Pop singer Beyonce reportedly cried her eyes out after Kanye West rudely disrupted music legend Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards.

The troubled musician shocked everyone when he ran onstage, took the mic out of Taylor’s hand and loudly proclaimed Beyonce “had one of the best videos of all time.”

The audience booed Kanye, whose slow descent into madness began in 2007 when his beloved mom, Donda West died of complications following a liposuction procedure.

According to former MTV boss Van Toffler, Kanye’s rant left Taylor crying inconsolably, and Beyonce was also in tears backstage.

Toffler’s behind-the-scenes perspective gives insight into why Jay Z and Beyonce distanced themselves from Kanye immediately after the awards show.

Toffler recalled the incident during a sit-down interview with Hollywood Reporter magazine.

What is your favorite VMAs story?

“When Kanye walked up onstage with Taylor [Swift] that year, it turned out that Taylor had to go onstage to do her song five minutes later. I ran out of the truck to see that everything was all right, and Taylor and her mom were crying hysterically. I’m not always wonderful with emotions. I didn’t know what to say. Then I went backstage, and Beyonce was crying, too.”

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images





  • Malcom Flex

    Really? I thought they were all in on the scam.

  • AG

    He’s still talking about this? No one cares.

  • EMILY POST

    Taylor Swift what type of music does she copy again?

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    #babybye — these were TEARS OF JOY because she was finally FILLY initiated into the Hollywood occult. https://vigilantcitizen.com/?s=taylor+swift+VMA

  • Idraghoes??

    ANd what? People cry all the time they’re fine

  • n1kk1a

    It was just an initiation ceremony. ?

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    She oughta thank him he brought alot of attention to her & made her super sympathetic figure

  • NaeNay

    Wasn’t this like 10 years ago? Why is anyone still talking about this?

  • dontgetblocked

    Kanye is selfish person. Sorry, but Beyonce loved every moment of it. She was laughing when he did it.

  • Coy little wink

    Slow descent into madness about sums it up…

    I remember the camera panned to Bey in the audience and how stunned she looked so I can believe it ?

  • zawnn

    Taylor Swift was Rihanna… but Kanye was right lol but f MTV

  • dontgetblocked

    She’s a talented singer who had been working at her craft since 2006. She had a huge fan base which is why she won. Taylor Swift is worth nearly 300 million dollars. Beyonce is worth 350 million dollars and she’s been at it for twenty years.

    The only people who didn’t know about Taylor are narrow minded black folks. She was mostly country but had moved towards pop. Her music is good which is why she’s so successful.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Why are they re-frying those beans? There ain’t enough lard in the world!

  • Dahl

    Digging up these old bones can only mean they’re setting Kanye up for a massive fall in 5, 4, 3, 2…

  • casiepriest33

    Poor ye

  • Shanese

    Narrow minded black folks? Or maybe people who just aren’t into her music lol girl bye. Everyone has different taste

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Taylor is horrid.

  • Malcom Flex

    I blocked that idiot.

  • what?why

    I believe this about Beyonce. She seems to be a sensitive, sweet and caring person. Beyonce and Jay always get the bad press, even when they are totally innocent. Taylor should have been crying, that was mean and derogatory of Kimye.

  • what?why

    The innocence of the Carters was never published. Actually they were supposedly behind the scenes of the attack – especially Jay.

  • Phyllis

    “My mother died for this fame ish”

    He said a whole lot right there…

  • Shanese

    So did I. I can’t believe people have that sort of time

  • hottlanta

    According to former MTV boss Van Toffler, Kanye’s rant left Taylor going to the bank to cash them checks inconsolably. She needs to send him a thank you basket because after that everyone knew who she was. She got free press without hiring a marketing team to put her name out there.

  • Malcom Flex

    That person is a combative troll. They don’t post on their own, only to piggyback and cause a ruckus.

