In a perfect world, every blog post and every article about the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards would kick off with praise of Janet Jackson’s tribute to her late brother, Michael Jackson.
But, no, more people are ranting about the Hennessy sipping diva that spoiled the moment minutes later with his antics.
Kanye West decided to hop on stage and throw shade at a teenage country music singer because he felt MTV threw even more shade at Beyonce.
Taylor Swift beat out Beyonce for Best Female Video. While Beyonce herself took it stride, Kanye decided to jump on stage and tell Taylor, “She ain’t no diva.”
‘Ye came out of nowhere, took the mic and award from Taylor and said: “Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’ll let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!”
The audience booed him, and it’s been reported that Taylor herself went backstage and cried hysterically.
Way to embarrass us, Kanye.
It didn’t take long for other celebrities to share their opinions via Twitter.
Katy Perry said: “F–K U KANYE. IT’S LIKE U STEPPED 0N A KITTEN.”
P!nk chimed in as well: “Kanye west is the biggest piece of sh– on earth. Quote me. Beyonce is a classy lady. I feel for her, too. Its not her fault at all, and her and taylor did their thing. And douche bag got kicked out. HA”
While we’re on Pink: Shout out to her and Shakira’s stylists for putting them in the exact same dress last night. Maybe next time they need to be original like Lady GaGa and wear a bird’s nest. And don’t any of you hate on GaGa. You wish you could wear one flew over the cuckoo’s nest on your head and get love for it.
Now, back to the real diva of the night: Kanye.
Fortunately, when Beyonce did win her much deserved award – Video of the Year for “Single Ladies” – she gave Taylor the opportunity to have her moment.
But to be fair to Kanye, he did apologize.
On his blog he wrote:
I guess. As talented as he is, someone needs to give him a hug, a reality check, and maybe a backhand just in case he ever decided to do some nonsense like that again.
There is no reason for a grown man to throw a fit like that against a teenager on behalf of a grown woman who wasn’t even salty about not winning the award to begin with.
The only person who looked half as silly Kanye was Lil’ Mama.
I don’t know if she got caught up in the spirit of the Hovighost or what, but what would possess Bow Wow’s long lost twin sister to hop on stage in the middle of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ performance?
I understand that we’re in a recession and companies have to cut corners, but had some decent security been in place most of the drama that occurred last night wouldn’t have.
Don’t be cheap on rent-a-cops.