Backlash against Kayne's VMA stunt comes from far and wide
Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift as she accepts the "Best Female Video" award during the Video Music Awards (AP Photo)
Kayne West won’t be living this one down anytime soon.
A laundry list of stars — from Pink to Donald Trump — were united yesterday in decrying West’s strange antics at the Video Music Awards Sunday, where he crashed the stage to declared that pal Beyonce Knowles deserved the Best Female Video award more than winner Taylor Swift.
“That moment was Taylor’s moment and she didn’t deserve that,” Kelly Rowland, Beyonce’s former bandmate from Destiny’s Child, told amNewYork before the Tracy Reese runway show at Bryant Park yesterday.
West was scheduled to perform last night on the debut of Jay Leno’s new primetime talk show along with Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z.
On Sunday night, as Swift stood with her award during the televised event, West stole the microphone from the 19-year-old country music singer, declaring that Beyonce deserved the prize for her “Single Ladies” video. Swift, who is to appear on the View this morning, never finished her acceptance speech and Beyonce looked mortified. Beyonce later called Swift back to the stage after she won the Best Video of the Year award.
“Of course, Beyonce being as gracious as she was, saved the day,” Rowland said.
Meanwhile, Trump yesterday called for a boycott of West and told TMZ that his antics were “disgusting.” On her blog, singer Kelly Clarkson chalked up West as a “sad human being.” Singer John Mayer, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert and singer Katy Perry also slammed West’s move on TMZ.
West apologized yesterday on his blog, saying he felt like he “messed up everything.”
“That was Taylor's moment and I had no right in any way to take it from her. I am truly sorry,” he wrote.