Taylor Swift’s first MTV Video Music Awards win was one to remember.
The country cutie picked up her first Moonman on Sunday night for Best Female Video for “You Belong To Me,” but didn’t have the chance to finish her speech thanks to Kanye West, who took the stage to interrupt her.
“Thank you so much! I always dreamed about what it would be like to maybe win one of these some day but I never actually thought it would happen,” Taylor said as she accepted the award, choking up. “I sing country music so thank you so much for giving me the chance to win a VMA award.”
But before she could continue, Kanye took the stage to praise one of her competitors, Beyonce, who was nominated for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).”
“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’m [going to] let you finish — but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time,” Kanye said, earning the boos of the crowd as Beyonce looked shocked in the audience.
A source on the scene told Access Hollywood on Sunday night that the rapper, who was photographed on the red carpet with girlfriend Amber Rose earlier in the evening, was kicked out of the ceremony shortly thereafter.
And Taylor didn’t just earn support from the crowd.
Singer P!nk, also a nominee for Best Female Video and who was spotted smiling when Taylor took the stage, Tweeted, “Kanye west is the biggest piece of s*** on earth. Quote me… My heart goes out to taylor swift. She is a sweet and talented girl and deserved her moment. She should know we all love her.”
A number of stars took to their Twitter pages to support Taylor, including Spencer Pratt, who Tweeted, “Pray for Taylor Swift!!! @heidimontag is so upset about evil kanye that she is about to cry for Taylor Swift!”
Former MTV VJ Carson Daly took Taylor’s side as well.
“Moments in my days were caused by alcohol not ego. Thy were harmless fun. Taylor’s a real pro,” he Tweeted. “Whatta bully move.”
It wasn’t Kanye’s first blow-up at an MTV event. At the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2006, he ambushed the stage after losing to Justice and Simian’s “We Are Your Friends” in the Best Video category.