Kanye Wigs Out During Taylor's MTV Award

'I'm sooooo sorry,' he writes on blog after crazy rant

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 14, 2009 3:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Crazed hip-hopper Kanye West stormed the stage last night during Taylor Swift's speech accepting her MTV award for Best Female Video to plug Beyoncé's video. Giddy country-music sweetheart Swift was mid-sentence when West, spotted earlier swigging cognac, yanked the mike from her to rant to a stunned audience. West was escorted from the building. Beyoncé, who won the award for Best Music Video at the end of the program, invited Swift on stage with her, saying: "I would like Taylor to come and have her moment."

West later apologized for his bizarre intrusion on his blog, writing: "I'm sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom." Swift said after the program in New York: "I was excited to be onstage because I just won the award. And then I was excited that Kanye West was onstage. Then, I wasn't excited anymore."

Singer Kanye Westgrabs the microphone from Taylor Swift as she accepts the Best Female Video award during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night.
Singer Kanye Westgrabs the microphone from Taylor Swift as she accepts the "Best Female Video" award during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Kanye West grabs the mike from Taylor Swift last night to rant.
Kanye West grabs the mike from Taylor Swift last night to rant.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Beyonce holds her Video of the Year after inviting Taylor Swift onstage in the wake of the Kanye West debacle.
Beyonce holds her "Video of the Year" after inviting Taylor Swift onstage in the wake of the Kanye West debacle.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Taylor Swift hugs Beyonce after Beyonce won the Video of the Year award at the MTV Music Video Awards in New York last night.
Taylor Swift hugs Beyonce after Beyonce won the "Video of the Year" award at the MTV Music Video Awards in New York last night.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
Taylor Swift comments on receiving best female video and Kanye West disrupting her acceptance speech.   (CNN Video)
Kanye West disrupts Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at MTV's Video Music Awards.   (CNN Video)

« Prev« Prev | Next »Next »
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   HitFix   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   CollegeHumor   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!