  • Phyllis

    Taylor and Amber both need to thank Yeezy.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I mean who cares really? We should be tired of theses celebrities and their drama to propel their career. They have sucked enough of my energy. Lol now we are seeing non famous people from Reality TV making a fool of themselves for money. We have instagram thot( your words not mine ) breaking up high profile marriages. Tsk tsk tsk smh Ima bout to distance myself from the devils work.???

  • Renay Peters

    He isvand SHE SHO DID!!

  • Der GropenFührer

    Other than the hearing impaired very few knew about Kangay until that stunt.

  • hottlanta

    You can get a dozen of roses at Pro Flowers for 19.00 and add 7.00 for the vase. How unappreciative of them.

  • Renay Peters

    Right…so black folk are narrow minded when we dont vibe with the othersides craft…FOH…I GUESS YT MUST BE SLIT MINDED THEN!

  • hottlanta

    Wow it is amazing how these new artist gotta be popping out albums every 3 weeks to stay relevant whereas Frankie Beverly and Maze haven’t had an album in 30 years and can still sell out a stadium. Their music is great, timeless and they never felt the need to crossover to please anyone which is why they are so successful.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Somebody’s camp needs PR to make them out of a victim.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Beyonce cried my behind. She’s always had ppl speaking on her behalf because she’s chicken sh it. The only people she had words for was towards her destiny’s child members.

  • Anunnaki

    May I suggest natgeo t.v. hgtv. Syfy (movies only). Lmn network (movies only…. history channel. Love these channels. #helpful

  • stav

    This tea is from the Boston tea Party, ancient ! Really? Please come better than this 250 yr old oolong tea!

  • Judi Lauren

    Yep. He already knew she was the sacrifice.

  • Phyllis

    Awwww!!!! Poor Little Millionaires?

  • A D N

    Why did Beyoncé cry? That was her time to show strength. Or maybe she felt what Kanye ranted lol and used that time to act sad for Taylor.

  • McKay

    ??

  • McKay

    Kangay??? Is he bisexual?

  • Shanese

    How much do you want to bet it’s white man or woman who comes to express their bigotry behind a black profile? I can’t believe people still do that in 2017. That or it’s a coon. An unemployed, coon who makes it their duty to fulfill that useless purpose every other time I come across an article on here

  • LibraGirlonly

    I was joking around tho but yes I love me some lifetime. I usually go to u tube listen to The conscious community too.

  • Anunnaki

    Oh…lol last time I was on there they were bickering with each other. You have some good ones in mind that have not kooned out for money

  • Phyllis

    A South Park episode labeled him as a “gay fish”,but I have never believed that .

  • Benjamin

    Exactly. That cesspool irritates my soul.

  • Pamela

    Me too. Waste of time.

  • thaye

    Lol…..slit minded

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If they lost their minds over an interrupted speech, can you imagine what they would do if they had to face real problems? It sounds like Kanye isn’t the only unbalanced fool in this story.

  • LibraGirlonly

    You have to be careful with the history channel because they will never tell the truth about us and shows like Ancient Aliens, or anything that has to do with Ancient or Indigenous people they will whitewash it. I think we all should know that when they show Jesus and the Madonna and child as white they are lying. But real truth Jesus is for them because the real son is named Yahusha.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m listening to MrBlowsyourmind right know. He has several videos and I started with Negroland part one and that one goes to part five. He breaks down Noah’s sons and the curse that was put on Shem and how we are suffering from that curse. It’s very informative and he shows proof so you can research it yourself. I wanted to know why everyone is up in arms about the book of revelations.

  • Messenger

    What??? That name is NOT in the Bible… I am not even going to entertain such foolishness.
    Good day to you.

  • Messenger

    Sandra I guess you are too into the British election to fool with us huh? This is truly a throwback!

  • Faithz

    Kanye should be ashamed of himself, for
    doing that. Wtf is wrong with him.

  • Faithz

    Exactly.

  • Faithz

    Yea, I don’t believe West in gay
    I never believed that, just saying.

