Kanye West on BeyoncéQuote: "Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you…I’ma let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!" Year: 2009
Do We Believe It? The Kanye West-Taylor Swift VMA interruption will be forever immortalized in written time capsules of millennial pop culture. In 2009, Big Bad Ye cut off Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video ("You Belong With Me") to tell the world that Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" was one of the best visuals of all time. Mr. West had to be sipping that night. While the "Imma let you finish" moment provided tidal waves of memes, parodies and #kanyeshrugs to play with for years after, its easy to find videos more remarkable than a black and white dance instructional led by three leotard-clad ladies.