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Did Kanye West Really Make Taylor Swift Famous?

What a difference a decade makes. It’s been 10 long years since Kanye West famously interrupted Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. After Swift won the Video of the Year award for her hit song “You Belong With Me” West hopped on stage to express his disdain that the award didn’t go to Beyonce for her “Single Ladies” video. This moment was so salient that is still being talked about today. Many people note this as the moment that Swift became a household name, but is there any truth to that?

The 2009 MTV Music Video Awards

Though it’s been years since this infamous moment happened, recent events have pushed this event to the forefront of fans’ minds. Just last week, Swift nabbed the highest award for the 2019 VMA’s once more for “You Need To Calm Down” which reminded fans of the 2009 VMA’s. Furthermore, Swift herself managed to bring attention to the moment between herself and West with the release of her latest album, Lover.

“Ahh… the things that can change in a week. If you had told me that one of the biggest stars in music was going to jump on stage and announce that he thought I shouldn’t have won on live television, I would’ve said, ‘That stuff doesn’t really happen in real life.’ Well… apparently…. It does,” Swift wrote candidly.

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