Beyonce Knowles gives back Taylor Swift's acceptance speech which has been rudely taken by Kanye West.
Losing Best Female Video to Taylor Swift, Beyonce Knowles managed to walk home with a trophy for Video of the Year at the September 13 live ceremony of MTV Video Music Awards, thanks to her "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" music video. She won over Lady GaGa, Eminem, Kanye West and Britney Spears.
"This is amazing," Beyonce told those attending the event. "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 of my life." She then asked Taylor to come to the stage and finish her speech which was previously cut off by Kanye.
Taylor was seen smiling while making her way to the podium. "Maybe we can try this again," she said about sharing the moment of victory with Beyonce. She also thanked "all my fans on Twitter and MySpace and everyone who came out to my shows this summer." Taylor and Beyonce shared a hug before leaving the stage.
Complete winners list of 2009 MTV VMAs:
- Video of the Year: Beyonce Knowles - "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
- Best New Artist: Lady GaGa - "Poker Face"
- Best Male Video: T.I. - "Live Your Live" featuring Rihanna
- Best Female Video: Taylor Swift - "You Belong with Me"
- Best Hip-Hop Video: Eminem - "We Made You"
- Best Pop Video: Britney Spears - "Womanizer"
- Best Rock Video: Green Day - "21 Guns"
- Breakthrough Video: Matt and Kim - "Lessons Learned"
- Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman): Beastie Boys - "Sabotage"
- Best Direction: Marc Webb - Green Day's "21 Guns"
- Best Editing: Jarrett Fijal - Beyonce Knowles' "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
- Best Special Effects: Chimney Pot - Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi"
- Best Choreography: Frank Gatson and JaQuel Knight - Beyonce Knowles' "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
- Best Cinematography: Jonathan Sela - Green Day's "21 Guns"
- Best Art Direction: Jason Hamilton - Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi"