It was a moment in MTV Video Music Awards history that pop culture fans will never forget.
Back in 2009, right after that Taylor Swift took the stage to receive the award for best female video, Kanye West decided to voice his disappointment at the end result. “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’ll let you finish,” he shared after interrupting her on stage. “But Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. “
It made viewers around the world scream into their TVs: “What just happened?!”
But more than ten years after the pop-culture moment, fans have a new look at a time no one can see coming. In August 2019, Billboards chat with MTV journalists, writers, producers, reporters and executives to find out what really happened at Radio City Musical Hall. The revelations may just surprise you. Keep scrolling to find out what really went down.