Beyoncé has finally broken her silence on Kanye West's VMA outburst
Beyoncé Knowles has finally revealed what happened at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards to provoke Kanye West storming the stage.
Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech for Best Female Video, claiming that Beyoncé was the rightful winner of the award.
Now the Single Ladies singer says Kanye was simply ‘standing up for art‘.
‘I knew his intentions and I knew he was standing up for art,’ she revealed at the Billboard Awards this weekend.
‘He told me before, when they said the nominees, ‘You have this award’. When they didn’t call my name, he was, like, completely shocked.’
Kanye then stormed the stage during Taylor‘s acceptance speech, grabbed the microphone and said, ‘Yo Taylor. I’m really happy for you, I’m going to let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.’
Beyoncé continues, ‘When he walked on the stage, I was like, ‘No, no no!’ and then he spoke, and I was like, ‘Ooh, NO, no, no!’.’
Mrs Jay-Z went on to win the Video of the Year gong later that evening and invited Taylor back on stage to finish her speech.
‘In the end, it ended up being a great night and Taylor did get her moment – and I didn’t have to make an acceptance speech,’ she adds.
Kanye‘s outburst prompted hundreds of internet spoofs, showing the hip hop singer interrupting various celebrities during famous speeches.