Eminem & T.I. Pop, Kanye Flops at MTV VMAs

Hip-Hop showed up in full force at Sunday night’s 2009 MTV VMAs with big wins by rap heavyweights Eminen and T.I., super star performances by both veteran Jay-Z and newcomer Wale, and of course a notable outburst by the notoriously outspoken Kanye West.

Early in the show, West interrupted an acceptance speech by pop singer Taylor Swift after she won a moonman for Best Female Video. Hijacking the microphone from Swift, Ye told the crowd that Beyonce had “one of the best videos of all time,” causing angry audience members to boo the Chi-Town rapper.

Although West was nominated for several awards for his “Love Lockdown” video, he was unseen for the remainder of the night. T.I.’s Live Your Life” clip beat out the Louis Vuitton Don in the Best Male Video category and Eminem’s “We Made You” took home the trophy for Best Hip-Hop Video. Em, who also appeared in several skits with comedian Tracy Morgan throughout the show, thanked the fans for sticking with him over his five-year absence and dedicated the win to his late friend and fellow D12 partner-in-rhyme, Proof.

Throughout the night, Washington, D.C. MC Wale headed the ceremony’s house band, performing some of the year’s biggest hits as well as songs from his own highly anticipated major label debut, Attention: Deficit. The XXL Freshman alumnus also backed fellow classmate Kid Cudi as they performed the Cleveland rapper’s new single, “Make Her Say.”

Closing out the show was Brooklyn legend Jay-Z as he ran through “Empire State of Mind,” his duet with Alicia Keys from The Blueprint 3. Hov donned his signature Yankee cap as he payed homage to his New York hometown with Keys in tow singing the chorus.

For a full list of winners, visit mtv.com. –Elan Mancini

  • E.6

    Jay seemed outta breath Lady Gaga 1 crazy mama
    Alicia was stunning

  • JECarter

    Damn Kanye! I kinda knew something was going to go down when he came up in the set with a bottle of Henny! Oh well, I bet will blow over in two weeks!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hanionline Rami416

    hahahahahah, Kanye!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    Ye’ looked like a asshole.

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    Kanye..what a fucking douche

  • yuppy guppy

    i agree wit kanye.
    taylor sucks. beyonce betta and fina
    this years vmas were hella funny lol

  • creeper530

    kanye is the realest!!! He just picked a really bad time to say what he said.

  • ty

    kanye sucks… i mad i didnt see the whole thing tho…

  • gbx9134

    jay’s voice was done after he was done G checkin kanye in da back, jay and bey are to grown for dat stupid shit. rep da roc as a grown man

  • Jstylez

    keep telling people this dude kanye is a cornball…like a damn chick fo real..im suprise him and taylor swift didnt start pulling each others hair,,,fag

  • IdleHandz

    Man Whut The Hell Was kanye Thinkin When He Did dat Shit

  • G-bo

    Kanye wants attention! in ma point of view thats a bitch move, I dont giv a damn how dope his ryhmes is or how dope his production is he always bitchin in these awards!

  • Teddy

    kanye = when keeping it real goes wrong

  • G-bo

    Oh I forgot, EM IS BACK,the renegade is BACK!

  • 3G’zUp

    FUCK KRYEN WEST, DAT LIL BITCH KEEPS BITCHN LIKE ALWAYZ IN EVERY AWARD SHOW.

    ID LIKE TO SEE HIS AZZ GET KNOCKED OUT AND CAUGHT ON VIDEO SO DA WORLD CAN SEE WHAT KIND OF A FRUITCAKE HE REALLY IS

  • latino heat

    WTF! was Lil Mama drunk or some shit? why the hell did her little ugly ass jump on stage with Jaz-Z and Alicia Keys?

  • Anotha Gangsta

    Leave Kanye alone. He’s the best musician ever. Taylor Swift is a squinted eyed nobody. She’s a stupid country singer. lmfao! Hip Hop is real music.

    • Jon Dog

      Hip hop is real, Kanye ain’t fuckin’ hip hop man. Kanye’s a discrase to hip hop, doin’ that shit on September 13th, of all days. FUCK KANYE WEST!!!!! Dude needs to grow the fuck up.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Kanye let his estrogen get the best of him. That shit doesn’t mix well with dark liquor.

    I guess he figured instead of getting homotional on Twitter, he’d run on stage, show his femininity live, & let folks do the typing for him, like on his blog.

    Really though, dude could’ve let home girl have her moment. Even if he was right, that was a low class move, something I’d expect from Gucci Mane or Charles Hamilton.

