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:


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

"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.


hey gallo when you say you hate them all are you talking about black people cuz if you are you are ignorent. how do you know you hate all black people. have you met every black person on the planet?


beyonce is classy kanye is trashy thats that


kanye is a super douche


I don't think he was standing up for art, he was just being a jerk!




i dont like him at aal


Standing up for art so Taylor Seift doesn't know art. Yeah if I was her I would have never said anything


Beyonce screams her songs and you feel nothing when she sings them.She's like a giant barbie doll.She's stuck in adolecense with her childish lyrics that she can't even write on her own and she's in her late 20's.Her songs say nothing.I don't care too much for Taylor's singing either but she's young and she can write her own songs on her own and she can play an instrument.Beyonce is plastic.You can't be an artist and be plastic.


At least Beyonce can carry a tune. Taylor Swift sounds like a nine year old in desperate need of a singing coach. The song "Love Story" sounds like someone trying to sing a short story instead of a song. That song has no lyrics, just words that are in desperate need of pauses. To make matters worse she can't stay on pitch to save the eardrums of the idiot tweens that waste disposable income buying her latest screechings on iTunes.


Beyonce acts like she is a genuine artist.The real deal.She's not.She won't even wear her real hair!Whenever she tries to just stand in front of the mike and sing no one wants to be bothered.They just want her to shake her booty.If shaking your booty is art,then every pole dancer in America is an artist.She is delusional in thinking she's a great artist.

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