"Michael Jackson, who was not only one of the most influential forces in MTV's history but also provided its Video Music Awards with some of its most irreverent moments, got reverential treatment Sunday as Madonna and his sister Janet provided emotional tributes — one through words, one through song.
It was a tender, special moment — a rarity for the Video Music Awards. But the mood didn't last for long, thanks in part to another onstage outburst from Kanye West.
It didn't take long, though, for the mood to change from bittersweet to just plain bitter. West — who has flipped out after losing at the VMAs, the Grammys, the American Music Awards and more — complained once again that the wrong person had been awarded a trophy, but this time, it was on behalf of Beyonce.
Beyonce, nominated for best female video for "Single Ladies," was bested by country and pop sensation Taylor Swift. The 19-year-old was giddy when she won for her clip "You Belong to Me," saying: "I always wondered what it would be like to maybe win one of these someday, but never actually thought it would happen."
But West ruined her moment when he jumped on stage, and protested.
"Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time," he said, as a shocked Beyonce looked on and the crowd began to boo West.
A crestfallen Swift didn't finish her speech, but the crowd applauded her anyway. She later performed "You Belong to Me" in a subway station. "
Kanye West's behaviour was unacceptable, and shouldn't criticize her because she deserves to have the award.
Any opinion from Kanye should be kept to himself..and this gave me one more reason to hate him..
How to pronounce Kanye? OvO
But indeed, it was very rude. Anyone who does that to anyone needs to go back to school.
Kanye's an *s***le!
Until we learn to love one another, we will never reach the promised land ~The Eagles
I hope you have a memorable tomorrow, including, but not limited to, the promising, golden hours of morning, the full, rich bloom of afternoon, and of course, the quiet, gentle hours of evening, when time, pausing for an instant and breathing a small sigh, rushes forward to greet the newly forming day. ~George Carlin
Kanye was always a jerk.
Taylor looked devastated.
Some are saying it was staged, most likely to protect his 'rep'.
His attempt to boost up Beyonce was in vain. He was boo'd everytime they said his name. xD;
And she ended up winning the Best Video of the Year Award. I think.
Taylor's video was fairly good...
The BVoY(how2smashwords), in my opinion, must've been a popularity contest. Beyonce's great and everything. Her video... Wow. Three women dancing in black and white. Let's give her an award for this amazing video. >_>
... But I love what the President said about this.
"wow, i can't believe i won
this is awesome
don't trip and fall
im gonna get to thanks the fans, this is so cool
owh, kanye west is here, cool haircut, what are you doing there?
ouch, and I guess i'm not gonna get to thank the fans"