylor Swift handled this incident graciously and with class, as did Beyonce. Kanye needs to learn him some class, because the man keeps putting his feet in his mouth wherever he goes. Or maybe he needs therapy, I don’t know, point is he needs to stop doing this to other artists. We get he’s outspoken, but now he’s just being a complete *******.

  4. 4
    Kate bosselin Says:

    It’s a good thing Kanye’s mother isnt alive to see what a waste of human he’s become.

  5. 5
    Tealeaf Says:

    She is so much more mature then the 32 year jackass, Great things are going to happen to her…cause she is such a sweet person.

  6. 6
    blower Says:

    Why does MTV invite this douchebag? I can’t believe that he would steal that moment from a young star, that’s a new low even for him.

  7. 7
    not_a_strawman Says:

    @Kate bosselin:
    I think she would be be terribly upset to know what he did.
    I don’t know how he can recover from this one… He really screwed up!! I’ve never seen such an epic fail! The night before people were praising him for the show he did with Jay-Z. Man, what a swift fall from grace…

  8. 8
    Me Says:

    Beyonce’s graciousness wasn’t planned. It was Beyonce’s surprise to Taylor Swift after that douche bag aka Kanye West did to her

  9. 9
    dundies Says:

    kayne west is no different than megan fox, except for the bunch of funbags that keep you from hating on her

  10. 10
    lulz Says:

    Oh come on J, I don’t like Taylor’s songs either, I’m way more of a Kanye fan, but it is not okey for him to do that. He does not own MTV, he shouldn’t be able to act like a total crybaby every time someone gets an award he doesn’t think they deserve. It’s a low blow stealing that moment from taylor

  11. 11
    Sweetie pie Says:

    Taylor Swift is a witch for upstaging Beyonce.

  12. 12
    LOLA Says:


    he is such an idiot for making her feel like that after winning an award SHE DESERVED.

  13. 13
    wendy Says:

    After the next category Beyonce told the producer she wants to give Taylor a chance to have a proper acceptance speech, if she wins.So they knew that Beyonce will win, and told Swift to be prepared backstage, what is wrong with that? It does NOT take away from the fact that Beyonce choose to do it, she couldnt have just said thank you and left, so please haters get a life.And i aint even a B fan, damn some bitter people!!

  14. 14
    rick Says:

    F…U kanye what a little bit ch finally showed what ur worth, taylors mom should have ran u over with her car big jerk.

  15. 15
    not_a_strawman Says:

    It always come down to this right?
    Forget all the blacks who are disgusted at Kanye’s rudeness. No, it’s better to come out with racial slurs and demean an entire group.
    You make me sick! You’re lucky you’re behind a screen or I’d beat the sh!t out of you.

  16. 16
    LOLA Says:


    I agree with you 150 TRILLION percent.
    he shouldn’t be such a child about people who win awards over someone he favours. it’s just not right.

  17. 17
    lalalove Says:

    I guess Beyonce informed the producers to have her stand by the stage. How sweet of her.

  18. 18
    LeviKlein Says:

    What upsets me the most is that nobody’s gonna talk about the amazing tribute to MJ by Janet, or Lady Gaga’s outrageous performance, or Pink’s crazy ass trapezist swag, or even Russel Brand, who never fails to amaze me with the new kind of douchebagness of his. No, all we will talk and remember about this epic night, is this a-hole of Kanye West humiliating a young artist on live television, because he couldn’t keep his ego tucked in his trousers.

    I like Kanye West’s music, I find it entertaining. Taylor Swift, not so much. But last night, the Douchebag made me want to vomit in my mouth…. Not a fan anymore. And props to Taylor and Beyoncé, they handled everything so gracefully.

  19. 19
    lalalove Says:


    That’s uncall for. If I’m not mistaking his girlfriend if HALF white.

  20. 20
    lalalove Says:


    Hear, hear.

    Totally uncall for.

  21. 21
    Disgusted Says:

    Money does not buy class. Even a child would know that is not something you do. What did he think it was? A Jerry Springer show? Kudos to Taylor Swift for handling this whole brouhaha with so much class. Kanye, you weren’t even up for this award but you’ve certainly lost big time.

  22. 22
    Maria Says:

    Gracious Taylor Swift handled it beautifully. Classy Beyonce handled it morally. Both are upstanding human beings. It’s a shame the likes of Kanye will continue to stir the race divide in this country.

  23. 23
    Amanda Says:

    I think Beyonce and Taylor Swift should record a song together.

  24. 24
    patty Says:


    There is no race divide. There are differences of opinions on most issues. In this case however, this issue is race transcendant with Kanye West near universally deplored for what he did.

  25. 25
    Kayne is stoo-pid Says:

    #1strawman,NO ,BEYONCE and her father/manager DID NOT plan paln it like you are implying .

    I KNOW they had major damage control to do for Beyonce being embarrassed by Kayne.She has a great fashion line in major stores and good reputation.

    If Beyonce had not won,she would have released a big statement in favor of Tyalor and yeah,clearing herself from Kayne’s rudeness.

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