Best and the Worst of the MTV Video Music Awards: Why was Kanye stealing Taylor Swift's thunder?

Posted Sep 14, 2009 1:30 AM

Worst: Kanye West steals Taylor Swift's thunder

Worst: Kanye West steals Taylor Swift's thunder

So let's just knock this one out nice and early: as we mentioned in the live blog of the event, Kanye West should've taken home the Moonman statue for Biggest Homespun Jackass.

As Taylor Swift was accepting her statue for Best Female Video -- winning out over Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" -- Kanye West decided this would be a good time to diminish the achievement by Bogarting the mic IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH and declaring the superiority of Beyonce's track.

West has been known to pull some cold crap in the past, but rarely his tantrums have blunted the success of others in such a manner.

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