Taylor Lautner Reveals He Thought Kanye West’s interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs was a ‘practiced’ Skit’
Taylor Lautner is going back to 2009’s Video Music Awards. The Twilight star was able to recall the night when Taylor Swift’s win at the awards ceremony was snubbed by Kanye West.
It wasn’t just that Lautner 30, who is 30 years old, go back to the incident — the 30-year-old also expressed regret about the initial response. On on the 1st of February, Wednesday episode on his “The Squeeze” podcast his spouse Taylor Dome asked him which career moment he’d prefer to revisit.
“Probably the VMAs of 2009, in which I presented an award for Taylor,” the Valentine’s Day actor responded. “[Idid not know that the Kanye thing wasn’t an act.”
At the September 2009 awards ceremony, Lautner was tasked with giving out awards, including the Best Female Video award. Lautner announced Swift was now 33 and was awarded the coveted award for her “You Are My Friend” song video. When she, the Valentine’s Day actress — who Lautner had a relationship with between August and November 2009 began to deliver her speech her speech was interrupted when West who is now 45 was rushed to the podium.
“Yo, Taylor, I’m very happy for you. I’m going to let you finish. However, Beyonce has one of the greatest videos ever [with “Single Ladies”” One of the greatest videos ever,” the Yeezy designer declared, reaching for the microphone.
West turned his head and shook his shoulders before handing over the microphone to the country superstar. Swift and Beyonce (now 41) were both shocked. Beyonce, now 41, was awestruck “Drunk In Love” star was also being heard saying “Oh my God!” in the midst of her outburst. (Beyonce later asked Swift to “have her moment” and to complete her speech following “Single Ladies” was awarded the award for Video of the Year.)
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“Yeah We were just revealing their relationship] so I gave an award for her. and she accepted the award. I moved five steps back, and stood just five feet in front of her,” Lautner recalled to his wife, whom he got married in the month of November 2022. This was on the Wednesday’s podcast episode. “In between her thank-you talk, Kanye jumps up onto the stage.”
He added: “I can barely hear it. I don’t even be able to see the performers. I’m guessing that this entire thing was a rehearsal and practiced skit, because how otherwise do you think Kanye West be jumping up on stage and interfering with Taylor Swift? It didn’t make sense.”
Dome who claimed she’s “deceased” she and her spouse spoke about the notorious awards show conflict in their podcast, was in agreement with Lautner’s spur of the moment reaction.
“He was able to jump off, she finished andwhen she turned around, and I was able to see her smile for the first time in my life, I thought”Oh. It wasn’t so good”” The Abduction star explained.
Swift later apologized for his actions “Stronger” singer later apologized directly to Swift.
“Kanye did call me , and the man was sincere with his apology and I accepted his apology.” the “Anti-Hero” singer-songwriter spoke to ABC Radio later the year. “The assistance I received from other artists as well as the fans, and of course many people standing to me is what helped me get to the point where I was able to accept the apology. I’m so grateful that I received the love they have shown me.”
In the year that Swift made public the Speak Now record one year after, there was speculation the song “Innocent” was written regarding the incident and the subsequent apology, but Swift’s Pennsylvania native did not publicly confirm the rumor.
It was reported that the “Carolina” performer and West have since rekindled their rivalry in the year 2016. In February of 2016 in 2016, the Chicago native rapped on his song “Famous” that was the one that “made the troll famous” and also featured a Swift likeness as the main character in his music video.