After premiering their new "Out Of Africa"-themed video for "Wildest Dreams" at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards preshow, Taylor Swift and her video director extraordinaire Joseph Kahn took the stage to accept the award for Best Female Video for "Blank Space."
Swift beat out Beyoncé (“7/11″), Nicki Minaj (“Anaconda”), Sia (“Elastic Heart”) and Ellie Goulding (“Love Me Like You Do”) for the Moonman.
Swift has been all about #squadgoals at the VMAs, squashing the beef with Nicki at the top of the show and showing up with the whole "Bad Blood" crew on the carpet. True to form, after thanking her fans and her video co-star Sean O’Pry, Swift turned the mike over to Kahn, who has called Swift "my personal Michael Jackson.”
"[I want to thank] Taylor Swift -- [she] is the most amazing collaborator and, Taylor, it's a jaded world, but it's hard to believe there's someone as nice, as awesome as you that's as beautiful and as talented all in the same combination. ... You inspire us," Kahn said.
Well, he's no slouch himself. Dude has directed videos for the likes of Shakira, Aaliyah, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Mariah Carey, Jordin Sparks, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent and Destiny’s Child.
Earlier in the evening, Tay and Kahn scored the VMA for Best Pop Video for "Blank Space" -- and these two Moonmen might not be their last tonight. They're also up for Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. So, in short, basically everything.
Mad love indeed.