Kanye West steals Taylor Swift's moment at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards

By now the whole world knows that Kanye West rudely interrupted Taylor Swift‘s VMA acceptance speech Sunday night after it was announced that her video for “You Belong to Me” beat out Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” for a moon man. Kanye thought the award deserved the Beyonce and wasn’t ashamed to let the thousands of people in the crowd and the millions of people tuning in know it. Immediately after the show, he wrote this apology on his blog, that was later taken down:

“I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom [Andrea]. I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said. She is very talented! I like the lyrics about being a cheerleader and she’s in the bleachers! …………………… I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!…………….. Beyonce’s video was the best of this decade!!! I’m sorry to my fans if I let you guys down!!!!! I’m sorry to my friends at MTV. I will apologize to Taylor 2mrw. Welcome to the real world!!!! Everybody wanna booooo me but I’m a fan of real pop culture!!! No disrespect but we watchin’ the show at the cribe right now cause…. Well you know!!!! I’m still happy for Taylor!!!! Boooyaawww!!!! You are very talented!!!!! I gave my awards to Outkast when they deserved it over me… That’s what it is!!!! I’m not crazy yall, I’m just real. Sorry for that!!! I really feel bad for Taylor and I’m sincerely sorry!!! Much Respect!!!!!”

The interest in this story and the apology that followed drove tons of people to his blog and the server couldn’t handle the traffic so they took the site down temporarily. But when it came back up, that post was gone and was replaced with this:

“I feel like Ben Stiller in “Meet the Parents” when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave… That was Taylor’s moment and I had no right in any way to take it from her. I am truly sorry.”

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