Beyonce Lets Taylor Swift Have Her Moment

Beyonce Lets Taylor Swift Have Her Moment

Best Video of the Year winner Beyonce hands the microphone off to country cutie Taylor Swift during the 2009 MTV VMAs on Sunday night (September 13) in NYC.

The 28-year-old singer said, “Thank you. I remember being 17-years-old, up for my first MTV Award with Destiny’s Child and it was one of the most exciting moments in my life. So I’d like Taylor to come out and have her moment.”

Taylor finally got her time in the spotlight, after Kayne West rudely stole it, saying, “I’d like to thank all the fans on Twitter and MySpace and everyone who came out to my shows this summer. Thank you so much!”

Thank you Beyonce!

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Photos: Michael Loccisano/Jason Kempin/Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Posted to: 2009 MTV VMAs, Taylor Swift
  • Gabriela Aroca

    Taylor,you reallly deserve this award ! You rock !

    Beyoncé and Taylor = DIVAS *

    Kanye West = SUCK

    Love you Tay and Bey ♥

  • listen to mayday parade

    I felt so bad for Taylor when kayne pulled that sh*t on stage stealing her moment! I’m so so so glad he was escorted out after and that eeryone kept booing him the whole show. He has no moral decency or respect. Taylor deserved that award and did not deserve being humiliated like that and the poor girl left the stage in tears! Only to perform 9 minutes later! Thank you beyonce for showing some class and giving Taylor her chance and moment! So much respect towards beyonce now!

  • Katie G!

    good! she deserved her moment!
    143 beyonce!

  • diane n.

    that was very sweet of her.
    thats why i love beyonce. she and taylor both did amazing performances and deserved the awards they received. love both.

  • Cals

    YES!!!! I LOVE BEYONCE FOR DOING THIS!! KANYE SUCKS BUTT! TAYLOR SWIFT ITS AMAZING!!! I was heartbroken for Taylor after Kanye did that! I LOVE HER!

  • SJS

    Beyonce is awesome. I adore her. :)

  • zanessa/scashley/ashnessa

    And I actually thought Kanye West was cool. Pft. He is SO not cool anymore !! He’s probably jealous cause Taylor’s more famous than him. Taylor’s face when Kanye rudely interrupted, I felt for her. Say goodbye to half your fans Kanye !! How could you be so heartless ? Beyonce actually has a heart. Beyonce & Taylor !! :D

  • AJ

    Aww that was a sweet moment.
    Kanye and his music SUCK.

  • Caro

    wujuu! xd

  • http://justjaredjr lily

    that wasn’t cool at all what kanye west did to taylor and that was her first MTV video music award!!!!!!. that was very nice of beyonce to do that.

  • Shelly N. AZ

    Kanye had no right doing what he did. He had his spot light in the past and noone took that away from him. I hope that MTV doesn’t give him a invitation to future events.
    Tayor didn’t deserve that kind of disrespect.
    She is a sweet girl and after tonight i am so proud of her. She took a blow and got back up brushed it off and preformed.

  • :)

    I love taylor and that was a real jerk move of Kayne to do that crap!!
    >: /

    Beyonce gave up her moment for Taylor that was so NICE!!

    But I DO NOT like the guy that hosted the show he made rude cracks the whole time!!!
    >: (

    And last year the VMA’s sucked I don’t see what possessed them to bring him back. He made fun of the Jonas Brothers(and normally I wouldn’t care but he made a joke about their religion so…) And then he talked about wanting to F**K Taylor, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.

    Oh and real quick wtf was with Lady Gaga’s outfits??? They scared me and the end of her performace…….wow..creepy.

    idk. I like her music but that was a bit much.

  • http://justjaredjr lily

    kanye west just made a statement on his blog on that he was very sorry and he didn’t mean to hurt taylor but still it was very rude of him to do that to her.

  • Deen

    kanye grow up now please, she is 17 years old and she is an amazing women, and you are a completeletly asshole!! you suuuck!

  • Maddison

    @lily: that wasnt even him it was his publicist, and he STILL bashed Taylor in the entry saying beyonce was still better..

    Beyonce always had alot of class. She knows what its like winning a first VMA. This really was a huge moment for Taylor, im glad Beyonce stepped aside to let Taylor have her moment,
    They both deserve nothing short of the best.
    Taylor being a country artist to WIN at the VMAs is a huge moment in histpory.

    Im VERY intrested in what Taylor has to say about this..
    PS Kanye; your 15 minutes of fame are up. go back to your ghetto now. Your career is DONE.

  • http://justjaredjr lily

    @Maddison: oh really, i had no idea, i thought he really said thoses things. oh crap! you should had seen thoses comments on other websites what kayne did to taylor, a lot of people have lost respect for him now!.

