Beyonce won the Video of the Year moonman for her 2008 video “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” at Sunday night’s 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York; but instead of offering a long-winded acceptance speech, the R&B hitmaker gave the microphone to country crooner Taylor Swift, who accepted her award for Best Female Video.
Earlier in the night, Taylor was callouslly ambushed by Kanye West — who declared it was Beyonce who deserved the award — in the middle of her thank you notes.
“[I remember] I was up for my first MTV award with Destiny’s Child and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life,” Beyonce said. “So I’d like for Taylor to come out and have her moment.”
Taylor then took the stage in a red dress that matched Beyonce’s, thanking the fans “on Twitter and MySpace and everyone who came out to my shows this summer,” as well as those who had worked on her video for “You Belong With Me.”