Jay-Z Spoofs Kanye West's Taylor Swift Incident at BET Awards

Celebrity News Jul. 2, 2012 AT 8:45AM
Kanye West and Jay-Z accept the award for Video of the Year during the BET Awards on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kanye West and Jay-Z accept the award for Video of the Year during the BET Awards on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty

Jay-Z pulled a Kanye on . . . Kanye!

At Sunday's BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Kanye West got a taste of his own medicine as he and pal/collaborator Jay-Z accepted their Video of the Year award for "Otis."

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After Jay-Z, 43, gave his thank yous, he turned the microphone over to West, 35 -- but then immediately interrupted him, quipping, "Hold on, Kanye, I'm gonna let you finish but . . ."

Kanye West jumps onstage as Taylor Swift accepts her award for the
Kanye West jumps onstage as Taylor Swift accepts her award for the "Best Female Video" award during the MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009 in New York City.
Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Both Watch the Throne artists cracked up and hugged. It wasn't quite so amiable back at the September 2009 Video Music Awards, when West infamously bum-rushed the stage as Taylor Swift accepted her Female Video of the Year award; while Swift looked on in horror, West rambled that the statue really belonged to none other than Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce, also in contention that year for her "Single Ladies" clip.

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Joked West at Sunday's BET Awards of that earlier incident: "[I was] trying to defend your girl!"

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Both Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) and West were accompanied by their loves for Sunday's big night, with fellow award-winner Beyonce, 30, and Kim Kardashian, 31, lending their support in the audience.

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