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Sorry, MTV VMA queen Taylor Swift: Kanye West is king of award-show tantrums

September 13, 2009 |  8:50 pm

No one should really be shocked that Kanye West ruined Taylor Swift's MTV VMA victory for best female video by interrupting her acceptance speech, and rudely roaring, "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!"

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Kanye West has a long history of throwing the best tantrums over award shows . . . of all time.

In 2004, Kanye was so furious when he lost best new artist at the American Music Awards to country crooner Gretchen Wilson that he stormed out of the ceremony, fuming to reporters, "I left like I was definitely robbed and I refused to give any politically correct … comment. I was the best new artist of the year!" He even suggested that he was the victim of a sinister conspiracy.

A few months later, when Kanye won best rap album at the Grammys, he said, snarkily, in his acceptance speech, "A lot of people were wondering what I was going to do if I didn't win anything. I guess we'll never know."

In 2006, at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Kanye got so angry that his "Touch the Sky" lost an award to "We Are Your Friends," he interrupted Justice and Simian's acceptance speech to insist that his video should've won because it "cost a million dollars and Pamela Anderson was in it." Later, he kvetched to reporters, denouncing Simian's victory with profanity, adding, "I paid a million. It took a month to film. I stood on a mountain. I flew in a helicopter over Vegas . . . . I did it all to be the king of all videos."


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Kanye = Severe case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

kanye sings nonsense now he is never going to be hered of again just like chris brown did to rhianna. not innterupt a speech but chris brown abuse her and never been hered of again so kanye west u lost your chance of having a new album out and no one will ever here it. SO DON' T LISTEN TO HIS NEWTHAT COMES OUT IN THE FUTURE ALBUM PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD!

I'm amazed that Beyonce won an award for best choreography?! for doing what looked like a pole dance and strutting around saying "Ya shoulda put a ring on it"???

What a bunch of sorry teenage kids!
The whole thing was staged to perfection. Taylor Swift is nothing but another actor.
But, let's say that it wasn’t staged. Here is how she will get over it:
- She will go to the Bahamas or Hawaii to enjoy the beaches’ and the erotic spas, relax, and have fun.
- After that she will go to Milan, Italy, for shoes shopping.
- Then she will drop by Paris, France for dinner.
- When she comes back home, she will find her bank account even fatter (just like you).
So, while you are feeling so very sorry for Sweet Taylor, embracing her by buying more of her records and making her richer, your daddy is going to lose his job and you will find yourself without health care insurance.
Just remember to yell at the president: YOU DON’T LIE.

Yes, it was staged. MTV was trying to get the attention of country music lovers. But they know, their market is hip-hop, rap, R&B, rock, and Pop music only. The music(s) that the rest of the world listen too. So, they will come back to their senses.
“Boycott Kanye West.” What a sad group of country lovers (including Donald Trump bad haircut lovers).
Kenye West is bigger than you all teenage kids. I don’t blame you; because you don’t listen to his music. Go to Google and type "Graduation". Your school graduation party is not going to show up - sorry. And guess what, the first hit is not Harvard or Stanford School of Engineering Class 2009 graduation day. No, it's Kanyae West album: "Graduation"
So, grow up whiners. If it’s not staged, Sweet Taylor will get over it by shopping in Milan and dining in Paris. On the other hand, your daddy will soon lose his job and you will find yourself without a health care and then you will yell at the President: YOU DON’T LIE.

oh wow that suckz i like kanyas songs but i mean oh wow u know i feel bad for taylor swift :|

kanye sucks as a rapper. he talks about everybody else he should listen to his music it sucks!!! he is rude and self centered!!! i hate him even more!!

Kanye seems to have NO respect for anyone. He seems to have a serious "ME" complex and wants to be recognized for everything he does and says. Even if he has to steal the limelight from others. He is self-imploding like Britney did. Funny how he made fun of her too.

All of you bashing Kanye I hope that you know he is on suicide watch for it and watch the jay leno interview he had..he is genuinly sorry for it so just move on and stop being so immature

Kanye likes to point the finger at who's racist but he needs to turn the finger to himself. If someone did that to him he would have all sorts of retaliation, for the devastation it caused, but everyone is just supposed take his crap. He really needs to be boycotted for his lack of respect for other human beings. He's really not even that good of a rapper while he thinks he's a god or something, he ain't nobody special, one day he'll lose everything. Karma will catch up to him, that's why bad things keep happening to him. The bigger they think they are, the harder they fall.

Kanye is the terrorist of awards shows. He should be blacklisted instead of crowned "the King" of anything. The VMAs were supposed to be about the REAL King--Michael Jackson--but instead were a showcase for Kanye to throw a drunken hissy fit. Also, Beyonce's antifeminist, exploitive video was terrible.

Does anyone else feel like not only did he ruin Taylor's moment, but he also ruined what would've been the topic ppl WERE going to be talking about afterward...the Tribute to Michael Jackson. Now everyone is talk about West instead of talking about how great of a Tribute that was. What a prick! I really hope his career goes down the drain. Oh, and I LOVE the fact that everyone booed anytime his name was mentioned! HAHA That was amazing!

All Yall Need 2 Shut Up...! That waas Wrong of Him but yall speaking down. All he was doing was speaking his mind..!! Taylor Swift Got what she wanted to say...! So Yall Let it Go and go on with yall lives...! And Shutup about Kanye West...! And FYI Kanye West is Not Racist...! Stop All This BS

"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!" -Kanye
He did say he was happy for Taylor, but it was quite an embarrassment to the VMA, Beyonce, and even his own career for popping up on the stage like that and interrupting Swift. I didn't see the actual moment, but based on this article he might've just been trying to give props to Beyonce. And he was somewhat sensitive with the whole "happy for you." Who knows what he was thinking, but it turned out....bad.

well kayne was drunk and he is so supod for doing that and poor taylor was shocked after that but beyonce when she won something what ever she won took her time and let taylor go up and have her moment

He is bourgeois
No one cares about him so he's trying to make a splash.
Any attention is better than none

Beyonce's video was nothing more than a Dance Number with some cheap black and white background effects.

Kanye is such a b***** for saying that to Taylor that's just is so immature he so rude and i go with JJV ,I hope he swallows and chokes with a mic too he diserves it and his videos aren't raw thier lame .STFU Kanye u hater.

I don't understand why he thinks that his opinion over who deserves to win an award is so important. NOBODY cares who you think deserves to win. Everyone has an opinion, that's why there is a VOTE you LOSER!

Can't believe Kanye West could be that rude to Taylor Swift at VMAs 2009! Such arrogant and ignorant rapper. What on earth does he think he is?!

Don't expect me to listen to any of his songs in the future.

Kanye West is a loser and could never compare to 2pac and B.I.G. How did Kanye ever get a record deal anyway? Kanye West is nothing more than a spoiled momma's boy who has to have his way. What is it with some of these black celebrities. You give them a little money and fame and they think the own the world. I come from a black family so, save the your a racist comments BS.

Kanye needs to go home and cry on Mommies shoulder! It's apparent that he is and has always been a spoiled little brat. I'm waiting for him to drop to the floor and kick and scream.

If Kanye douchebag were to disappear from this world, would he really be missed? I'm not a Taylor fan, but that was one classless act. What a jackass.

There is no excuse for being such a jerk ...he can take his sippy sippy back to the gutter, where he belongs!





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