  • Maddison

    @lily: Never knew anyone had his respect in the first place.
    He never had any talent
    this jsut goes to show that NO ONE should EVER mess with Taylor swift. Taylor always comes out on top.

  • screw kanye

    kanye was suck a douche.


  • ashpha

    Kanye should have his own place to deal with his character… Maybe in the airport again not in this kind of event. LOL I still love black people, but no in this kind of rudeness that others do. Thank Beyonce for being a good example.

    Congrats Taylor! You’re still lovely & deserved what is yours!

  • http://t

    not like it
    but failure
    can not tolerate

  • http://justjaredjr lily

    i think kayne west has changed since his mother die and i felt bad for him. i cannot image how lose a mother.

  • Samantha

    It’s one thing for him to throw a hissy fit when he doesn’t win but to completely freak out because someone else didn’t win is just uncalled for. In my opinion Beyonce’s video was kind of weird and unoriginal (i believe she used a dance from another music video) Kanye west must learn that the world does not revolve around him and what he wants. If anything he needs to learn that life isn’t fair.

  • Mandy

    This is why I love Beyonce. I mean, she’s a truly classy lady. Always my role model.

    Taylor, you’re so beautiful and talented. We love you.

    And oh, BTW, everyone is right. Kanye AND his music SUCKKKKKKKKKKKK!

  • Jordan

    @lily: I hate it when people make excusses for celebrities :( Kanye’s so called apology was aas insulting as his actions on stage. I lost my mother 3 years ago and that doesn’t give me the right to be an a hole. It doesn’t give him the right either

  • Jordan

    Also I’ve never been a fan of Taylor or Beyounce’s music. Its not the type music I like but the look on Taylor’s face was heart breaking. and Beyounce is a true class act.

  • Ariana

    you said best video of the year winner beyonce? taylor won!!!!…how could you put beyonce instead! jeeze jarred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i love taylor! and beyonce is amazing!!!!!

  • Ariana

    wait nvm taylor won female video award right? o whatever idk


  • Jane

    So much respect for Beyonce now.
    God Bless Beyonce and God Bless Taylor.

    Kanye, go DIAF.

  • http://justjaredjr lily

    @Jordan: i so am sorry. i think kayne west has no right what he did to taylor.


    it was disheartening to see that happen to Taylor. We as fans pay so much money to entertainer’s for there concerts, cd’s, and memoriblia. I really have never been a Kanye fan, but for him to do that to Taylor was just not accceptable. There is no excuse for what he did. Thank you Beyonce for giving Taylor her moment. You both deserved your spotlight. As for Kanye, you deserve no respect as a entertainer.

  • hititquitit

    i booed kanye the whole show he lost tons of fans with this one. and no apology can change that. i love abigail for standing when that happened.
    but i teared up at this moment…it was beautiful this was the best award show of the year.

  • amy

    Beyonce and Taylor are both 2 of the classiest genuine people in the business. They handled it so well.

    I love that all the celebrities are calling out Kanye on the douche he is.

  • dee

    Maddison wrote:PS Kanye; your 15 minutes of fame are up. go back to your ghetto now. Your career is DONE

    Maddison, I agree that Kanye is an arrogant a-hole and that it wasa great what Beyonce did for Taylor, but you do know you could have wrote your little post script without the ghetto comment and made the same point.

  • Sam

    I have never really been a fan of Taylor, but i felt super bad for her when dat a**hole so rudely took away her moment. That is one of the most disrespectful things I have ever seen. I have never liked him and now I really hate him. Now I actually want to start listening to Taylor, thanx Kanye!!! What Beyonce did for Taylor actually made me tear up. Beyonce is one of the most classy ladies ever, I truly respect her now more than ever!

  • #1mileycyrusfan4ever

    u know what i know taylor is a good woman so o know she will kinda agree with me so listen : 4 every thing he did on that show was soo wrong in so many ways and mean but that doesnt mean we should be like him i mean bashing him isnt gonna make us better than him or him worse than us but we will be %100 the same ! so i think we should be the ones with the brains and just ignore what happened and just stop talking about it cuz its not making anyone feel better right now ! i realy cant believe it and u will so not believe what im about 2 say but i realy didnt think he had the nerves 2 go up on that stage and give his opinion like that he said he was happy 4 her and yes it diesnt make it any better but from what i see the girl was fine with and just moved on and i know she doesnt want her fans 2 bash him just like he bashed her i dont think she will ever want her fans 2 be like him !! but thats only my opinion peace !

  • Alexis

    Beyonce is my new hero =]

    She did the right thing

  • chri5tin3

    First Dane Cook basically rips Vanessa Hudgens’ heart out and now some rapper does this shit!
    What is it with middle aged men dissing talented, beautiful, young, successful women???

