High Road

Taylor Swift Speaks Up

Though MTV's Video Music Awards may have started off all about Michael Jackson, country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech, or lack thereof, became the talk of night. Rapper Kanye West stormed the stage while the 19-year-old country star was receiving her award for Best Female Video and ranted that the honor belonged to Beyoncé. "I was really excited because I had just won the award," Swift said afterward. "And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on stage. And then I wasn't so excited anymore after that." Though she claims to have been a fan of West, whom she had never previously met, the country superstar says there are no hard feelings and doesn't "want to start anything because I had a great night tonight," thanks to Beyoncé. After winning Video of the Year, the former Destiny's Child frontwoman graciously called Swift onstage to give the acceptance speech West had interrupted. "She's always been a great person," Swift said of Beyoncé. "I thought I couldn't love Beyoncé more tonight."