Kanye West did not attend the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards, but his spirit was alive and well as reality star Johnny Bananas decided to jump on stage to accept an award he did not receive and rant about why his show should have been the winner.
Our sources who attended Saturday’s taping of the award show tell us, during the award for “Reality Royalty” Johnny Bananas crashed the stage to accept the award even though ‘The Challenger’ was not the winner.
The category included the Nominees: “The Bachelor,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Jersey Shore,” “The Challenge,” and “Love & Hip Hop.”
“Love & Hip Hop” was the big winner, and as the cast made their way to the stage, Bananas also made his way to the stage and grabbed the mic to make a speech.
We are told he ranted on for a minute or two, addressing the crowed with “We finally won! After all these years, it’s about time MTV finally gives “The Challenge” the recognition it deserves. “
He continued, “All the other shows that got nominated are essentially paying rent in the genre we created.”
Finally, “At one point cast members of ‘Love and Hip Hop’ started to remove him from the stage after realizing what was happening. It seemed most of that cast, and others, did not know who Johnny Bananas actually was.”
In the end, “Love and Hip Hop” stars accepted their award and it was a great moment for their show.
Our sources say, “MTV is furious with Johnny Bananas for doing this are considering editing the entire incident out of the show.
Sources tell us it is unclear if he will face any discipline actions because of the outburst, but the issue is that both shows fall under the MTV/VH1 umbrella and this is their talent.
The show will air tonight 9 ET, unclear if any of this will actually make the air.
“The Challenge: Rivals II” final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City
TV personality Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio appears on MTV’s “The Challenge: Rivals II” final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City
Hannah Teter, Andy Dick, Mickey Gooch Jr., Johnny Bananas and guest attend the official wrap party for “The Head Thieves” at The Golden Box on February 15, 2015 in Hollywood, California
“The Challenge: Rivals II” cast members Jordan Wiseley, Paula Meronek, Marlon Williams, Emily Schromm, Frank Sweeney, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, Cara Maria Sorbello, Ryan Knight, Preston Roberson-Charles, Diem Brown, Aneesa Ferreira, Chris Tamburello, Jemmye Carroll, Camila Nakagawa, and Wes Bergmann attend MTV’s “The Challenge: Rivals II” final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City.
MTV’s Johnny Bananas hosts The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Atlantic Resort on April 1, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.