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Kanye West Once Again Addresses Taylor Swift VMA Incident


ABC/Fred Lee; ABC/Randy HolmesSeems like Kanye West is still fired up about Taylor Swift. During the rapper’s concert in the Philippines over the weekend, he once again addressed that time he interrupted Taylor at the 2009 MTV VMAs.

After performing his track “Famous,” in which he takes credit for Taylor’s success, Kanye tells the crowd, “This is the song that broke the writer’s block for me, because it’s something I wanted to say so bad that they told me I couldn’t say.”

He says the night he stormed the stage at the VMAs was “the beginning of the end of my life,” and says it’s the reason why his 2009 joint tour with Lady Gaga was cancelled. While Kanye doesn’t mention the VMAs or Taylor by name, he assumes the audience understands, saying, “You know what night I’m talking about.”

He goes on to defend his actions, saying he “just said what everybody else was thinking” when he interrupted Taylor to say Beyonce was more deserving of the Best Female Video award.

Kanye continued his on-stage rant, “So if I get in trouble for saying the truth, what’s being said the rest of the time? And I had to fight every day of my life, with the whole world turned against me, for saying out loud what everyone else felt. But that’s the job of an artist, of a true artist: not to be controlled by their finances, not to be controlled by perceptions, but only to be controlled by their truth.”

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