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If you woke up today and wasn’t quite sure why Kanye West and Taylor Swift were making huge media headlines, here’s what you need to know to be filled in: Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech after she won the award for Best Female Video at the MTV VMAs. He rambled on about Beyonce and basically insulted Taylor Swift and every respectable attendee and viewer of the show.

Thankfully, Beyonce later allowed Swift to complete her acceptance speech. To sum it up, I think The New York Times says it quite well.

Beyoncé called Ms. Swift out to the stage to let her make the speech Mr. West had train-wrecked. A soul singer making room for a young country star who’d been bullied by a rapper: it was indelibly 2009.

Kanye really outdid himself this time.