Beyonce Gives Kanye a Pass for VMA Rant
Unfortunately for Beyonce Knowles, she just couldn't leave well enough alone. Over the weekend she finally commented on September's Kanye West VMA incident. Doubtless, you recall the diss heard 'round the world:
(If you can't view the video above, you may be missing out on your 1,342,232nd viewing of West's storming of the stage to interrupt Taylor Swift's Best Female Video award speech to protest that Beyonce should have won.)
Speaking to Oprah lackey Gayle King backstage at the Billboard Awards, Beyonce downplayed West's bad behavior, excusing him in the name of "art":
"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.' When they didn't call my name, he was, like, completely shocked. And when he walked on the stage, I was like, 'No, no, no!' and then he spoke, and I was like, 'Oh, no, no, no!' 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."
Sorry, but based on West's history of disrupting award shows -- usually to protest his own losses -- he's the guy who cried "art" one too many times. Beyonce should have remained above the fray. Up to this point, she came off as another victim in this ridiculous debacle. Now she seems -- if not complicit -- at least a little insensitive to Swift's undeserved mortification.
What do you think?
| October 7, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
Categories: Celebrities, Insta-Polls
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