Kelly Rowland: Beyonce Kept It "Classy" During Kanye Outburst

Celebrity News Sep. 14, 2009 AT 2:45PM
Kelly Rowland: Beyonce Kept It "Classy" During Kanye Outburst Credit: Arnold Turner/

Kelly Rowland is applauding Beyonce, her former Destiny's Child partner, for the mature way she handled herself at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

After winning video of the year, Beyonce, 28, invited Taylor Swift, 19, on stage to finish her Best Female Video acceptance speech, which Kanye West, 32, famously interrupted earlier in the night because he felt Beyonce deserved to win.

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"Beyonce is such a classy, gracious woman," Rowland, 28, told at Monday's Jill Stuart fashion show in NYC. "I actually Tweeted that, and everybody was like, "It's so true.'"

Rowland said she thought West's stunt was "disturbing."

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"I think that as a music industry and a fellow artist, it’s important to know that there is room for everybody," she told Us. "Kanye is a genius -  no one takes that away from him, but [he should] be moral and be a [good] person."

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VMA host Russell Brand defended West, who later apologized for the incident, during an interview on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Monday.

"We're just people; we all do things that are a bit silly sometimes," he said. "Calm down; no one died."


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