Taylor Lautner goes again to the 2009 Video Music Awards. The Twilight star recalled the evening that then-girlfriend Taylor Swift’s awards present win was overshadowed by Kanye West.
Not solely did Lautner, 30, revisit the incident — he additionally expressed his remorse over his preliminary response. Throughout the Wednesday, February 1, episode of his “The Squeeze” podcast, spouse Taylor Dome requested him which profession second he’d select to relive once more.
“Most likely the 2009 VMAs after I offered the award to Taylor,” the Valentine’s Day actor replied. “[I] was unaware that the Kanye factor was not a skit.”
Throughout the September 2009 awards present, Lautner was tasked with presenting the Greatest Feminine Video award. He introduced that Swift, now 33, had received the coveted honor for her “You Belong With Me” music video. Because the Valentine’s Day actress — whom Lautner dated between August and December 2009 — began to start her speech, she was interrupted when West, now 45, rushed onto the stage.
“Yo, Taylor, I’m actually pleased for you, I’mma allow you to end. However Beyoncé had the most effective movies of all time [with ‘Single Ladies’]! Probably the greatest movies of all time,” the Yeezy designer proclaimed, grabbing the microphone.
West shrugged his shoulders earlier than handing the microphone again to the nation star. Swift and Beyoncé, now 41, have been each shocked. The “Drunk in Love” songstress was even seen mouthing “Oh, my God,” through the outburst. (Beyoncé later invited Swift to “have her second” and full her speech after “Single Girls” received Video of the 12 months.)
“Yeah [we had just gone public with our relationship] and I offered the award to her, so I gave her the award [and] I took 5 steps again and was standing 5 ft behind her,” Lautner recalled to his spouse, whom he married in November 2022, on Wednesday’s podcast episode. “In the course of giving her thank-you speech, Kanye jumps up onto the stage.”
He continued: “I can barely hear it. I can’t see them. I’m simply assuming that this complete factor was a practiced and rehearsed skit as a result of why else would Kanye West be leaping up on the stage, interrupting Taylor Swift? It simply didn’t make sense.”
Dome, who joked that she was “deceased” that her partner addressed the notorious awards present feud throughout their joint podcast, agreed with Lautner’s spur-of-the-moment response.
“He jumped off, she completed [and] the second she turned again round and I noticed her face for the primary time, I used to be like, ‘Oh. No, that wasn’t good,’” the Abduction star added.
The “Stronger” rapper later apologized for his actions on to Swift.
“Kanye did name me and he was very honest in his apology, and I accepted that apology,” the “Anti-Hero” songstress advised ABC Radio later that 12 months. “The assist I bought from different artists and from the followers, and so many individuals sticking up for me, that’s what bought me to the place the place I may settle for that apology. And I’m simply very grateful that everybody confirmed me a lot love.”
When Swift launched her Communicate Now file one 12 months later, it was rumored that “Harmless” was penned concerning the incident and subsequent apology, although the Pennsylvania native by no means publicly confirmed it.
The “Carolina” singer and West later reignited their feud in 2016. That February, the Chicago native rapped in his monitor “Well-known” that he “made that bitch well-known” and featured a Swift lookalike within the music video.