We all remember the embarrassing moment at the MTV Video Music Awards 2009 when Kanye West infamously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech.
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.”