After receiving Billboard's Woman of the Year award Friday, Beyoncé spoke to radio host and O: The Oprah Magazine editor-at-large Gayle King in one of her first interviews since the tirade.
"I knew his intentions and I knew he was standing up for art," Beyoncé told King. "When they didn't call my name, he was completely shocked. When he walked on the stage, I was like 'No, no, no!' He spoke and I'm like, 'Oh, no, no, no!'"
The singer-actress was grateful that the ceremony at least closed on a good note.
"In the end, it ended up being a great night. Taylor Swift did get her moment and I didn't have to make an acceptance speech," Beyoncé said.
Watch the full interview here: