Music awards are an inescapable part of our culture, and while they are sometimes inspirational and entertaining, they also provide opportunities for disaster. Here are seven of the most embarrassing music award moments in history.
1. King Kanye
Let’s step back to a sad day in history when the words, “Imma let you finish” would forever become cringe-worthy. A bright-eyed and bushy tailed Taylor Swift was in the middle of her Cinderella-at-the-ball moment when suddenly Kanye West leaped from the audience and hijacked her acceptance speech.
Alas, his promise to let her finish was replaced with a not-so-subtle jibe at Taylor when he half-heartedly told her he was happy for her, and followed this up by announcing that Beyoncé had “one of the best videos of all time.” Cue a deer-in-the-headlights camera angle of Beyoncé, torn between absolute horror and affection for Kanye’s devotion.
Taylor was immediately transported from a dreamy fairy tale castle to the high school gym in “Carrie.” She was left with no time to finish, and a chorus of “Boos” echoed throughout the theater. Luckily, Beyoncé saved the day when she gave up her “Video of the Year” acceptance speech time to Taylor