Taylor Swift Recounts Kanye West VMAs Incident on “The View”

September 15th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

Two days after becoming the victim of Kanye West’s stage intrusion at the MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift appeared on today’s episode of The View to talk about what was going through her mind as Kanye hijacked her acceptance speech for Best Female Video. “I think my overall thought process went something like: ‘Wow, I can’t believe I won… This is awesome… Don’t trip and fall… I’m gonna get to thank the fans, this is so cool… Oh, Kanye West is here!’,” Swift told the ladies on The View, “‘Cool haircut… What are you doing there? And then, Ouch. And then, I guess I’m not gonna be able to thank the fans.’ ” (Watch Swift recount the moment in the clip above).

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Swift was reportedly in tears backstage after the infamous moment, but the VMAs schedule forced her to make a quick recovery. “I’m not gonna say that I wasn’t riled by it. I had to perform live five minutes later, so I had to get myself back to the place where I could perform,” Swift said, adding that she was overwhelmed by the amount of support she received in the moments after the incident. (the subway part of her performance was pre-taped, but Swift sang live outside the venue atop a taxi the night of the Awards.) “There were a lot of people around me backstage that were saying really incredible things and just having my back. And all the other artists that came and showed me love in the hours following it, and all the people tweeting about it and all the fans… I just never imagined that there were that many people out there looking out for me, so it was really wonderful to see that people were out there defending me so I didn’t have to.”

As Rolling Stone reported last night, Kanye said on The Jay Leno Show that he wants to apologize to Swift face-to-face for his behavi...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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