Taylor Swift and Kanye West proved they’ve buried the hatchet at the VMAs on Aug. 30, but the rapper couldn’t help but poke fun at their former feud during the show. He even pretended to be sleeping while Tay accepted an award — and the video is HILARIOUS!
Kanye West, 38, was totally unimpressed with Taylor Swift’s 2015 Video Music Awards acceptance speech. The 25-year-old singer accepted the Moonman for Best Female Video at the Aug. 30 awards show, and Yeezy used the opportunity to take a quick nap on Kim Kardashian’s shoulder. Don’t worry, guys — he was totally joking. But you have to see the funny video! To hear more about Taylor Swift, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
The VMAs were a HUGE night for Kanye, but even before he took the stage for his epic Vanguard Award speech, the 38-year-old was causing controversy! We’ll never forget the moment the rapper stormed the stage during Tay’s 2009 acceptance speech, and in an ode to that memorable moment, ‘Ye pretended to shade his now-friend once again.
Taylor won Female Video of the Year for “Blank Space” at the 2015 show, and while she was giving her thanks on stage, Kanye pretended to take a little nap in his seat. The 38-year-old cuddled up to his wife, smiling as he closed his eyes and rested his head on her shoulder. And that was AFTER he got up out of his seat, acting like he was going to run on stage for a second time during one of Taylor’s big moments. LOL!
We learned at the 2015 Grammy Awards that Kanye and Taylor had ended their feud, but they REALLY proved it at the VMAs — because the “Bad Blood” singer is the one who presented her former nemesis with his award! She even joked about the 2009 incident in her presentation.
“I first met Kanye West six years ago…at this show, actually!” she joked. “Since then, we’ve had a lot of time to talk about a lot of different things. It seemed like everyone in the world knew about our infamous encounter at the VMAs, but something that you may not know, is that Kanye West’s album, College Dropout, was the very first album my brother and I bought on iTunes when I was 12 years old. Many of you may not remember that Kanye wrote and recorded his first single with his jaw wired shut after a car accident. Or how he spent years studying the craft and art of fashion and even learned to sew before launching his very own line, which has been wildly successful. I have been a fan of his since I can remember because Kanye defines what it is to be a creative force in music, fashion and, well, life. So I guess I have to say to all the other winners tonight: I’m really happy for you, and i’mma let you finish, but Kanye West had one of the greatest careers of all time!”
After that, Kanye took the stage to give a long-winded, ranting speech. We’re still not quite sure what he was talking about, but one thing EVERYONE will remember is this: He announced he’ll be running for president in 2020. Get ready, Washington!
HollywoodLifers: What do you think of Kanye pretending to nap during Taylor’s acceptance speech?