An unsubstantiated rumor currently doing the rounds claims that Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMA’s was a setup to make Beyonce look good.
The likelihood of the rumor being true is slim at best, but after it was disclosed that the Bruno/ Eminem “incident” at the MTV Movie Awards was a setup, we can’t rule the rumor out as being false either.
According to comments allegedly made by a Jay-Z staffer:
This was all a huge publicity stunt set up by Jay-Z. MTV wanted him to perform at the end of the show and he said on one condition – they gave Beyonce a performance and made her look good. And so, the whole Taylor Swift fiasco was born. Jay called up Kanye and asked him to do it for him because Kanye doesn’t mind being seen as a jackass and it’d be believable if he did it. So when Beyonce let Taylor finish her speech instead of making her own speech, everyone thought “Wow, Beyonce really is a class act!” and Jay-Z finished off the show with his performance.
Sites running the rumor aren’t linking back to anything that would substantially confirm its truth, so although we’re calling highly unlikely at this stage, those involved may deny or confirm the allegation in the week ahead.