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Kanye West upstages Taylor Swift at VMAs

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Kayne loses cool

Taylor Swift was enjoying her first MTV Video Music Award moment when the always-outspoken Kanye West decided to demonstrate that he disagreed with the results. Later, Beyonce showed the highest class by handing over the microphone to Swift for her West-interrupted VMA acceptance speech.

Beyonce boogies

Once the New Moon mania calmed, Beyonce took the stage with an interesting take on Single Ladies. Interesting is a kind word to describe the dancing-while-a-recording-of-Beyonce-plays-the-song performance.

Performance-wise, the next band took the VMA award for best performance of the night. Muse rocked a theater near Radio City Music Hall where a packed crowd sang along with every word of Uprising.

Muse's masterful Uprising at the VMAs


Pink went Sober hanging above the crowd and then New Yorks finest jammed to close the show as no one else could. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys jammed New York that had the entire Radio City crowd spellbound and screaming.

VMA winners

Kayne loses coolBest New Artist: Lady Gaga, Poker Face
Best Hip-Hop Video: Eminem, We Made You
Best Male Video: TI featuring Rihanna, Live Your Life
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears, Womanizer
Best Rock Video: Green Day, 21 Guns
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, You Belong With Me
Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman): Beastie Boys, Sabotage
Breakthrough Video: Matt and Kim, Lessons Learned
Best Art Direction: Lady Gaga, Paparazzi
Best Choreography: Beyonce, Single Ladies
Best Cinematography: Green Day, 21 Guns
Best Direction: Green Day, 21 Guns
Best Editing: Beyonce, Single Ladies
Best Special Effects: Lady Gaga, Paparazzi
Video of the Year: Beyonce, Single Ladies

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