Kanye West has defended his famous stage invasion at the 2009 VMAs and dubbed his 'rants' as 'visionary breaks in pop culture'.

Speaking to Amp Radio, West briefly mentioned the incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards where he took to the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to say that Beyonce deserved the award more than Swift.

He said, "There's a lot of times in life when we're being held back on purpose. The moment people hate me the most for, at the awards show, that was inaccurate!

"Whether it was a plan to give Beyonce the award at the end, we still haven't seen a video as good as that video [Beyonce's Single Ladies video], like, five years later. There still hasn't been a video that good."

West is known for his opinionated views and added that he doesn't appreciate them being dubbed as 'rants'.

"'Rant' has a negative connotation, and these are inspirational, visionary breaks in pop culture. Every time I talk is a crack in the matrix.

"Nobody's going to fire me tomorrow, so I can say anything I want to say, and luckily I want to say positive things and I want to make my momma happy and I want to go God's work."

West most recently turned heads when he said that his fiancé Kim Kardashian is more influential that First Lady Michelle Obama.