Taylor Lautner thinks Taylor Swift's 2009 VMAs hiatus was a 'skit'

Many people forget that the infamous VMA moment — when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s speech — is a tale of two Taylors. Swift's ex-boyfriend, "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner, presented the award. He finally shared his thoughts from his own perspective. (Spoiler: the word "skit" is used.)

On the Feb. 1 episode of "The Squeeze," the podcast Lautner co-produces with his wife, Taylor Dome, he shared the career moments he wants to relive. "It was probably at the 2009 VMAs when I presented Taylor with the award," he said, because apparently, the actor misunderstood what was happening on stage. "[I]didn't know the Kanye thing wasn't a skit."

To recap: Lautner presented his then-girlfriend with the award for Best Female Video for "You Belong to Me," and gave Swift a big hug as she took the stage. As Swift was delivering her acceptance speech, West walked over and snatched the microphone from her hand. "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos ever. One of the best videos ever!" the "Heartless" rapper on stage Announce. It would go down as one of the most infamous moments in VMAs history and would spark a long-running feud between the two musicians.

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Lautner co-starred with the "antihero" singer in the 2009 film "Valentine's Day," playing high school students in love. They continued their romance off-screen, dating briefly from August to December of that year. During the podcast, Lautner recalled that they had just gone public with their relationship during the VMAs, which made things even more awkward. "I gave her the award, so I gave her the award [and] I took five steps back and stood five feet behind her," Lautner told his co-hosts. "Kanye jumped on stage during his thank you speech."

The Scream Queens star continued: "I could barely hear them. I couldn't see them. I just assumed this whole thing was a practiced and rehearsed skit, otherwise why would Kanye West dance What about going on stage and interrupting Taylor Swift?"

Unfortunately, his epiphany came a bit late. Lautner continued his story, saying: "He jumped down and she was done, and when she turned around and I saw her face for the first time, I was like, 'Oh. No, that's not good."

Swift wrote about the moment in her diary on September 18, 2009. She wrote: "Ah...things that could change in a week. If you had told me that one of the biggest stars in music would jump on stage and announce that he didn't think I should win on live TV, I would have said "That kind of thing doesn't really happen in real life," she wrote, before adding, "Well... apparently it does."