Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards to declare that Beyonce’s popular “Single Ladies” music video should have received the award instead.
"Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time," West said. "One of the best videos of all time!"
Eventually, audience members rose and booed the rapper down as cameras captured a mortified Beyonce .
To make matters worse, time was up and Swift didn’t have a chance to fire back or finish her acceptance speech.
After West took his seat controversy continued as several celebs told him off, prompting security to circle the area.West was then asked by MTV to leave the show.
Beyonce's hit "Single Ladies" eventually won Video of the Year. Knowles then dedicated her time to Swift and had the singer return to the stage for the opportunity to give her acceptance without any interruption.