Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards a few years ago is the joke that keeps on giving.
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler took on the Kanye role Sunday (Nov. 3) at the YouTube Music Awards. Swift’s video for “I Knew You Were Trouble” won the award for Phenomenon of the Year, and while she wasn’t there, several of the singer’s fans accepted it on her behalf.
Butler, apparently, objected, taking the stage for his (obviously planned) “I’ma let you finish” moment and claiming anyone who watched YouTube this year knows that the “Harlem Shake” meme was the true phenomenon. “So, whatever,” he said, before executing a textbook mic drop and walking off — to the seeming delight of the Swift fans, it appeared.