A year ago, stage interference stirred up more than just a small trending topic at last year’s Video Music Awards. Taylor Swift, a country-pop singer, won an award for best female artist.
For a new artist, that’s a major milestone. And considering the fact that she was nominated in a category with powerhouse artists, such as Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Pink, the singer overcame the near impossible.
As Swift went to accept the award and give her acceptance speech, she was cut off by Mister 808’s and Heartbreak and College Dropout himself, Kanye West.
Letting his opinion be known that Beyonce should’ve won the award, he said “no disrespect” to Taylor Swift.
Kanye’s interruption has been imitated in comedies, movies, and of course YouTube parodies.
Most people took it as entertainment, eexcept Taylor.
This year at the VMAs, Taylor and Kanye performed.
This had people’s minds wandering about performance expectations.
Swift’s performance struck first her new song, “Innocent.”
The song was her reflection on the interference she encountered when she accepted her first award.
According to newsworld22.blogspot.com,” Taylor sings about a man who is 32 years old (West was 32 when he acted like a fool) who made errors by she decided to forgive him.”
Here are some of the lyrics that points out towards Kanye: “Lost [his] balance on a tightrope, lost [his] mind trying to get it back. Who you are not where you’ve been, he is still an innocent.
“Thirty-two is still growing up now, time turns flames to embers and minds change like the weather.
” I hope you remember today is never late to be brand new.”
Swift’s words were meaningful and powerful. It had most wondering what Kanye was thinking? Was he even paying attention to her song?
West closed the show. Many thought that he was going to perform his hit song “Power”, but that wasn’t the case.
Kanye already had two microphones and a beat maker setup for him before he hit the stage.
With the spotlight on him and an all-white stage, West wore all red to make sure that his presence was seen and heard throughout the entire room.
He performed a new song called “Let’s Have A Toast”, “You’ve been putting up with my s— for way too long,” he rapped, as he was joined on stage by ballet dancers.
“Let’s have a toast for the d—bags. Let’s have a toast for the a–holes,” he continued.
“Let’s have a toast for the s—bags. Let’s have a toast for the jerk—s.
“Baby, I got a plan. Runaway fast as you can.”
His comeback performance appeared to have earned him the redemption he was looking for.
The cheering crowd began to l chant his name after he finished the song.
According to nydailynews.com, last week, West took to Twitter to – again – offer his apologies to Swift for his rude behavior when he rushed the stage and interrupted her acceptance speech during last year’s show.
“She deserves the apology more than anyone,” he wrote Sept. 4.
“I wrote a song for Taylor Swift that’s so beautiful and I want her to have it,” he went on.
“If she won’t take it then I’ll perform it for her.”
Could this be just a publicity stunt? Or a feud between the two genres?