It's impossible to forget the whole Kanye West and Taylor Swift feud.
via: Getty ImagesBut what about the moment that sparked it all?
That's right, we're talking about the 2009 VMAs...
via: Getty ImagesKanye infamously interrupted Swift's win on stage, but now the rapper has once again spoken out about the controversial moment.
And he had some rather big revelations about his actions.
via: Getty ImagesIn a tell-all interview, he revealed exactly what was going on in his mind to prompt him to walk on stage.
Since the early 2000s...
via: Getty ImagesKanye has become one of the biggest names in the music industry.
The rapper has gone on to release numerous albums...
via: Getty ImagesThese include My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010, Yeezus in 2013, The Life of Pablo in 2016, Ye in 2018, and Jesus is King in 2019.
And his music isn't the only reason he's so famous...
What do you think of this picture for America's next First Family?
Where do we begin when it comes to Kanye's erratic behavior?
via: Getty ImagesKanye has never been afraid of letting his opinion be known and, throughout the years, he has been in and out of the headlines for his strange and eye-opening antics.
But there was a heartbreaking explanation for these particular behaviors...
via: Getty ImagesLast year, Kanye opened up about his battles with mental illness. He revealed that, in 2014, he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, 2 years before he suffered his highly-publicized nervous breakdown in 2016, which was likely triggered by the anniversary of his mother's death.
Kanye has come a long way in his battle...
via: GettyAnd he has been using his platform to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
But in July, he stirred up controversy once again.Because, out of the blue, he revealed that he would be running for president.
Now, in the last couple of years, Kanye has been dabbling in and out of the world of American politics.Back in 2018, Kanye, who is an avid Trump supporter, sat down with the president in the Oval Office where he proclaimed his support and declared Trump a “hero" in a bizarre, rambling televised monologue that spawned myriad parodies.
But, he took things to the next level.
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am runni… https://t.co/MySzN3vjIB— ye (@ye)1593909493.0
Despite teasing the idea for years...
@stonecold2050 I’d like to request a candidate with military,legal,business and humanitarian experience. OH ALSO wi… https://t.co/EcITA9pE98— R° (@R°)1593978652.0
However, the rest of us weren't too impressed.
it is fucking disgusting how rich people with no political backgrounds are just allowed to play around with politic… https://t.co/KaEM1GeVfo— sarah (@sarah)1593917861.0
However, his campaign proved to be an extremely chaotic and alarming experience.
via: TwitterKanye, who was clad in a bullet-proof vest with the numbers "2020" shaved into his head, threw his rally in Charleston, South Carolina, where he seemed to whip up various policy decisions right there on the spot.
The rapper's first controversial moment was in regard to his views on slavery.
via: TwitterKanye decided to discuss slavery, which is already dangerous waters for the rapper after he insisted that being enslaved was "a choice" back in 2018.
During his speech, he decided to tarnish the name of Harriet Tubman.
via: Getty ImagesNow, Harriet Tubman was born into slavery but managed to break free and went on to lead dozens, and potentially hundreds of other slaves to freedom.
Tubman has become a prominent figure in the abolishment of slavery...And, to this day, her name and legacy stand as a poignant symbol for both the anti-slavery movement and the BLM movement.
But, evidently, Kanye doesn't quite see her in that way.
via: TwitterSpeaking valiantly to the crowd - without a microphone - Kanye said: "Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people."
But this wasn't even the worst part of Kanye's performance...
via: TwitterBecause when he went on to discuss the topic of abortion, he had a complete break down in front of his audience.
He started by explaining how his mom saved his life due to his father wanting her to get an abortion when she was pregnant.
via: Twitter"My mom saved my life! My dad wanted to abort me! There would have been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy!" he shouted to the audience.
This is when things took a turn for the worst...
via: TwitterKanye then started tearing up and he had to take a moment to compose himself as the audience started to cheer and shout things such as, "We love you Kanye!".
He then revealed some very private details about his family life...
via: Twitter"I almost killed my daughter!" he then screamed as tears streamed down his face. "Everything on my computer went black and white... God said 'If you f*** with my vision I'm gonna f*** with yours."
Kanye was crying so hard, it was difficult to understand what he was saying...
via: TwitterThe man is clearly in a lot of pain which arises so much concern about him running for president.
So it's safe to say that even in recent months, Kanye has been at the center of scandal after scandal.
via: Getty ImagesBut, if you cast your mind back to 2009, you may remember one of his most problematic moves to date.
Ringing any bells?In what turned into one of the most memorable moments of pop culture, Kanye decided to storm the stage after Taylor Swift - who was only nineteen at the time - won the award for “Best Female Music Video" at the VMAs.
Rather than congratulating her in a civilized manner, he did this:He snatched the microphone out of her hand and proceeded to tell the entire audience that “Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time," insinuating that she deserved the award over Swift.
And the entire time, Swift was stood there silently.
via: Getty ImagesBeyonce and Taylor Swift made up, but she and Kanye never did.
And over the next few years, things escalated.
via: Getty ImagesAfter Kanye reportedly apologized for the incident, in 2013, he decided to take the words back in a New York Times interview, saying “I don’t have one regret," and that his jumping and interrupting her on the stage “only led [me] to awesome truth and awesomeness."
And then in 2015, when these pictures from the Grammy's emerged, we thought it was all over...
via: Getty ImagesWest even went as far as nominating Swift to present him with the Vanguard Award, but we later found out that was all a lie from his behalf too.
2016 saw Kanye West take things to a whole new level.
via: Getty ImagesIn this turbulent year, he released the song “Famous", which featured the line “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex…"
And it gets worse as he also included this line:
via: Getty Images“Why? Because I made that b**** famous."
The song received massive attention for including such humiliating lyrics...
via: Getty ImagesAnd the video even went as far as featuring a naked wax figure of Swift. How is that even acceptable?
But Kanye West went on to say that he got Taylor's approval before it's release.
But what she failed to mention was that she edited it beforehand.
via: Getty ImagesThat’s right, Kim Kardashian, the queen of editing her photos, decided to edit the video to favor her husband before she posted it for the whole world to see but she got exposed for it.
So, it's safe to say that Swift eventually came out on top.
via: Getty ImagesBut now, Kanye has claimed that it was a higher power urging him to interrupt Swift on stage all those years ago.
He revealed more during an interview this week."Right now, God is giving me the information … If God ain't want me to run on stage and say Beyoncé had the best video, he wouldn't have sat me in the front row. I would've been sitting in the back," he said.
He continued."It wouldn't have made it so ridiculous of an idea because I had never heard of this person before, and Single Ladies is, like, one of the greatest videos of all time. And I was only drinking Hennessy because I didn't want to go to the awards show because it was a set-up."
Despite all this, Kanye goes on to admit that he didn't start reading the Bible until after his hospitalization in 2016.
via: Getty Images"God brought me to my knees multiple times. The first time that I was put into the hospital in 2016, I actually started reading the bible. That was part of what God hit me with. You know, God has a calling on all of us and he uses us in different ways."