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Kanye West Asked to Leave VMAs After Taylor Swift Rant

According to reports, Kanye West was asked to leave the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards shortly after he unexpectedly rushed the stage and interrupted Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video acceptance speech to proclaim that Beyonce‘s ‘Single Ladies’ video was one of the “best videos of all time.” Swift stood by in disbelief as the camera panned to a stunned Beyonce, who mouthed “Oh Kanye” as the producer/rapper protested the 19-year-old’s win. Ironically enough, Beyonce went on to win Video of the Year and asked Swift to come on stage to have a second shot at an acceptance speech.

Prior to his tantrum, Kanye, alongside girlfriend Amber Rose, was photographed on the red carpet swinging a bottle of Hennessy, which was clearly half empty. Photogs also snapped pics of ‘Ye and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz enjoying the cognac. Following his tirade against Swift, Kanye flipped off the audience before taking his seat next to Rose. He was reportedly asked to leave Radio City Music Hall shortly thereafter.

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