"I shouldn't do this, because I'll just mispronounce sh*t and f**k it up," John Travolta joked to fellow presenter Queen Latifah onstage at the 2019 MTV VMAs. Thus it was Queen Latifah who announced Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" as the winner of Video of the Year.
All of which is only funny because Travolta still managed to f**k it up.
See, Swift brought along squad of her "You Need to Calm Down" co-stars, including drag queens Jade Jolie, A'keria Davenport and Trinity The Tuck, to accompany her to the stage during her acceptance speech. Unfortunately, Jolie, who played Swift in the video and dressed as her for the VMAs, beat the real Swift to the mic and was convincing enough that Travolta attempted to give her the Moon Person.
Watch the moment below on an endless loop forever:
John Travolta mistook Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift when handing over the award for ‘Video of the Year.’ 😂 pic.twitter.com/z8MsJtcp1V
While this mix-up was certainly more understandable than the Adele Dazeem fiasco, the still internet had a field day with it, as the internet is wont to do. "Adele Dazeem! You finally made it!" Drag Race winner Trixie Mattel tweeted, while Drag Race and A Star Is Born's Willem simply responded, "Iconic"