Kanye West gave a long rant at the MTV Video Music Awards as he apologized to Taylor Swift for taking her microphone in 2009, admitting "I don't understand awards shows" and claiming he would run for president in 2020.
Swift presented West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. He rambled onstage and said he "rolled up a little something" before his speech.
It was just one of the dramatic moments at the awards show. Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the VMAs after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper was being a poor sport about not receiving a nomination for video of the year.
After collecting best hip-hop video for "Anaconda" on Sunday, Minaj told the audience: "And now back to this [expletive] that had a lot to say about me a lot in the press. Miley, what's good?"
Minaj's microphone was cut off, and Cyrus fired back with "we all know how they manipulate" words during interviews, referencing a pre-VMAs interview in the New York Times. Cyrus then stumbled over her words as she tried to read from cue cards about voting for the artist to watch award.
In the recent interview, Cyrus criticized Minaj for her "pop star war" with Swift that began in July. On the show, however, the rapper ended her issues with Swift and they joined forces onstage.
After Minaj entertained the audience with her upbeat "Trini Dem Girls," Swift joined the rapper during her performance of the "The Night Is Still Young." Swift then performed some of her hit, "Bad Blood," as Minaj danced around her. They closed with a hug.
Les Mis actor dies after fall
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first black actor and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape in New York City. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste died Friday night following the show's evening performance at the Imperial Theatre. Police said investigators believe Jean-Baptiste's death was accidental.
"The entire 'Les Misérables' family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic — and history — in his Broadway debut. We send our deepest condolences to his family and ask that you respect their privacy in this unimaginably difficult time," a statement from the production reads.
The actor was an ensemble member of the company and an understudy for Valjean, going onstage as the ex-convict in a history-making appearance July 23. His last performance in the role was Thursday. Broadway took to Twitter to mourn the loss of a young talent. "Shocked and saddened to have lost one of Broadway's youngest treasures," tweeted Tony Award-nominee Joshua Henry.