  • kay

    sadly, i think the death of his mother affected him in ways even he isnt able to admit. im not going to bash him. his actions were uncalled for but what can you do.

    i applaud beyonce for humbling herself and respectively bowing down for taylor, even though she had nothing to do with the ordeal. such a class act. love her,

    and of course congrats to taylor. well desevred my dear.

  • Lauren

    ive just seen the video..oh my god, it was so freaking rude!!! he is such a pig!! how dare he do that to taylor she is like the sweetest, most hard working artist out there!!
    i feel so sorry for her, she deserved the award just as much as beyonce! she won because she has got the fans out there to want her to win!
    although it would bother her especially in front of millions of people seeing this video she shouldn’t let it bring her down because she is the one who will come out on top not kanye

    plus have you seen his apology, its bogus! it is stupid.,…he’s still been a creep, hes saying sorry but not saying sorry at all…its on just jared, or perez….hes totally gone down on my estimations

  • vanessa zanessa is the best!!!

    BEYONCE is so sweet <3<3 she rocks!!! taylor is amazing she deserves it !!! KAYNE=BOOO

  • katie

    Good on Beyonce. What a lady.

    Kanye just looked like an immature, jealous idiot.

  • zanessa2gether4ever

    i am SUPER sure that taylor made fun of the celebs that got humilated like that , example vanessa hudgens at the TCA’s . sorry but taylor got what she deserved ! she made fun of someone & god made the same scene happen to her , so she could feel how bad that felt BUT that doesnt mean i like kayn west or whatever his name is ! i am not on any sides here , west or swift !

  • zanessa2gether4ever

    oh & another thing , i actually agree with #1mileycyrusfan4ever , we should be the ones with the brains & stop talking about it , cause talking & blabing about it isnt gonna change or make anything , isnt gonna make him feel bad or whatever!! so stop talking about it & finish it with , what happened happened , ok ur chats isnt going to change anything , isnt going to bring back time & change it!

  • Amy


    Maddison you said it all & very very well too.

    Kayne = JERK
    Beyonce = HERO
    Taylor = WINNER

    Thank you to Beyonce for your compassion and class. Congratulations to Taylor for your award.
    I am now an even bigger fan of Beyonce & a huge fan of Taylor of course.

  • Cam

    i am SUPER sure that taylor made fun of the celebs that got humilated like that , example vanessa hudgens at the TCA’s . sorry but taylor got what she deserved ! she made fun of someone & god made the same scene happen to her , so she could feel how bad that felt BUT that doesnt mean i like kayn west or whatever his name is ! i am not on any sides here , west or swift !
    And you know this how?

    all you JB fans are jerks – it is possible to like jb, miley & taylor. Taylor is a very sweet girl & on top of being so very talented that is another reason she has so many fans. Don’t go blaming God for the remarks made by that jerk Kayne.
    You JB fans are obsessed & can’t stand the fact that Taylor has sold the most records of any one in any type of music in 2008 & is on her way to doing so again this year. You don’t sell 10 million records if you are not talented. anyway this post is about Beyonce & her very gracious act of kindness to Taylor so leave the others out of it.

    Thank you to Beyonce, one very classy lady. & Congratulations to Taylor. Team Taylor

  • ummm

    Taylor is amazing. Any other artist that would’ve won, if they would’ve said that to them, they would’ve started yelling, or stormed of the stage, But Taylor showed what a good person does, and just stood there. I love Beyonce, and I think that Beyonce also showed how classy she is. Taylor deserved her award, and any 19-year-old country singer who gets enough votes to beat people like Beyonce, Pink, Lady Gaga, etc.- needs their time in the spotlight. Beyonce is amazing, as is Taylor. :) Congratulations Taylor! Keep #TeamTaylor in the trending topics on twitter? :)

  • Cam

    WOW, Just read on google that during an interview last night after the award show that Taylor did not say anything bad about Kayne & instead took the high road & she thanked Beyonce & said that before all the amazing talent of Beyonce she WAS & IS a great person.

    Taylor Swift IS officially one VERY CLASSY LADY too.

    Love to Taylor & Bayonce!

  • Lauren


    I know, you can’t get anyone as nice as Taylor, I got to meet her this past summer, and if you didn’t know who she was you would think she was your best friend. haha. She seriously is the nicest person on the planet. And so gorgeous and talented. I love her to death. Nobody deserved the award more than Taylor

  • Katie_Walks

    I teared up too. It was very sad. I feel so bad for her. It \’s her first VMA award and she didn’t even get to finish her real speech. I’m so glad Beyonce let he finish it though. She deserves it. :)

  • HockeyPuck

    Beyonce is a great person. She is truely a wonderful human being for sticking up for Taylor like that. I’m sure Kanye was drunk off his a**. What a pig. Good thing he got kicked out after that. On the MTV website it said that P¡nk was backstage and walked up to Kanye and gave him a look or something and security had to pull her away before it escalated. GO P¡nk!!!