Taylor Swift's dad is glad he did not attend Sunday's MTVVideo Music Awards with his daughter, who was humiliated when Kanye West rushedthe stage to protest her win of the Best Female Video honor, the Reading Eaglereports.
Scott Swift told his family's hometown newspaper that he wasnot sure how he would have responded to Kanye.
As he watched the incident on TV, he hoped she would beokay.
"You've been through a lot, Taylor, so how are you going toget through this one?" Scott recalled thinking.
Scott was pleased, watching her sing her VMA winning song"You Belong With Me" atop of a taxi outside of event venue Radio City Music Hall.
"She was pretty upset, but she pulled it off," Scott said. "Taylor proved once againthat she was able to turn it around."
It was not the first time Taylor had to perform under pressure, Scottadded. When she was 10, she was asked to sing the national anthem at a localminor league baseball game with just three minutes prep time.
Participating in a 1950s promotion for the Reading Phillies,Taylor was scheduled to sing songs from "Grease." But when the person booked tosing the national anthem backed out at the last minute, the organizer asked if Taylor could do it.
"She was 10, she'd never done it before, but she did it,"Scott said.
Scott said Taylor and her family did not hold a grudge.
I give Taylor and her family credit. Though I am anxious to find out what Taylor's mom said to Kanye backstage. Hopefully, Kanye will snapped out of his funk before he accidentially tries to take an award from 50 Cent.