Wednesday, June 12, 2024

See How it All Began: Taylor Swift Vs. Kanye West, A Video History That Began at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards


As we approach midnight and the Taylor Swift-Kanye West death cage match, here’s a look back at their feud, the history of enmity that began with Kanye jumping on the stage at the 2009 Video Music Awards. Tonight it will be “Donda” vs. “Folklore” as the two recording artists release new albums head to head. And the winner is Universal Music Group, which has both albums and makes all the money from this once of a lifetime publicity.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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