    Douche nozzle ass nigga…

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      At least Beyonce has some class and ended the show on a high note by bringing Taylor back out. Classy move.

    • NAWLEDGE

      Full cosign Grands & Pierzy.

      That shit was completely uncalled for.

      I was listening to Steve Harvey morning show and they said something profound. I don’t think Ye has dealt with any of his problems yet. His car accident, his mother’s death, his unprecedented rise to fame, I believe he was also divorced.

      He hasn’t had any counseling or anyone to talk to about these issues. Plus, he has a god complex. With all the success and everyone telling him that he’s a genius and he’s the man, he feels like he can do no wrong. He has a false sense of superiority, and that his opinion matters even when it’s not his moment. It wasn’t always like that though.

      Damn, WTF happened to Kanye? What happened to All Falls Down? What happened to Jesus Walks? What happened to Crack Music? What happened to Hey Mama?

      WTF HAPPENED TO KANYE??

  • Ya Boy

    U know he was right though? Taylor Swifts garbage!

    • Enlightened

      Naw, that nigga wasn’t right.

      “Single Ladies” is not one of the fuckin best videos of all time.

      I’ve never even heard an of Taylor Swift’s music so I can’t comment, but that gay ass nigga need to hibernate somewhere for a few years and get his thoughts together.

  • creeper530

    Oh yeah, Lil mama looked stupid next to jay. By The Way. WTF is a Lil mama any way? Quote of the night “your T-paining right now” Jay-Z LOL

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      Lil Mama is Bow Wow in drag.

      • http://XXLmag.com PerfectPoints357

        LOL you a fool fa that Grands

  • won1

    ^^HAHAHA!!!

    ..aint ever think about it till u typed that

  • Decker

    Kanye West acted like a bully 2 a female teenager.Even if he’s not into country music,his actions were a total disgrace.Beyonce earned my respect with what she did at d end.She’s a true lady!!!Lil Mama was another crazy one,What was she thinking?I like how Jay acted,he didn’t embarass her.

  • stoneyisland

    Kanye West is a douche bag of epic proportions. He is obivously struggling with his homosexuality and feels like he needs to be the center of the universe. He is and always will be a Gay-Fish………………..I’m glad I didnt watch this BS awrad show, I stop watching MTV when they ended Yo! MTV raps, FUCK MTV

    • Enlightened

      Co-sign all of that

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Something tells me that, with his NSFW mentality, Kanye was trying to get some payback for the Joe Wilson fiasco.

  • latino heat

    @ Grand$

    what was the “Joe Wilson fiasco”?

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      Whaddup Heat?!

      Joe Wilson – that Republican who called Pres. Obama a liar during that address.

      You know Kanye thinks he’s a political lobbyist….& has to defend Black people’s respect in public.

  • Richie

    Kanye will become the new MJ, he’s an amazing artist but some of the stuff he has done is off the rail’s.

    No excuse for alcohol, Mr.West

  • caino

    l think most people now realize that Ye does eat fish sticks!!

    Dude needs to keep his opinions to the red capret, not take over some poor 18yr old girls shine and scare the hell out of her! (funny as hell tho)

    clearly Ye struggles to handle his liquer

  • Nehemiah

    Now I know for sure that MTV is racist! They probably gonna use this BS as angry black male messes up poor american sweetheart white girl. LOL I aint fuck with MTV since they took YO! MTV Raps off the air! Bring da real HIP HOP back u bastards Sucker Free only shows Suckas wtf. LOL

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      You should check out the cable channel MTV Jams. It’s non-stop Hip-Hop & R&B videos 24/7.

  • fatDAN

    What the fucks is wrong with you guys. How can people be mad at him for only telling the truth. Yeah he’s a fucking psycho, but who else gets the opportunity to set shit straight when it’s obvious that MTV doesn’t know shit about videos. I mean come on!!!! Have you seen that Beyonce video. Oh yeah, someone needs to fuck up lil mama for fucking up a good performance by Alicia Keys and Jay Camel. If it wasn’t Kanye, who would make these award shows worth watching.

