The night was supposed to belong to
Janet Michael Jackson. The MTV Video Music Awards certainly started out that way.
But after Madonna's heartfelt speech about the fallen star and Janet's stunning performance, a new feud was born, dominated the evening and then petered out just as quickly.
Shortly after she began her acceptance speech, West jumped onstage and pulled the microphone from her hand, saying, "I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time."
Jaws dropped, confusion took over, and Tay-Tay left the stage with nary another heard word.
"I was standing onstage and I was really excited because I had just won an award, and then I was really excited because Kanye West was on the stage," Taylor told E! News in the press room. "And then, um, I wasn't so excited anymore after that."
The next time West's name came up during the telecast, all of Radio City Music Hall booed.
And then Beyoncé saved the day.