Its been a dozen years or so since a young Taylor Swift stepped onto the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to accept the award for the only category she was nominated in: best video by a female artist. However, before Swift could finish her acceptance speech, musician and music producer Kanye West jumped onto the stage before a stunned Swift finished getting her words out.
“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish,” Kanye said. “But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time.”
That moment would go down in pop culture history, was widely talked about soon after, and has been immortalized ever since. Even President Barack Obama weighed in at the time, calling West a “jacka**”. It looks like Swift wanted to be reminded of the moment each day, even though the interaction was a little startling for her.
When a reporter from Vulture sat down to interview Swift in her Nashville apartment, the reporter noticed a surprising piece of home decor right on Swift’s living room wall. A framed photo of West upstaging Swift was hung in the “Blank Space” singer’s living room, with a caption by the fiercely independent singer herself. The caption said, “Life is full of little interruptions.” Thankfully, in the years since, West never interrupted Swift on stage again.