By this stage, I suspect even my grandad has seen the clip of rapper Kanye West storming the stage at the VMA's to declare Beyonce the rightful owner of country star Taylor Swift's award for 'Best Female Video'. I was only vaguely familiar with Swift's work but I think the footage of her standing forlorn on the stage after Kanye says his piece, looking at her award and knowing her big moment had been forever tainted, is slightly heartbreaking.
The reaction to the episode has been nothing short of hysterical, with President Obama being the latest to wade in on the subject. In fairness to Kanye, Beyonce's video was superior and he was somewhat vindicated when she took home the gong for 'Best Overall Video'. Of course, this does not excuse the fact that he is an egotistical, self-righteous eejit but, lighten up y'all. It's just a moon man.
Personally, I hope Taylor, Beyonce and Kanye can come to some sort of resolution after all the hullabaloo and maybe they could even collaborate musically to show that there's no hard feelings? In the meantime, we can make do with this lovely mash-up featuring their collective talents:
Kanye West, Beyonce & Taylor Swift - Single, Heartless & Wild: