Jay-z Upset With West Over Swift ProtestBy WENN
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
JAY-Z scolded KANYE WEST for his rude behaviour at this year’s (09) MTV Video Music Awards after the rapper stormed the stage and interrupted TAYLOR SWIFT’s acceptance speech.
The teenage country singer had just won her first VMA, for Best Female Video, when West grabbed the microphone from her and proclaimed Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce should have won.
The protest, at the 13 September (09) prizegiving, left Swift speechless and “rattled” and Beyonce, who was seated in the front row embarrassed.
Fellow celebrities jumped to Swift’s defence and launched scathing attacks on West - and Jay-Z reveals he was one of them.
He says, “I just think that that’s what he believed. I thought it was rude, I thought it was inappropriate and I told him as much.”
However, the Run This Town hitmaker admits he would have preferred to see his wife Beyonce pick up the award too.
Jay-Z adds, “I don’t think he was wrong.”
But the rap mogul is keen for the controversy to go away, insisting the backlash against his pal wasn’t justified.
He says, “The way they’re treating him… He’s on the cover of every paper. He didn’t kill anybody. No one got harmed. (He’s just) a super passionate person.”