At the Grammys last night, we all witnessed the epitome of cultural icon Kanye West. Beck had just beaten Beyoncé and a slew of others to win Album of the Year, and was making his way to the stage. As the camera followed Beck, we saw West seemingly pretend to rush the stage the same way he had at the 2009 VMAs, when he told Taylor Swift that she didn't deserve the award for Best Female Video. (He also felt that award should have gone to Beyoncé.)
Back in 2009, we didn't know what was going to happen and didn't get a good Beyoncé reaction shot. But that was six years ago. A cameraman had the foresight to capture Beyoncé and Jay as West was pulling his stunt, and the results are pretty grand:
My colleague Kelsey McKinney is a lip-reader, and assures me that Beyoncé is mouthing the phrase "Oh no, not again." And Jay is just saying, "AHHHH!"
The best little part is the relief the two have when they realize West isn't really going to go up there and say that Beck didn't deserve the award.
As we found out later, West wasn't joking. He told E! that this was slight against musical creativity. Unfortunately, there is no video of Beyoncé's or Jay's reactions to that speech.
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