It was a moment in MTV Video Music Awards history that pop culture fans will never forget.
In 2009, a few moments later Taylor Swift took the stage to receive her award for best female video, Kanye west decided to express their disappointment with the end result. “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’ll let you finish,” he shared after interrupting her on stage. “Corn Beyonce had one of the best videos ever. “
Viewers around the world shouted on their televisions, “What just happened ?!
But more than ten years after the pop culture moment, fans got a new perspective on the unscripted moment that no one had seen coming. In August 2019, Billboard chatted with reporters, screenwriters, producers, correspondents and MTV executives to find out what really happened at Radio City Musical Hall. The revelations may surprise you. Keep scrolling to find out what really happened.