    • http://xxlmag.com the brown

      Yo! Jay Camel? Haaaaaaaaaaa! that’s the funniest shit! Beyonce’ is the shiz, and “Single Ladies” is some real grope myself eye-candy. Ye’ was wrong, period. Fuck MTV.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM IAMHIPHOP

    YO!IS IT ME OR WAS ALICIA KEYS LOOKING THICK,SEXY AN FINE AS HELL.STRAIGHT UP I THINK ALICIA KEYS IS ONE OF THE MOST BADDEST FEMALES EVER.I WOULD EVEN SAY SHE LOOKS BETTER THAN HALLE BERRY.I LOVE MY WIFE AN I HOPE SHE NEVER READS THIS BLOG BUT DAM ALICIA KEYS IS FINE.SWISS BEATS BETTER NOT BLOW THAT.ALICIA KEYS IS SO FINE I COULD JUST BE FRIENDS WITH HER AN LOOK GOOD.SHE WOULD LOOK GOOD FOR BOTH OF US.SHE IS TRULY A DIME PIECE. A 10.FLAWLESS. PEACE!!!

  • ?

    lil mama is a birrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd!!! how could she!! groupy azz chicken head from bk needz to know dat she’z jus a d-lista!!!! hov shoul’dve kik her off stage!! lol

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    my fav. (& only part of the show i watched) was Jay-Z & Alicia Keys performance. KILLED IT!!! & that was my first time hearing the Empire State track, i love that shit.

    co-sign IAMHIPHOP. Alicia Keys = definite wifey material.

  • NAPTOWN NUISANCE

    i guess im the only one in this. thinkin that jay-z’s performance sucked.i think he is really over rated.he is a damn good rapper but his hey day is long gone.he gets way more attention than he deserves people treat him like he is the god of rap.his performance was weak.the beat sucked and to me alicia keys and jay-z didnt work well together in that song.to me it just seemed there wasnt a good chemistry.the theme of the song was cool.but thats about it.AS FOR KANYE what a whiny little disrespectful bitch.he would have shit bricks if that happened to him.god forbid he did that to eminem when eminem won the award over him.it would have ended his career.em would have shredded his ass.BIG UPS TO beyonce for havin some class.whether you like taylor swift or not,the chick was havin her first moment in the buisiness and some arrogant overrated cry baby had to go ruin it for her.he was prolly mad he wasnt the one with a performance in the streets.

  • NAPTOWN NUISANCE

    not to mention notice why is it that jay-z gets all this love but never wins an award.after all these years.maybe its just me but obviously the industry notices also that he is overrated.
    oh and wale and kid cudi sucked.whats with all these tight pant wearin talentless rappers comin out lately.that goes for drake too.over rated. i think the recording industry is doomed if music keeps goin in this direction.like eminem said a few years back,hip hop is in a state of 911

  • DUDE

    I AGREE WITH KANYE…MTV DOESNT EVEN PLAY VIDEOS THAT MUCH ANYMORE THEY NEED 2 HAVE A REALITY SHOW AWARDS….

  • NAPTOWN NUISANCE

    anyone who agrees with kanye needs their head checked.simple as that.

  • Jericho

    The whole thing was definitely scripted. Probably to blind people to the fact that MTV doesn’t even show videos anymore but still hosts a Video Music Awards.

  • Escobar9300

    Really classless act by Kanye West. I agree with dude above asking where the hell the old Kanye went. 2009 Kanye West is an asshole and a drama queen. Its getting easier and easier to dislike Kanye when he does shit like this.

  • Young History in the Making

    i aint surprised that kanye did that…he done it before cuz he didnt get “best new artist” at some award show back when he first dropped college dropout….he even said on the track “barry bonds” i been a very good sport, havent i this year..

  • http://www.mindofq.com Q-Bot

    I don’t get why MTV STILL cut her off after Ye’s outburst, you’re telling me they couldn’t have stopped that video for a few more seconds to let her have a moment? Good thing Beyonce stepped in for them.

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  • Brooklyn

    man, the way kanye went on you’d think he was fucking beyonce or something, if anybody caught feelings about her not winning it should have been jay. see, some niggas just can’t hold their liquor

  • IndyKid

    co-sign Teddy:

    Kanye = When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong

  • The Last Hope

    Ye a bitch period. deserves to get his ass knocked the fuck out. even his behavior before the vmas was fucked up.

  • 92FS

    Didn’t see the show. Don’t care at all for channels like MTV or BET since all they show is bullshit. Kanye was foul for that though. I mean, I don’t know Taylor Swift, heard her name a few times, but that’s all. I haven’t even see the Beyonce video, because I lost all interest in music videos (yes that’s how depressing music is these days for me, maybe I should watch her video though, her ass might cheer me up) even if girl’s video/song wasn’t that good, still she only like what..18/19 years old? Let her have her little moment of glory, damn.

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  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    Kanye never wins at the VMAs, dude’s won awards literally everywhere else except for the VMAs. Honestly I’m confused on why he keeps going, or better yet why MTV keeps inviting him.

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