Taylor Lautner Regrets Not Stepping In When Kanye West Interrupted Taylor Swift’s 2009 VMA Speech

February 2, 2023 / Posted by:

In case you’ve forgotten at one time Taylor Lautner is also on Taylor Swift‘s long list of ex-lovers. Here’s your reminder. Apparently, they both were an item during her ill-fated night at the 2009 MTV VMAs when Kanye West jumped onstage and basically told TayTay “Bitch you’ll NEVER be Beyonce!” And although that’s true, she has gone on to achieve a career just as important to music with a fan base that’s just as insane as the Beyhive. Nevertheless, because of his years barking after Bella in the Twilight franchise Taylor Lautner used to be a thing. And now he’s recalling that night with much regret because he wishes he would have stepped in and said something to Kanye after seeing all the hurt and sorrow on TayTay’s face in the aftermath.

Let’s take a trip on this blessed Throwback Thursday to a simpler time when we didn’t know just how annoying and crazy Kanye can be.

Good times were had by all, indeed! Except for Taylor (Lautner) because he was a steaming pile of BIG MAD at that moment after realizing this was not a planned skit for ratings. E! News reports Taylor recently shared on his The Squeeze podcast, which he shares with his wife Tay Dome, that the moment which solidified Kanye and TayTay as pop culture icons is the one moment he regrets most in life because he didn’t stand up for TayTay when she needed him.

Looking back on the infamous moment in pop culture history, the Twilight actor shared that he wasn’t able to absorb much of what was happening in front of him at the time.

“I can barely hear it. I can’t see them,” Lautner explained. “I’m just assuming this whole thing was a practiced and rehearsed skit, because why else would Kanye West be jumping on the stage interrupting Taylor Swift? It just didn’t make sense.”

Lautner shared that he ended up giggling on stage to go along with the bit, but it wasn’t until he saw Swift’s facial expression that he realized it wasn’t a planned segment in the show.

“He jumped off. She finished. The second she turned back around and I saw her face for the first time, I was like, ‘Oh. No. That wasn’t good.'”


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Awww Taylor. Bless your little heart, baby, but you did the right thing by staying out of it. Especially now that we know they both have a weird frenemy situation that will probably result in them marrying each other at some point before releasing a slew of albums under the moniker TayTay and CrayCray.

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