Beyonce: Kanye West Just Standing Up For Art

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It was a moment everyone talked about for an entire week and will not soon forget, either. A moment that inspired much wrath and online video parodying.

As Kanye West stormed the stage at the MTV VMAs to declare that Beyonce should have won Best Female Video over Taylor Swift, we were dumbfounded.

So was Beyonce, who is now speaking about it for the first time.

"Well, I knew his intentions, and I knew he was standing up for art; and he told me before, when they said the nominees, he's like, 'You have this award,'" Beyonce, 28, recalled to O: The Oprah magazine editor at large Gayle King.

SIDE NOTE: If he's standing up for art, he's at the wrong award show. They're completely arbitrary! He may be an even bigger jackass than thought.

Beyonce, who was named Woman of the Year at the Billboard Awards over the weekend (Kanye would approve), said it went down like this that night:

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Kanye keeping a (somewhat) low profile. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

"When they didn't call my name, he was, like, completely shocked," Knowles says of West's reaction. "And when he walked on the stage, I was like, 'No, no, no!' and then when he spoke, and I was like, 'Oh, no, no, no!'"

Like her husband Jay-Z, who defended West as passionate, she doesn't condone how that passion translated into potentially hurtful actions that evening.

Knowles, who handed the mic to Swift after winning Video of the Year later that night, added, "But in the end, it ended up being a great night, and Taylor Swift did get her moment, and I didn't have to make an acceptance speech!"

After his outburst, Kanye West apologized multiple times on his blog, to Jay Leno and to Swift, and declared he was taking time away from the public eye to "analyze how I'm gonna make it through the rest of this life and improve."

He's putting his money where his mouth is, at least for now. It was announced last week that his Fame Kills tour with Lady Gaga had been canceled.

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He was an ass for doing what he did

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What she meant to say was “Although Mr. West is a very passionate (’art’) person, nevertheless he opted to express himself at the most inappropriate time. So you know her? She is full of herself and she thinks that she is the best. She meant what she said. This is the same person that said that is time that people call her an icon and a queen. Lil mama just danced she didnt offended someone. But people still think and say its stupid what she did. And Kanye is doing this all time. So is Beyonce when she said the bad seed are out (Letoya and Latavia)

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Mrs. Knowles-Carter was being non-biased on the issue. Unfortunately for Beyonce, she’s not very articulate or PR savvy. What she meant to say was “Although Mr. West is a very passionate (’art’) person, nevertheless he opted to express himself at the most inappropriate time. As for the commentors who are 'se;ective' in who they defend, remember this….
(1)Janet Jackson was banned from the VMAs, while Justin Timberlake was still allowed to perform.
(2) Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performance was ‘rudely’ interrupted by Lil Mama during the VMAs. Where were the ANGRY bloggers, then? I am neither a fan of Beyonce or Taylor, but it seems rather peculiar that people are just a ‘little’ selective on who they attack! I would also like to add, if you ask fans of Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, Citizen Cope, and Rage Against the Machine, I doubt that they would agree that the ‘MTV promoting bubble gum’ music of Ms Swift is a form of art either…

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AND GALLO....IM A BLACK FEMALE AND I AM NOT MAD TAYLOR WON. I GIVE HER PROPS AND DONT AGREE WIT WHAT KANYE DID. I THINK SHE DESERVE TO WIN SO YOUR COMMENT IS POINTLESS JUST LIKE YOUR LIFE, NOW KILL YOURSELF OR GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC!

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i like beyonce, but it seems like she is saying that taylors music isnt art, which it is becasue music is art if you get me.

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kanye is just a big tool

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Kenye made a mistake. We can browbeat him with it or we can move on. He is a talented young man, no doubt. To Taylor she also is a talented young women. What he did was wrong. However the two of you do a song together or aomething, Beyonce as well. Turn this into something positive that young people that admire you both can learn from. As for Beyonce she has been an inspiration to millions of young women black and white. My daughter a big fan, she has I think every CD Byonce has recorded. I don't blog or get involved with things of this nature but I want Kenya to be encouraged and know that we Love you, arrogance and all.

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his.ego.really.needs.to.be.taken.down!!

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Beyonce is the WORST dancer! It is painful to watch her. What does she call her dance style, the spastic robot? She seems like a nice lady, but ART? Come on get real! Why is her music and video called art and Taylor Swift's not? I agree with Shaun, she is plastic and she has this blank "doll" stare when she sings.

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Kanye is a jack ass!

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