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MTV Video Music Awards 2009

  • Taylor Swift Isn't Done Making 'I'mma Let You Finish' Jokes

    She teases Kanye West in a note to tourmate Ed Sheeran

    • Music
  • Taylor Swift Recounts Kanye West VMAs Incident on "The View"

    Two days after becoming the victim of Kanye West's stage intrusion at the MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift appeared on today's episode of The View to talk about what was going through her mind as Kanye hijacked her acceptance speech for Best Female Video. "I think my overall thought process went something like: 'Wow, […]

    • Music
  • Kanye West Calls His Taylor Swift VMAs Outburst "Rude" on "Leno"

    Since Jay Leno announced the first-ever musical guest on his new The Jay Leno Show would be Jay-Z with Rihanna and Kanye West a few weeks ago, anticipation has been building for what was to be the "Umbrella" star's return to the spotlight — her first major televised appearance since she was assaulted by then-boyfriend […]

    • Music
  • Kanye West Posts Second Apology to Taylor Swift for VMAs Outburst

    Kanye West took to his blog once again today to apologize to Taylor Swift in a short, uncharacteristically lower-case post that referenced his outburst in the middle of Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video at last night's MTV Video Music Awards. "I feel like Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents when he messed up […]

    • Music
  • Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Trailer Premieres at VMAs

    The trailer for This Is It — the documentary capturing rehearsal footage for what would have been Michael Jackson's epic return to the stage — premiered as the finale of the 2009 Video Music Awards. It was a spectacular preview of what fans can expect to see October 28th when the film hits theaters for […]

    • TV & Movies
  • Read Madonna's VMAs Speech Dedicated to Michael Jackson

    Madonna surprised MTV's VMAs tonight by opening the show with a long speech about Michael Jackson that was followed by a performance by Janet Jackson. The show closed with a spectacular look at This Is It, the film assembled from Jackson's concert rehearsals. Read Madonna's entire tribute here: Michael Jackson. [Cheers] I have a little […]

    • Music
  • Kanye West Storms the VMAs Stage During Taylor Swift's Speech

    Leave it to Kanye West to produce one of the most infamous moments in VMAs history before the 2009 show was even an hour old. It happened after Taylor Swift’s victory in the Best Female Video category for “You Belong With Me,” which beat out Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” Just moments […]

    • Music
  • Janet Jackson Honors Michael With Dance Tribute at VMAs

    With the Jackson family looking on from the audience, Janet Jackson kicked off the 2009 Video Music Awards with a tribute to her brother, Michael. Before Janet took the stage however, Madonna emerged on the darkened stage to reminisce about her experience knowing Michael, drawing comparisons between their difficult childhoods and the King of Pop's […]

    • Music
  • Madonna Surprises VMAs With Michael Jackson Tribute

    What was billed as a special tribute to Michael Jackson starring his sister, Janet, turned into an even more epic performance: Madonna took the stage at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards to honor an artist she has called "one of the greats." In a long, heartfelt speech about her personal relationship to Jackson, Madonna called […]

    • Music
  • Alicia Keys and Eminem recruited for VMA 2009

    With three days to go until the Video Music Awards, MTV announced that Eminem will also appear on the show in a "special appearance." Details are sketchy regarding Eminem's role — Janet Jackson will also make a "special appearance" in a tribute to her brother Michael, so the term denotes something more than a standard […]

    • Music