2. Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift
Date: September 2009
What Happened: In a moment that will forever live in award-show infamy, a slightly tipsy Yeezy interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance of the Best Female Video award at MTV's Video Music Awards. “Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you and I'ma let you finish," he remarked, "but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. Of all time!"
Shortly after being escorted from the building he took to his blog to offer an all-caps apology. In the blog post Kanye wrote, “I'm sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom," he wrote. "I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would've said. She is very talented!”
Later, on the "Power (Remix)" Yeezy rhymed, "Jay's my big brother, and B's my little sister/And excuse me all, but you can't see my little sister," which seemed to rescind his previous apology.
Complex Says: We love Kanye's rants, so while the incident was definitely rude, he wasn't wrong, so we can't say we felt the apology was really necessary.