September 14th, 2009
03:28 PM ET
Do you remember when you were a kid? Do you remember what your wildest dream was? Were you an athlete, a singer, a dancer, an actor? There was some sort of award that went with it I am sure- something that signified the pinnacle of success, whether it be a Heisman trophy, the Stanley Cup, a Grammy, an Oscar, or even an MTV Video Music Award.
I vividly remember being a little girl and standing in my room practicing my speech- it was for a different award every time, sometimes for a Grammy (which trust me, I was never going to win), an Emmy or an Oscar. First, let me set the scene: I would pull back my hair, put on way too much makeup, and drape a sheet over me pretending it was a gown and stand in front of my mirror. The speech always went something like this; “This is a dream come true for me! I am trying to keep it together and not cry (meanwhile I would try to work up a tear). I want to thank my family for their constant support. I never would have thought that I would have so much success at such a young age. Thank you to all my fans.” I will spare you the rest, but keep in mind, I was young so be kind with your comments on my lack of originality.
I am pretty sure that even though many of you may not admit it, you did the same. Well imagine that against all odds- absolutely impossible odds, you achieved immense success. Say you became a huge country star by the age of 16 and crossed over to pop music, becoming a superstar by 19. You are not only nominated, but invited to perform at the “cool kids” party of the year- the MTV VMA’s. Everyone knows that while other awards equal prestige, the “Moonmen” that MTV gives out at the VMA’s are an artists ticket into another level of the fame stratosphere.
Last night Taylor Swift should have been able to live out that moment that I know I dreamed of when I was a little girl. She stood on the stage at Radio City Music Hall with her hair pulled back, wearing just the right amount of makeup, draped in a gorgeous, perfect dress and stood poised to make what I am sure would have been a touching speech from a deserving teenager. Then, Kanye West, after sauntering down the red carpet swigging Hennessy, stormed the stage and ruined this poor young girl’s shining moment.
Shame on you Kanye, shame on you.
For more on Kanye's shocking behavior at the MTV VMA's, tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11pm ET/PT on HLN- Don't miss it!
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