14 Years Ago Today: Kanye West Interrupts Taylor Swift Onstage at the VMAs

In 2009, Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards was interrupted by Kanye West, who claimed Beyoncé deserved the award. This event marked a turning point in Swift's career and solidified her as a pop culture victim. It also set the stage for West's transformation into a pop culture villain. Despite winning numerous awards since then, Swift's encounter with West continues to be a defining moment in her career. She referenced the incident in her documentary, highlighting its impact on her.