Jay-Z on Kanye West's MTV VMAs Outburst: He Was Telling the Truth


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Jay-Z agrees with Kanye West' opinion that Taylor Swift's video is not good enough to win over Beyonce Knowles' at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Jay-Z defends fellow rapper Kanye West for storming the stage of 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and interrupting Taylor Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech. In an interview featured in the February issue of Interview magazine, he said, "I like that, man! I really do. I mean, no one's walking around here perfect. Everyone's gonna make mistakes. That's part of how you learn. I think Kanye . . . Well, I know he said what he believed. He was telling the truth."

When asked which event he's referring to, Jay-Z explained, "I'm talking about the Taylor Swift thing." He added, "I just think the timing of what he did was wrong, and that, of course, overshadowed everything. He believed that 'Single Ladies' [by Beyonce Knowles] was a better video [and] I believed that. I think a lot of people believed that."

"You can't give someone Video of the Year if they don't win Best Female Video. I thought Best Female Video was something you won on the way to Video of the Year. But, hey, I guess it wasn't - and that's a whole other conversation about awards shows and artists."

On September 13, 2009, Kanye West became the newsmaker when he got up to the stage of Radio City Music Hall and jacked Taylor Swift's mic when she delivered her acceptance speech. "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish, but Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!" he told the crowd. Due to what he did, he has repeatedly apologized over the incident but still got negative publicity in the media.

After avoiding spotlight for awhile, Kanye recently announced his return. Starting by throwing a rant on a live concert and calling other artists "too scared to stand up for something," he blogged about starting making a new album saying, "We will follow in the footsteps of Maya Angelou, Gill Scott Herron and Nina Simone. Their work improved with time. They documented what was happening in culture. That is our responsibility as the modern day artists and poets, to accurately represent what is happening now."

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Comments

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    bamidele
    Jan 25, 2010

    Only1k!u should learn not to attack all colored folks all bcos of kanye i think he's got more than he deserves afterall Obama called him a jack@#s,can u guys give it a rest?the whole world seems to be against him that explains Jay-Z's standin-up for his friend not every African American's view.

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    Kashia
    Jan 16, 2010

    I am black, and I am ashamed of how rudely Taylor was treated. It was completly unexcuseable!

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    scott
    Jan 15, 2010

    He's missing the point. It doesn't matter what he thinks, or what Kanye thinks, or if Kanye was telling the truth or not. That's just their opinions, and they have ZERO right to disrespect another artist just because they have a different opinion. Kanye never should have been on that stage, period.

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    only1k
    Jan 15, 2010

    Jeff ur right! Black folk always have 2 play the race card in anything. You'd think they'd stop after we got out 1st black president but after obama took office they feel like they deserve everything!

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    Kay
    Jan 15, 2010

    Jeff, youre such an idiot. What does a persons race have to do with it? If he thought Beyonce's video was better than that was simply his opinion. smh.

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    Manny
    Jan 15, 2010

    Well he is right...doesn't make sense that you would give the woman video of they ear but she doesn't win best female video.....

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    lynn
    Jan 15, 2010

    FAN VOTED!!

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    Greg
    Jan 15, 2010

    Jeff, that's a retarded statement. You're retarded.

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    Jeff
    Jan 15, 2010

    Wow, what a surprise. He supports a black person and his wife over a cute little white girl. Loser.

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    reckless peaches
    Jan 15, 2010

    I meant... What Kanye did... (not whatkanye sis)

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    reckless peaches
    Jan 15, 2010

    Scott- you are 100% correct. No matter WHAT you think, or how much TRUTH there is to it, there is a time and place. WhatKanye sis was NOT a "mistake", it was an intentional grab at the spotlight and to feed his huge insecure ego.

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    Natrod25
    Jan 15, 2010

    To Jeff: The race card is old. So STFU about it. Now getting to the article, I just think people need to get over it. It's not like Kanye stabbed Taylor, move on already. I'm sick of hearing about it. NEXT!

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    arold
    Jan 15, 2010

    they're all right jeff is an ass

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