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Madge & Kanye -- It's All About Me!

9/14/2009 10:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift were honored last night at the VMAs -- but thanks to Madonna and Kanye West, you'd barely know it.

Madonna & Kanye
From Madge's opening speech, which was as much about herself as Michael, to Kanye's Taylor Swift diss, it was a self-serving night.

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Doug    

I think a lot of folks missed what Madonna was going for: Michael was so huge and had such an international appeal and no other artist could match him in that respect except Madonna. As she pointed out that while Michael may have been condemned by many, so too was she. I think that strengthened any kind of connection or bond they may have had and rather than trying to draw attention to herself she was trying to make the public aware of the authenticity and depth of her words by their (her and Michael's) shared common experiences.

1814 days ago
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Tired    

Madonna isn't the only narcissist these days. Someone else can't stay away from cameras talking about how wonderful he is. It's embarrassing!

1811 days ago
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Sono    

At least Madonna covered up her hands & arms this time.

Kanya is still a racist Douchebag.

1828 days ago
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aydaliz    

WFT???? WHO LET HER TALK??? SHE'S WAS ALL ABOUT HER.... SHE SUX I GUESS THATS ALOT BETTER THEN A DOUCH LIKE KANYE

1828 days ago
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Amanda    

The ONLY thing that kept Madonna of the front page of the news for being so narcissistic last night was Kanye. Madonna should thank Kanye and then Kanye should go away!

1828 days ago
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susan    

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Madonna's speech was self serving and had more to do with herself than MJ. This is the same woman who took movie cameras to her mother's grave to show her rolling around on it.

1828 days ago
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Punkarazzi    

Madonna's speech was actually great. She has a unique perspective on Mike, and is one of the few people on this planet who can relate to fame on that level. Kanye's just a loser.

1828 days ago
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just sayin    

I actually liked Madonna last night. I thought she did a good job! Give her a break TMZ. You can't even compare Kanye's diss to her speech. Kanye was sooo disrespectful!

1828 days ago
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letz byonest    

madonna you did great! kanye - not so much

BEYONCE HAS SO MUCH CLASS!!!!

http://invazion.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/vma-newz-beyonce-has-so-much-class-and-gives-taylor-the-mic/

1828 days ago
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haskel420    

DIDNT beynce win enuff anyway..and she won BET awards and all that for her music..KAYNE IS JUST A P.O.S. if it had been a black girl that won over B he wouldnt have cared

1828 days ago
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sue    

i found madonna to be very respectful in her speech and i truly felt she was very sorry for not keeping up with michael and his frienship, and for that i think she did a great job.i didnt feel she needed the fame she is a icon all on her own. however kanya was being very disrespectful to swift and he should have been escorted out which he was, who is he to say anything about anyone else, he needs to look at himself before passing judgements.. I SAY HE AINT ALL THAT ANYWAY!!!! BUT THAT IS MY OPINION NEVER REALLY CARED MUCH FOR HIM !!!! SUE FROM TAMPA

1828 days ago
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THISISIT again MJ breaks records    

I for one liked the fact that she admitted that she and all the other celebs and of course witch hunt media turned their backs on MJ. They all made a laughing stock of him.

She did what most others wont do she own up to the disgusting way you all treated him.


KING OF POP FOREVER!!!!!!!

1828 days ago
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Krystal    

im glad beyonce did that!! makes me like her that much more!!

1828 days ago
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shuffler    


Man, all this and Tequila's twitter page set back to UNprivate.
I can't cope...

1828 days ago
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HasBeens    

I guess I need to listen to Madonna's speech again because I didn't find it self-serving at all. I was touched by the speech. I think she did a great job; better than MTV promoting this as a Michael Jackson tribute just to get ratings. Smart of them to open and close with MJ so fans would have to watch the whole show, but I didn't think they did any more of less of a tribute than BET, and they had lots more time! At least BET has consistently honored MJ since his death...MTV just jumped on the bandwagon to promote their lame as usual VMAs.

1828 days ago
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