Taylor Swift’s Ex-BF Taylor Lautner Thought Kanye West VMAs Moment Was A “Skit”
In 2009, a Hollywood romance was taking over pop culture, but it was Kanye West who would dominate headlines. That year, Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner were the new “it” couple. The Pop star and her Twilight icon boyfriend were photographed by the paparazzi as they attempted to keep their relationship under wraps. However, that year, they attempted the MTV Video Music Awards together, where an infamous moment with West would take place.
We all remember when Swift won Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me.” It was then that West stormed the stage, took the microphone, and declared Beyoncé deserved that award. Lautner recalls presenting the triphy to his then-girlfriend and watching Ye unravel up close and personal.
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Lautner was a guest on his wife’s podcast when he was asked where he would go if he could travel back in time. He chose the 2009 VMAs and admitted he was “unaware that the Kanye thing was not a skit.” He said he gave Swift the award, “took five steps back,” and was only “five feet behind her.”
“In the middle of her giving her thank you speech, Kanye jumps up onto the stage,” he said. “I could barely hear it. I can’t see them. I’m just assuming this whole thing was a practiced and rehearsed skit because why else would Kanye West be jumping on the stage interrupting Taylor Swift? It just didn’t make sense.”
“If you look back at it, I’m actually caught laughing and, like, giggling at it. I’m like, ‘I can’t hear them, but this is probably really funny right now,’” Lautner also stated. “He jumped off. She finished. The second she turned back around and I saw her face for the first time, I was like, ‘Oh. No. …That wasn’t good.’”
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Lautner may have missed his opportunity to defend Swift, but it was rumored that singer Pink was heated about the encounter. She was said to have put West in his place and was “very upset” with his actions. In 2015, West and Swift buried the hatchet and hugged it out. However, after he dropped “Famous” with a line about making “that b*tch famous,” the rift was reignited.