Kanye West to Return to the VMAs

Kanye West to Return to the VMAs

Published August 11, 2010

Kanye West will reportedly return to the MTV Video Music Awards this September. A source told US Magazine Yeezy had been tapped to perform on the big show come September 12.

Reps for ‘Ye and the network had no comment. West premiered his new video, which he described as a “moving painting,” for his “Power” single on MTV last Thursday. The Louis Vuitton Don's appearance will come roughly a year after he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech after she beat Beyonce for Best Female Video. “Taylor, I'mma let you finish, “ he famously said. “I'm really happy for you, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time."

The incident didn’t mark Kanye’s first VMA controversy.  Furious that he didn’t open the 2007 VMAs over Britney Spears, West threw a tantrum backstage during the show. The incident was caught on tape. “Give a Black man a chance, man,” West yelled. “F**k MTV! Tell them what the f**k I said. I’m never coming back to MTV. Y’all find Britney, get Britney.” West closed the VMAs by premiering “Love Lockdown” the following year.

An outraged Kanye crashed the MTV Europe Music Awards back in 2006 when he lost Best Video to French electro group, Justice. “This video cost a million dollars, fam,” West told the members of Justice on stage. “I had Pam Anderson. I’m jumping across canyons and sh*t. If I don’t win, the award the show loses credibility. I appreciate it, fam. It’s nothing against you, I’ve never seen your video, but hell nah, man.”

As previously reported, Lady Gaga leads the VMA pack with 13 nominations. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards are scheduled to air September 12 at 9 p.m.


Written by Carl Chery, BET.com Staff


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