Taylor Lautner wishes he could go back in time to defend Taylor Swift. In a clip from The Squeeze podcast, hosted by Lautner’s wife Tay Dome, the actor revealed he thought Kanye West’s infamous interruption of Swift’s VMAs speech in 2009 was a “rehearsal sketch.” .
When asked by Dome what time he would go if he could time travel, Lautner said he would return to the 2009 VMAs, where he presented an award to then-girlfriend Swift and ” didn’t know Kanye’s thing wasn’t a skit.
“I gave him the award. I took five steps back and stood a meter behind her. In the middle of his acceptance speech, Kanye jumps on stage,” he said. “I could barely hear him. I can’t see them. I just guess this was all a practiced and rehearsed skit, because otherwise why would Kanye West jump on stage interrupting Taylor Swift? It just didn’t make sense.
“If you think about it, I’m actually caught laughing and, like, laughing. I’m like, ‘I can’t hear them, but it’s probably very funny right now,’ Lautner added. ” He jumped. She has finished. The second she turned around and I saw her face for the first time, I was like, ‘Oh. No. … It was not good.
Watching a clip of West being interrupted at the awards show, Lautner is clearly seen laughing before looking around in confusion. But what would Lautner have looked like interrupting West? Would he have gone to West and snatched the microphone from him? Would he have taken her away from Swift?
Well he had some ideas as he addressed the moment during his opening monologue of Saturday Night Live in 2013. “I was on stage with her when it happened, and as you can see…I really stood up for her,” he said with a shrug while playing the current video. “I guess I could have done a little more.”
Lautner then joked and recreated the moment with a skit using mannequins representing Swift and West. “Step aside, darling. I’ll take care of it… Not so hard now, is it, Kanye West? You happen to have played with the wrong Taylors. Lautner then throws a few karate punches and backflips before hitting supermodel West in the head.
We don’t know how things would have actually turned out, but the goofy moment went down in award show history. It was later revealed that Pink approached West and “got in his face…and pointing his face and nodding back and forth” after the encounter. And that West was “very upset” that he was asked to leave after the controversial moment.
“I feel like I’ve had a whole year to process how you feel about certain things. For my part, I just write how I feel. It’s hard to explain how you get there, but often …I don’t know exactly how I feel about something until I write about it,” Swift said. entertainment tonight a year after the incident, referencing his song “Innocent”. “Music has done so much for me in life.”
The moment on the VMAs stage sparked a long-running feud between Swift and West — there was an apology the same year, with Swift presenting her with the Video Vanguard Award in 2015 with West sending her flowers. But then, in 2016, West messed things up again when he released “Famous,” with the line “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that famous phrase. That moment also kicked off a seemingly endless saga.