Though Kanye West's jaw-dropping VMA outburst almost felt scripted, an overwhelming majority of TVGuide.com readers firmly believe the incident was not a pre-planned stunt.
Eighty-four percent of voters in a TVGuide.com poll think West acted of his own volition when he jumped on stage and ripped the mic out of Taylor Swift's hand to declare that Beyonce should have won the category. The remaining voters, however, believe the whole thing was an attempt to generate buzz.
A source for MTV assured TVGuide.com that the mishap was not staged and that the rapper was kicked out of the event for his unacceptable actions.
West, who posted an apology on his blog following the show that said he was "sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift" for "taking away from her moment," has since deleted the message and updated it with new words of regret. "I feel like Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave," West wrote in the new post. "That was Taylor's moment and I had no right in any way to take it from her. I am truly sorry."
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