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The MTV Video Music Awards are famous for their shocking moments. This year's show, of course, was no different, in that rapper Kanye West (himself famous for shocking moments), abruptly stormed onstage and grabbed the microphone from young country-pop singer Taylor Swift as she was accepting an award for Best Female Video. Kanye's gripe this time? "Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time."
The Celebrity Twittersphere quickly erupted into responses ranging from rage to disgust to confusion. The celebrities were quick to weigh in on the provocative awards-show incident.
Here's a sampling of what the stars had to Tweet about the Kanye-Beyonce-Taylor controversy.
Pop-rock star, @pink, (who was so enraged, she reportedly had to be escorted away from Kanye after the incident) didn't mince words:
"Kanye west is the biggest piece of sh*t on earth. Quote me."
"My heart goes out to taylor swift. She is a sweet and talented girl and deserved her moment. She should know we all love her."
"Beyonce is a classy lady.I feel for her, too. Its not her fault at all, and her and taylor did their thing. And douche bag got kicked out. HA"
Even the notoriously catty and scandal-hungry @PerezHilton was taken aback:
@AdrianneCurry (America's Top Model-winner, reality-TV star and wife of Christopher "Peter Brady" Knight):
"wow, didnt know kanye west insulted a little girl...what a BIG man he must be. Is he good friends with Chris Brown?"
@jimmyfallon, talk-show host and friend of Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg:
"Beyonce is classy. Thanks Andy [Samberg] for the funtimes."
Star of MTV's A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila star, @tilatequila couldn't stop Tweeting about it:
"Do u think Kanye got picked on when he was a kid?"
"Now Im starting to wonder if this was all planned out for Publicity? Hmmm.....I mean, EVERY year at VMA's some scandal happens...."
"Remember when Kanye was at another MTV award show in like Paris or somehwere and another band won and he did the same thing 2 them?? Hmmm"
Ms. @christinaapplegate had some strong opinions (and words) about the brouhaha:
"I love seeing good people doing even greater things. Beyonce is a class act. Now,on the other hand seeing douches doing douchy things...."
American Idol contender, @dannygokey, quoted a Kanye West song that: this year's winner, Kris Allen, covered:
"I have one question - How could you be so heartless??"
"Kanye did something incredible tonight. He made me like country music. Kanye is now a [profanity deleted]."
@SpencerPratt, also known as Heidi Montag's husband, went into Twitter overdrive after he saw what happened:
"Taylor Swift deserved that award, damnit. It is what THE PEOPLE voted! My heart broke for her, she looked so sad at the end of that moment."
"the crowd is cheering KICK KAYNE WEST OUT!!!!!!"
"GAGA DROP HIM FROM YOUR TOUR !!! YOUR WAY BETTER THEN EVIL KAYNE!!!"
Meanwhile, Spencer's Hills costar and sister, @StephaniePratt, didn't seem to know who or what was going on:
"Ummm when taylor swift got up to get her award and some beyonce fan/publicist came on stage to talk shit and rep beyonce... NOT COOL"
For her part, @HeidiMontag seemed to keep her cool:
"@taylorswift13 don't let that evil steel your thunder!!!!! This is your big night!!"
Heidi's frenemy, @LaurenConrad, simply offered congratulations:
"i heart Taylor Swift! Congrats! Well deserved :-)"
Beyonce's Destiny's Child band mate, @Kelly Rowland:
"NO ONE!!! It's room for everyone........KANYE...WHY BOO???"
I LOVE Kanye and I LOVE TAYLOR, and OF COARSE I LOVE B!! But NO ONE should have a moment taken away from them....
Teen actress @DemiLovato congratulated her fellow Disney Channel star:
"AHHHHH!!!!!! GO @taylorswift13!!!!! SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!