Did Taylor Swift almost pull a Kanye at the 2014 Grammy Awards?
It seemed like it, judging from her reaction to Daft Punk’s Album of the Year win. Swift, who’d been nominated for the same award for her album Red, obviously thought she’d won the award — and she reacted with her signature “surprised” face before realizing her error.
Take a look for yourself.
Talk about awkward.
Now, we definitely don’t think Swift meant to steal the French robots’ thunder, but it’s oddly reminiscent of when Kanye West stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV VMAs while Swift accepted her award for Female Video of the Year.
OK, so she didn’t exactly pull the same thing West did, but it’s understandable why she thought her album had won.
“It’s astounding to me that the fans have carried out its life as long as they have,” she recently told Zap2it of the multiplatinum album. “Getting the Grammy nomination for Album of the Year, that was the most incredible triumph for the album.”
“It’s the oldest contender in that category, and since it’s over a year old, I was a little afraid that people would forget about it,” she continued. “For it to be honored that way by musicians, producers, writers, all the people who vote for the Grammys, it’s the most incredible crowning achievement so far.”
There’s always next year, Taylor.