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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The MTV video music awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West, who interrupted an acceptance speech by U.S. singer Taylor Swift.

West, who is known for his outspoken ways, jumped up on stage while the 19-year-old Swift was making an acceptance speech for best female video for her hit song “You Belong With Me,” beating out singers including Beyonce Knowles and Lady Gaga.

“I am really happy for you,” West said. “But Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.”

MTV said West, who was spotted earlier on the red carpet drinking alcohol, was ejected from an awards show already known for its circus-like atmosphere. West received loud boos from the crowd when his name was mentioned later in the show.

West apologized on his website. “I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom,” he wrote. “… I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!”

Beyonce took the show’s top honor — video of the year — for her single “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” before recalling her first MTV award with her old band, Destiny’s Child, and calling back Swift to the Radio City Music Hall stage to finish her acceptance speech.

“I would like Taylor to come out and have her moment,” she said, before the country music star reappeared and thanked her fans.

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September 14, 2009 - Posted by | Taylor Swift, VMA's |

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