2009: Wild wild West
Leave it to Kanye West to deliver one of the most notorious VMA moments 'OF ALL TIME!' It happened at the 2009 awards show, after Taylor Swift's 'You Belong With Me' beat out Beyoncé's 'Single Ladies' in the Best Female Video category. Mere moments after Swift accepted the prize and began to thank her fans, West bumrushed the stage and snatched the microphone from a puzzled Swift, not to whine about how he was robbed of an award in the manner of MCA , but to speak up for grown woman Beyoncé having 'one of the best videos of all time.' But Kanye's protest was premature since Beyoncé did take home a Moonman that night for the 'Single Ladies' video and graciously invited Taylor back on the stage as an apology for man-child Kanye being so mean.