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Nutty Moonman Drama at the VMAs

Kanye West got nutty at last night’s MTV Music Video Awards. Taylor Swift was accepting her “Moonman” award for best female music video when Kanye grabbed the mic to deliver this semi-smackdown:

Yo Taylor. I’m, I’m really happy for you, I’m a let you finish… but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!

Followed by Kanye handing back the microphone, Swift looking confused, and reaction shots of Beyoncé and the audience with “What? Was that staged?” looks on their faces.

(If only John Wayne had done the same thing to, say, Audrey Hepburn at the 1953 Academy Awards. “Little lady, I’m happy for yuh. But Ava Gardner in Mogambo was one of the great performances of all time. Of all time!”)

Later, in a nice dramatic touch, Beyoncé invited Swift onstage to finish her speech, and they shared a hug, to wild applause.

Which is why the MTV Awards seem like more fun than the Academy Awards these days. Didn’t nutty things used to happen at the Oscars, too?

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