NEW YORK - Taylor Swift was relishing her unlikely win of best female video at the MTV Video Music Awards. The 19-year-old knew that the network doesn't exactly make a habit out of giving their moonman trophies to country music stars.
"I was standing on the stage and I was really excited because I had just won the award," Swift said after Sunday's show at R More..adio City Music Hall. "And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on the stage. And then I wasn't so excited anymore after that."
Taking the microphone, the rapper protested Swift's selection and announced that Beyonce, also nominated, should have won because her "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)" was "one of the best videos of all time."
As he had numerous times before, West made sure an awards show spotlight shone on him.
A stunned Swift staggered and didn't get to finish her acceptance speech. The crowd
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