03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Beyonce: Kanye Was 'Standing Up For Art' At VMAs

The other woman at the center of the Kanye West Video Music Awards shout-out scandal is finally speaking out.

Beyonce Knowles, whose loss to Taylor Swift in the Best Female Video category prompted West to storm the stage and steal the microphone from Swift at the Sept. 13 ceremony, says she understands the rapper's motivation.

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