After showing up 90 minutes late, Kanye West told the crowd that Beyoncé only agreed to perform at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards if Formation won Video Of The Year.
With his video for Famous up for the same award, Kanye was not impressed by Beyonce’s win, saying: “Beyoncé, I was hurt. I put my career, my life, my public well-standing at risk when I talk to y’all like this. This is a moment in the matrix, bro. The vibes is back.”
He claimed that MTV told him about Beyoncé’s deal “so I wouldn’t run onstage”.
The fury was a complete about-turn from his 2009 stunt, when he ran onstage interrupting Taylor Swift as she accepted the award for Best Female Video, to announce: “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”
Many would expect Beyonce and Jay Z would hold grudge against Kanye West over his rant – but no, they are not.
Following West’s hospitalisation at UCLA Medical Centre in LA where he is undergoing psychiatric evaluation, Beyonce is said to be persuading Jay Z to make amends with Kanye – and he is gradually giving in.
“Beyoncé is urging Jay to let bygones be bygones, and Jay is coming round to the idea and fast as he sees Kanye is in trouble,” a source said as quoted by The Sun.
“No matter what has happened between them, Kanye has always been Jay’s little bro and Jay has always called him his ‘familia’. When Kanye’s mother Donda died, it was Bey and Jay that Kanye turned to. They were his number one comforters, with Beyoncé even playing Connect 4 with him to take his mind off things,” added the source.
Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly planning to get in contact privately with Kanye West so that Kanye knows they have his welfare at heart.
The superstars are now believed to be planning to get in contact privately with the star so he knows they’re there for him, the source continues.