EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Kanye West Sips Cognac Pre-Outburst

Sep. 14 2009, Published 8:08 a.m. ET

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Kanye West may just be a very spirited Beyonce fan--but we couldn't help notice a certain red carpet accessory on the rapper prior to his outburst involving Taylor Swift.

Click here to see Kanye storm the stage when Swift won Best Female Video at Sunday's VMA's.

Upon arrival to Radio City Music Hall, West hit the press line with girlfriend Amber Rose and an entire bottle of Hennessy cognac.

In our footage, the outspoken rhymer swigs from his bottle, then ten minutes into the live show destroys Taylor's special moment.

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What do you think is to blame? His sincere love of "Single Ladies" or maybe a little too much pre-gaming?


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