  • E Jai

    My thoughts exactly!

  • Faithz

    Nothing but the truth.

  • Faithz

    You are right about that.

  • Faithz

    You are right about that!

  • Faithz

    Ain’t that the truth.

  • Di Ana

    I still and will always luv me some Kanye.

  • Mrs. ??????????
  • Ni Ni

    But did Beyonce cry when she snubbed Ledisi that time tho???
    ?<—Blackfist

  • Faithz

    Aint that the truth, that was so sh!!!y of Beyonce to do
    and she did it like nothing was wrong with it, and nobody
    said iiiit about it. Bey has did so much dirt, her and her papa and Company trashing and ending others careers, just so she can be on top. Her day will come.

  • Faithz

    Yea I like West as well. I talk about him but
    he’s a okay fellow, to me.

  • Faithz

    Throwback are not so bad, to me though!

  • Faithz

    Beyonce , Taylor with all their $$$$
    their outfits look like they came from the Neighborhood
    Thrift store, and their hair look like crap, just saying.

  • Salomon

    Something is mentally wrong with Kanye.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    What Kanye need is JESUS!

  • MsPam

    Did y’all read about daddy Matthew talking about Beyoncé not being a great public speaker?! He will never see those twins as long as he lives.?????

  • MsPam

    Did y’all read about daddy Matthew talking about Beyoncé not being a great public speaker?! He will never see those twins as long as he lives.?????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Speaking of Kanye, can we talk about amber? Y’all seen the pic?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Shameless tramp.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yup disgusting

  • Tena

    He told no lies. I don’t think he said anything that folks didn’t already know. She is not a horrible speaker, but I think her shyness makes it a little awkward for her.

  • what?why

    Whoa – he was giving a lecture to students and using his daughters as examples – simply their strengths & weaknesses. No big deal – we all have them, no one is perfect.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Who still cares about this??

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Can you imagine one of your parents posting nude pictures online?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I don’t want to think about it. Don’t make me vomit

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Truth and she did that. I lost a lil respect. Beyoncé had no biz singing no Mahaila Jackson song. She should have stepped aside

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yup!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    She won the award y would Beyoncé cry?? #faketears

  • monique

    Taylor is a music legend? I can’t oucture Beyonce crying about this, in shock and disbelief yes, but crying?

  • AQUEEN

    This is so true! I saw them in concert this weekend and they were incredible! I was amazed at the fan base they have off albums that are over 30 years old.

  • Ni Ni

    It was pitiful…

  • Ni Ni

    You got that right!

  • Shira Harding-James

    It was pretty! At least we know the curtains doesn’t match the drapes

  • BloodBlood

    Who cares?!

  • Tea??

    This is old news but I don’t think it’s true. Jay z and Kanye West made a whole album after the Taylor thing. I believe what made them distance themselves from kanye is his wife.

  • Tlowe89

    Why is this news still

  • Coy little wink

    I thought it was dope ?

    she had carpet instead of wood floors ?

  • Mel

    Puhlease ole hunch back swift fan base sky rocketed after ye ran up on stage and snatched that mic out her hand. She was on the front page of every dam paper the talk of every news outlet. It helped solidify her place in the music bidness. That was the year he was feeling up on Amber on the red carpet with a bottle of Henny in his hand lmao outta control.

  • nick c

    What make you think Jay Z care about Beyonce probably getting served by Rihanna while in the studio with ye.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I blame Kanye for giving us Amber Rose. He should have left her under whatever rock he found her.

  • lQueenNefertiti

    Omg this is so not news..must be a slow day at the office..

  • Pamela

    SN. Everyday I wake up hopeful. Hopeful I will hear that Trump is gone. That he chocked on his own vomit or he had an aneurysm. I hate this man so much I want him gone.

  • Faithz

    Thanks

  • Howard Alum ?

