Kanye West says he crashed Taylor Swift’s awards speech because God told him to

The Independent reported that Kanye West has said he only crashed Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards speech in 2009 because God told him to.

West famously ran onto the stage at the 2009 ceremony to protest Swift’s Best Female Video win, arguing that the trophy should have gone to Beyoncé’s video for “Single Ladies”.

The incident gave way to a chain reaction of events involving Swift, West and his wife Kim Kardashian West, who were subsequently involved in a number of high-profile squabbles.

Speaking to Nick Cannon on his YouTube interview series Cannon’s Class, West recalled what motivated the 2009 incident.