MTV announced on Tuesday that Kanye West would receive the prestigious Video Vanguard award at the VMAs (Video Music Awards) this Sunday.
This achievement award comes with serious screen time; previous winners like Justin Timberlake and Beyonce have given super-sized, memorable performances, and presumably Kanye West will do the same, likely accompanying some kind of iconic speech about a topic of West’s choosing- Kim Kardashian for president perhaps?
Although this moment is guaranteed to be a big one, there is one thing that will send it into the stratosphere of memorable VMA moments. Have Taylor Swift present the award to him!!
Who can forget his infamous “Imma Let You Finish” ramble when she won her VMA in 2009. Check out the video below to relive that embarrassing moment that resulted in a public shunning of West and an outpouring of sympathy for Swift:
Since then, West and Swift have slowly resolved their differences.
Earlier this month, Swift told Vanity Fair of her evolving relationship with West, “I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with him until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me — so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time,” she said. “I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along…And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing….we haven’t planned [any collaboration]…But, hey, I like him as a person. And that’s a really good, nice first step, a nice place for us to be.”
In fact there’s even speculation of a Taylor Swift and Kanye West collaboration. Kaching!!
As for what Kanye will say when he hits the podium, that’s anyone’s guess. But one thing’s for sure – it won’t be dull!
Will you be watching the MTV VMAs on Sunday Aug. 30?
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