    I agree and have you noticed that Kelly doesn’t hang with Kim anymore? I bet Beyonce stopped that friendship train!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    For those that say Taylor got her start from Kanye … Please do your research … This chick fan base so damn huge…. But many Blacks have no clue about how Taylor has been selling … This chick is by far one of the top selling artist out today… Please do your research …. Sold more than Kanye and Bey …. and why the fawk is this old shyt a story … Don’t nobody care…. Taylor azz winning…

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    YES ITS DEAL BIG , SHE IS ON CONTRACT WITH HOLLYWOOD AGENCY CAA…..COMMERCIALS, TV, MOVIES, TALENT SHOW GUEST HOSTING GIGS

    SHE HAS A BRAND, AND OTHER BRANDS MAY WANT TO USE HER AS A SPOKESPERSON IN ADDITION

    STOP THE PR DEFLECTION IT IS A VERY BIG DEAL, HE KNOWS HER BEST, NO BETTER SOURCE!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Retro is back…. Lol real men like a little fuzz anyways … Who wants to fawk a baby looka like puzzay …. Well the men I fugg with aren’t into bald smooth baby snatches… to each is own…. besides hair in the pubic area is for safety if women only knew…

  • Coy little wink

    Exactly!

    Is that Yuna in your gravi ?

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Taylor is wildly popular in HER fan base which is country and now pop. She successfully crossed over even after Kanye went on stage and acted foolish and unprofessional . This is news because a former MTV executive wrote a book and is spilling tea. I think Kanye has obviously gotten more and more erratic up to his breakdown. Not a Beyoncé or Taylor fan to tell the truth but that was embarrassing to me. Now Kanye could have been put up to it but Taylor did not know about that mess she was newer in the game. She is good though , Tay Tay learned to be petty and a mean girl so she toughened up…

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    She sure is …. she is a little Petty too! Sorry but not sorry I like a little petty!! ?? She also uses her music to voice her opinions and feelings which is a better way then lashing out at folks . Low key shade but she is getting PAID!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yassss ??

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. 27 years old and worth something like $300 million. Can’t help but respect that. I’m not a fan, but she must be doing something right.

  • Salomon

    Something is mentally wrong with Kanye. But I am going to focus on the good things. https://tinyurl.com/entersee

  • kekeb

    I’m sorry, but how does this matter in 2017? I didn’t care enough to read the write up. We all know Kanye is troubled

  • Anunnaki

    I aware of all this, it just entertainment. thanks tho

  • Jussjess25

    Sandra really ??? This musta been a space filler cause you know dam welll we dont care about this ??. Wow smh

  • tt

    the whole debacle was “staged”

  • tynamight

    Why is Sandra pulling this ole lame, dried up story from the deadt?

  • tynamight

    Eggzackly!

  • Owww76

    She is a horrible speaker, every sentence starts with “And Umm” Her diction isn’t the greatest at all.

  • TawnyDelux

    who gives a shit

  • toni walker

    Taylor has won Album of the year twice and sold 1 Million copies the first week of 1989. Something Beyonce has never done. She has fans across the board you have famous Black guys going to get concerts. Taylor is also a songwriter she can make a hit record Taylor is becoming a legend she has stats to back it up!

  • Shira Harding-James

    The pole, but I like her though

  • Shira Harding-James

    Not even hot!

  • Shira Harding-James

    When?!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh never mind, I remember when this happened. Love me some ledisi, I was mad with Beyoncé for this

  • Shira Harding-James

    I don’t doubt eventually she will be one….like Stevie Mack and cher Celine Dion….but she isn’t there yet

  • Shira Harding-James

    OMG LOL

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh no!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I love Beyoncé but it isn’t her shyness, she sounds dumb to me when she speaks….which I by far know she isn’t, it’s just the way she dictates her words is all.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Beyonce sounds very uneducated.

  • sunni_daze

    One cried tears of embarrassment they other cried fromlaughing so hard.

  • Psychic Lulu

    And now he rarely speaks ?

  • stav

    Frozen!