February 25, 2010 0:35

Kanye West 'crowned' Shockwaves NME Awards Villain Of The Year

Rapper’s MTV stage invasion sees him beat off Simon Cowell

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Kanye West has tonight (February 24) been unveiled as Villain Of The Year at the Shockwaves NME Awards.

The rapper beat off stiff competition to be voted top villain ahead of The X Factor's Simon Cowell, Liam and Noel Gallagher and Lady Gaga, who were also nominated.

The ceremony took place at London's O2 Academy Brixton, although West was not in attendence.

The rapper caused a scene at last year's MTV Video Music Awards when he invaded the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video award.

West interrupted her speech and told the crowd that Beyonce should have won for 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)'.

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