Taylor Lautner returns to the 2009 Video Music Awards The Twilight the star remembered the night of that girl at the time Taylor SwiftThe award win was overshadowed Kanye West.
Not only did Lautner, 30, revisit the incident — he also expressed regret for his initial reaction. During Wednesday, February 1, the episode of his “The Squeeze” podcast, wife Taylor Dome asked him what career moment he would choose to relive.
“Probably the 2009 VMAs when I presented the award to Taylor,” Valentine’s Day the actor replied. “[I] he wasn’t aware that the Kanye thing wasn’t a skit.”
During the awards ceremony in September 2009, Lautner was tasked with presenting the award for Best Female Video. He announced that Swift, now 33, had won the coveted honor for her “You Belong With Me” music video. As it is Valentine’s Day actress – who Lautner dated between August and December 2009 – began her speech, only to be interrupted when West, now 45, rushed the stage.
“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’m going to let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time [with ‘Single Ladies’]! One of the best videos of all time,” said designer Yeezy, grabbing the mic.
West shrugged before handing the mic back to the country star. Swift and Beyoncé, now 41, were stunned. The “Drunk in Love” singer was even seen uttering “Oh my God” during the outburst. (Beyoncé later urged Swift to “have her moment” and finish her speech after “Single Ladies” won video of the year.)
“Yes [we had just gone public with our relationship] and I gave her the award, so I gave her the award [and] I took five steps back and was standing five feet behind her,” Lautner recalled of his wife, whom he married in November 2022, on Wednesday’s episode of the podcast. “In the middle of his acceptance speech, Kanye jumps on stage.”
He continued, “I can barely hear. I can’t see them. I’m just assuming this whole thing was a rehearsed and rehearsed skit, because why else would Kanye West jump on stage, interrupting Taylor Swift? It just didn’t make sense.”
Dome, who joked that she was “dead” because her spouse addressed the infamous awards show feud during their podcast together, agreed with Lautner’s immediate reaction.
“He jumped, she finished [and] as soon as she turned and I saw her face for the first time, I thought, ‘Oh. No, that wasn’t good Kidnapping added star.
The “Stronger” rapper later apologized for his actions directly to Swift.
“Kanye called me and was very sincere in his apology, and I accepted that apology,” the “Anti-Hero” singer said. ABC Radio later that year. “The support I got from other artists and from fans, and so many people standing up for me, that’s what got me to a place where I could accept that apology. And I’m just very grateful that everyone has shown me so much love.”
When Swift let her go Speak now A year later, “Innocent” was rumored to be written about the incident and subsequent apology, although the Pennsylvania native has never publicly confirmed it.
The “Caroline” singer and West later reignited their feud in 2016. That February, the Chicago native rapped on his song “Famous” that he “made that bitch famous” and featured a Swift lookalike in the music video.