The Moment: In late August, Tyler, The Creator bested Big Sean, Foster the People, Kreayshawn, and Wiz Khalifa to take home the Best New Artist award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards show. After accepting the award from Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner, Tyler launched into an expletive-filled speech and later collapsed into Kanye West's arms when he stepped off the stage in tears.
Our Reaction: Yeeeeeeeah! Usually, MTV goes with the safe pick here or the one non-rap act ends up taking home the victory. So, we definitely didn't see them honoring Tyler. And yet, there he was on stage, cursing up a storm and showing off a $^%&!#@* of emotion in front of millions of people. Awesome. But, we do have to admit: We were kinda pissed that he didn't take home the "Video of the Year" honors, too, for "Yonkers."