Kanye West and Taylor Swift fought with songs at MTV VMA 2010

This year there were rumors that the host Chelsea Handler wants to reunite singers Kanye West and Taylor Swift. That didn’t happened.

Instead the two (separately) took the stage and performed personal, unreleased songs that, at least in the context of the show, pointedly addressed last year’s stage-crashing by West.

Taylor Swift performed first, singing a dark folk song, praising innocence: “It’s all right, just wait and see. Your string of lights is still bright to me. You’re still an innocent”


Kanye West closed the show with a song called “Runaway” whose refrain was: “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags, Let’s have a toast for the a——s. Let’s have a toast for the scumbags. Let’s have a toast for the jerk—s. Baby, I got a plan. Runaway fast as you can.”