And true to form, West apologized to Swift by posting the following on his blog late Sunday night: "I'M SOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM. I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD'VE SAID. SHE IS VERY TALENTED!" Late Monday he took to his blog again to compare the incident to the movie "Meet the Parents." "I feel like Ben Stiller in "Meet the Parents" when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave," Kanye wrote. "That was Taylor's moment and I had no right in any way to take it from her. I am truly sorry."
Other moments of note included:
Swift singing the song that won her a VMA, "You Belong With Me," on a subway platform and then a moving subway car.
Pink performing her hit "Sober" while simultaneously suspended in mid-air in a trapeze act.
Host Russell Brand apologizing to the Jonas Brothers for making fun of their chastity vows at last year's VMAs, then adding that they had to forgive him regardless because they're Christian.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys bringing down the house with their duet of "Empire State of Mind," off the epic rapper's just-dropped album, "The Blueprint 3."