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The People’s Choice Awards followed in the VMAs’ footsteps Wednesday night, encountering their very own Kanye West.
Just as the hosts of CBS’ The Talk took the stage to accept their People’s Choice Award for favorite daytime TV hosting team, audience member Zacari Nicasio stormed the stage, grabbing the microphone away from co-host Sara Gilbert. Shouting hip-hop artist Kevin Gates’ name and referring to Kanye West, the crasher yelled, “Yeezy jumped over the Jumpman,” before getting (literally) kicked offstage by Sharon Osbourne.
Sheryl Underwood grabbed the mic back and called for security, saying “You ain’t gonna pull no Steve Harvey up in here.”
An eyewitness told THR that following the event, LAPD placed him in handcuffs inside the People’s Choice venue in downtown Los Angeles before releasing him shortly after.
Nicasio then told THR that he does this often — he also says he crashed Kris Jenner’s 60th birthday party — saying that he’s trying to make a name for himself and that he went to the People’s Choice Awards “to tell everybody who I was.”
Adding that he was not inspired by Kanye West’s infamous VMA interruption, he told THR that he just wanted to promote his own music and pay respect to his music idols. “I had to shout out who I look up to: Kanye West and Kevin Gates,” he says. “I came here to do this tonight. I could honestly care less about what was going to happen.”
Meanwhile, The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler responded on Twitter:
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) January 7, 2016