While most of the entertainment world has chimed in with their thoughts on Kanye West’s hijacking of Taylor Swift’s speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, the muse for his tirade Beyonce Knowles has kept silent… until now.
“Well, I knew his intentions, and I knew he was standing up for art; and he told me before, when they said the nominees, he’s like, ‘You have this award,’” Beyoncé told O: The Oprah Magazine editor Gayle King. “And when they didn’t call my name he was, like, completely shocked. And when he walked on the stage, I was like, ‘No, no, no!’ and then he spoke, and I was like, ‘Oh, no, no, no!’”
Knowles, who immediately reached out to Swift and later gave her the stage so she could finally say a public thanks to her supporters, was happy to relinquish the limelight to her fellow singer. “But in the end, it ended up being a great night, and Taylor Swift did get her moment — and I didn’t have to make an acceptance speech.”
West recently cancelled his tour with Lady Gaga citing a pledge to distance himself from the public eye so he can analyze how he will “make it through the rest of this life and improve.”