Beyonce lost the Video of the Year award to Taylor Swift at this year’s VMAs — again. This time, however, Kanye West was able to keep his irritation to himself, reports Business Insider. Beyonce was nominated at the VMAs for her video “7/11,” which was famously recreated this year by Lizzza after recruiting random people on the streets of Venice Beach after Beyonce was nominated.
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In 2009, when Taylor first won at the VMAs over Beyonce, Kanye West famously interrupted the “Blank Space” singer as she accepted her award, much to the shock of Swift and the audience, to claim that Beyonce deserved the award more. As both Taylor and Beyonce stood by quietly, West told the packed audience, and the world since everything was broadcast live, that Beyonce should have won for her song “Single Ladies.”
Swift won Video of the Year at the 2015 VMAs for “Blank Space,” beating out Nicki Minaj, Sia, Ellie Goulding, and Beyonce, reports Business Insider. Just as in 2009, Kanye clearly thought Beyonce should have won, although he was able to behave himself at the VMAs this year.
With Kim Kardashian on his arm this time, Business Insider reports that Kanye kept quiet when Beyonce lost at this year’s VMAs, although he still stole the show. Sitting next to Kim, Kanye first hilariously pretended to fake sleeping, then decided to pretend to rush the stage, all to jokingly protest that Swift won instead of Beyonce.
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Despite their differences over Beyonce, Swift and West have been able to bury the hatchet — somewhat. It’s clear the two have no real love for each other, but “Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing,” Swift confessed in an interview with Vanity Fair about the incident over Beyonce at the 2009 VMAs. Swift hinted that as she became closer to Beyonce and Jay Z, a solid relationship with West was necessary.
“I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along… It started with both of us really liking Jay and wanting him to be happy.”
Swift also won at the VMAs for her video “Bad Blood,” which made headlines as it was compared to Madonna’s “B***h I’m Madonna,” which featured Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry, reports Vanity Fair. As she accepted the award, according to the Verge, Taylor pointed out that she’s happy to live “in 2015, in a world where boys can play princesses and girls can play soldiers.”
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