Kanye West On Taylor Swift VMA Incident: “That Was The Beginning Of The End Of My Life” (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) At one point it seemed like the Kanye West/Taylor Swift conflict had died down. Then after the release of Kanye’s new album, The Life Of Pablo, the feud reignited because of Ye’s lyrics about at Taylor on “Famous.”

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During a recent concert in Manila, Philippines, Kanye spoke to the crowd about his history with Swift. According to the G.O.O.D. Music founder, the initial incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards – where Ye took the microphone from Swift – was a monumental negative moment in his life.

“That night when I went on stage was the beginning of the end of my life. Lady Gaga canceled the tour the next day,” stated Kanye. “You know what night I’m talking about, when I just said what everybody else was thinking.”

The Chicago rhymer caught tremendous backlash for interrupting Swift during her acceptance speech at the VMAs. Kanye used that moment to tell the world Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” deserved to win the award for Best Female Video, not Swift’s “You Belong with Me.”

“So if I get in trouble for saying the truth, what’s being said the rest of the time?” added Ye. “I had to fight every day for the rest of my life with the whole world turned against me for saying out loud what everyone else felt. But that’s the job of the artist, of a true artist, not to be controlled by their finances, not to be controlled by perception, but only to be controlled by their truth.”

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Watch Kanye West’s speech in the video below.

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