Most Iconic VMA Moments: Kanye West Interrupting Taylor Swift Is One of the Greatest Scandals Of All Time!

Welcome back to Celebuzz’s Most Iconic VMA Moments showdown. In anticipation of of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most memorable VMA scandal ever. Two weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA performance. (Britney Spears’ 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” won in that category.) Last week, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. (Congrats, once again, to Britney’s 2002 dominatrix-meets-biker-chick look!) Now, it’s all about the drama! You may vote once per hour.

Is Kanye West’s interruption of Taylor Swift in 2009 most scandalous VMA moment ever? Let us know by voting below — and then read on for some classic “I’mma let you finish” memes that demonstrate this moment’s impact.

I’mma Let You Finish, But This Is One of the Most Scandalous VMA Moments of All Time! OF ALL TIME!

By now, you know what went down. In fact, we’re still talking about this moment four years later. But as a brief refresher: In 2009, Taylor Swift took the stage to accept the award for Best Female Video. As she began making her speech, Kanye West ran on the stage, took the mic from her hands, and pronounced that Beyoncés “Single Ladies” video was “one of the best videos of all time,” which kind of put a damper on Taylor’s excitement, if you can believe it. Beyoncé looked on, mortified, and the audience booed. Loudly. Taylor looked heartbroken (and rightfully so). (Fortunately, when accepting the award for Video of the Year, Beyoncé brought Taylor back out and allowed her to finish her speech. As if you needed another reason to love Beyoncé.) As for Kanye…

This incident caused a wave of backlash against the rapper, causing him to pull out of a co-headlining tour with Lady Gaga and, essentially, vanish from the face of the earth for several months. Though he disappeared, he was not forgotten #BecauseInternet. Below, folks, you’ll see the evidence of a truly iconic moment.

[Memes via Know Your Meme]

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scandal above. Remember, you can vote once per hour. May the most scandalous moment win!

Read our feature on Madonna and Britney’s big kiss in 2003.