Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler did a spoof of Kanye West’s infamous hijacking of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards last night (November 3) – watch it above.
The band’s frontman Win Butler came on stage at the YouTube Music Awards to interrupt a gong being given to Taylor Swift for YouTube Phenomenom by saying that Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’ deserved the accolade, before throwing his mic onto the floor.
Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Eminem and MIA were just some of the artists who performed at the inaugural award ceremony last night.
The bash took place at Pier 36 in New York and was directed by Spike Jonze and hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts. It was completely unscripted, with the pair not even allowed to attend rehearsals.
Arcade Fire started the show, performing ‘Afterlife’ from their new album ‘Reflektor’. Directed by Jonze, their video featured actress Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached, Arthur).
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga performed new track ‘Dope’ – with a video directed by Jonze and Milk. Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt played Earl’s track ‘Sasquatch’ from his second album ‘Doris’ with a video directed by Tyler’s alias Wolf Hayley.
MIA played ‘ Come Walk With Me’ from her new album ‘Matangi’ with a video directed by Fafi, which shows models wearing her new clothing line for Versace.
Finally, Eminem played ‘Rap God’ from his forthcoming new album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’.