It’s a moment in MTV Video Music Awards history that pop culture fans will never, ever forget.
Back in 2009, moments after Taylor Swift took to the stage to accept her award for Best Female Video, Kanye West decided to voice his disappointment at the end result. “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’m going to let you finish,” he shared after interrupting her on stage. “But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”
It had viewers around the world shouting at their TVs: “What just happened?!”
But more ten years after the pop culture moment, fans got a new perspective into the unscripted moment nobody saw coming. In August 2019, Billboard chatted with journalists, MTV writers, producers, correspondents and executives to find out what really happened at Radio City Musical Hall. The revelations may just surprise you. Keep scrolling to find out what really went down.