Kanye Crashes MTV Europe Awards Stage

Kanye West had another awards show fit last night (Nov. 2) and this time it was staged at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark, after he lost the best video honor.

The Chicago rapper crashed the stage when the trophy was being presented to Justice and Simian for their song, “We Are Your Friends.”

West, who had already picked up the Best Hip-Hop Act honor, complained that he paid over a $1 million to create the music video, which featured actress Pamela Anderson and numerous special effects.

“I was jumping across canyons,” West told the audience. “The response it got transcended everything. It really made great TV. It took a month to film; I stood on a mountain; I flew a helicopter over [Las] Vegas. I did it to be the king of all videos and I wanted to walk home with that award.”

It wasn’t the first time West has demanded proper credit for his work.

Backstage at the 2004 American Music Awards, the rapper complained that he was robbed when he lost the breakthrough new artist award to Gretchen Wilson.

Following West’s outbursts, the show’s host, Justin Timberlake, commented, “After the show, Kanye will be in the parking lot accepting awards he did not win. Seriously though, I’ve got sexy covered, it’s good to see someone’s doing crazy.”

Timberlake also performed, in addition to Snoop Dogg, Pharrell and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

The ceremony was split into two portions, with Timberlake hosting and presenting on the main stage and R&B artist Kelis introducing artists on the outdoor stage in Copenhagen’s main square.

The MTV Europe Music Awards is hosted in a different European city every year.

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