Kanye West stormed the stage just after the first award, for Best Female Video, was presented to Taylor Swift. He cut her off and grabbed the microphone and protested a support for Beyoncé.
“I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” he said. Beyoncé Looked on in shock.
But this isn’t the first time Kanye has thrown a temper tantrum. During the 2007 VMAs, ranted and lost his temper after he got mad because his performance was set inside a hotel suite rather than on the show’s main stage.
And in 2004, he took the stage at the American Music Awards, declaring he was robbed of the Best New Artist award.
Kanye’s actions against Taylor didn’t seem to go over too well with the crowd in the auditorium. The audience members were silent as Kanye stood briefly after making his comments. They clapped and gave Taylor a standing ovation when he left the stage.
And during the commercial break, Kanye flipped off the crowd and returned to his seat. During the following commercial break, Pink walked by Kanye and appeared to be shaking her head in disgust before security had to escort her away.