Kanye West narrowly avoided a beating from Kings Of Leon star Nathan Followill at the MTV Video Music Awards in September (09) after he invaded the stage to protest Taylor Swift's Best Female Video win.
Followill reveals he was incensed when the rapper ruined his fellow Nashville, Tennessee native's big moment and had to be restrained by his bandmates as he made moves to charge towards the Stronger hitmaker.
Bandmate Jared Followill tells Spin magazine, "I think Nathan was gonna try to punch Kanye. We were two rows behind him, and Nathan was flipping him off, saying, 'F**k you'.
"I was like, 'Dude, if you try to hit him, it's not even gonna be a fight between you and him - it's gonna be our security guards and his security guards.'
"And it would have made it even worse for Taylor. So we peeled out."
Swift later repaid the band for their support by stating their show, which she attended after the VMAs, was the best she saw in 2009.