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Kanye West apologizes to Taylor Swift

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Before the MTV Video Music Awards even came to an end, rap star Kanye West had taken to his blog and issued an ALL-CAPS apology to country star Taylor Swift and her mother. "I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would've said," Kanye wrote in his explanation for interrupting Swift's VMA win.

Moments after Swift won the MTV VMA for best female video for "You Belong With Me,"  West appeared onstage and interrupted her speech. Swift was in the midst of talking about the difficulty country artists face in crossing over on MTV when West declared that the award should have gone to Beyoncé for her "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." 

Throughout the remainder of the night, the VMA crowd at New York's Radio City Music Hall let West hear it, booing loudly anytime his name was mentioned. Pink, a performer on the telecast, took to her Twitter, and blasted Kanye -- its R-rated language prevents us from linking to it. 

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West apparently didn't stay to see the awards through, and wrote on his blog that he watched the rest of the show "at the crib." "I'm sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom," West wrote. He also took a moment to praise Swift, and wrote that he likes "the lyrics about being a cheerleader and she's in the bleachers."

He continued, "I'm in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!" He added that Beyoncé's video remains "the best of the decade," and he apologized to his fans for letting them down.

West also tried to explain his reasons for interrupting Swift. He wrote: "Everybody wanna boooo me but I'm a fan of real pop cuture!!! ... I gave my awards to OutKast when they deserved it over me ... that's what it is." At the 2007 BET Awards, West attempted to give his trophy to OutKast's Big Boi and rap act UGK for their "International Player's Anthem."

Swift eventually did get a chance to give her acceptance speech. When Beyoncé won video of the year, she gracefully noted that she'd had her share of award-show moments, and called Swift back onstage.

This wasn't the first time West has had an award show outburst. He interrupted the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards when he lost to Simian and claimed his clip should have won. In 2005, West noted that he would "have a problem" if he didn't win the Grammy for album of the year. He didn't win.

Shortly after posting his apology to Swift, West took a moment to commend tennis star Serena Williams, who also came under criticism this weekend in New York for an outburst at the U.S. Open.

--Todd Martens

Top photo: Kanye West and Taylor Swift / Associated Press
Middle photo:
Screenshot of Kanye West's apology.

 
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kanye GET OVER YOURSELF. HONESTLY, WHO TOLD YOU THAT ANYONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK? DO WHAT YOU DO WELL AND TALKING ISNT ONE OF THEM. YOUR FANS MADE YOU, THEREFORE WE TAKE-TH AWAY. REMEMBER THAT, AND STOP BEING A FOOL. HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND SHUT UP!!!

Kanye west is a rapper who loves the lime-light, he doesnt do it because he just likes to make music, he's a jerk, and taylor swift is actually talented, without any technology. She is a great singer, and the fact that he interrupted her, he should have been escorted out of there. He's a prick.

I have never really like Kanye's attitude..this just putting the topping on the cake for me, now whenever i hear his music i am going to be more disgusted about him. That was just down right disrespectful, Sorry Kanye take your moon man and walk....OH WAIT you didn't win one...OUCH!!!!

No one cares. These are the MTV VMA's. When was the last time this awards show was relevant?

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Kanye West is a wannabe rapper. You can't rap and want to look like someone cool. Your rude manner indicates that your mama didn't teach you right and where is your mama??

Kanye West...no one likes you. Stop trying to be a tough guy....gay man~

That’s what people get for making this fool think that we want to hear his stupid ideas on politics or anything else in his stupid ignorant head. When he spoke about George Bush everyone just loved it. Now you don’t like it when it is someone you like. The man has no respect for anyone or any body. He is a jerk…

What he did was unacceptable, it was her first time on that stage and now shes going to remember it for the rest of her life.. kanye has no class, he still acts like a street raper, i dont know why they let someone like him on stage,,...what beyonce did for her was really nice...
his apology is as fake as he is and someone needs to knock him off those clouds

ShuanaM, this has nothing to do with the race. I think you need to grow a healthier self-esteem if Kanye affect your view of your race. Kanye needs to grow up, show some humility, period. I think he has not mourned his mother and he is acting out.

Kanye, you need to GROW UP!!! You were rude, disrespectful, ignorant towards such a lovely talented young lady , Taylor. I don't give a damn as to
who YOU think should have won, we don't care about your opinion, keep it
to yourself. You ruined Taylors evening, as you did mine, and probably millions of others....I loved your music, but as of today, I no longer will be your fan!! An apology from you to Taylor is not enough, you just ruined it for yourself.

P.S. I can't believe he's trying to piggy back on Serena Williams. Williams WAS in the spotlight because she was playing a very high stakes, high profile tennis match on live television. She disagreed with a call during that match that directly affected her. She had an outburst with the line judge, it cost her the match. Kanye jumped into the spotlight during something that had nothing to do with him and he made an ass out of himself. Now he's trying to act like he and Serena are in it together. Why? Because she is African American like him? There is no connection Kanye. And for the record (although a different discipline) Serena is 100 times more talented than you. Again, get over yourself.

Hi I have read the appology and its like Kanye is almost trying to justify what he did.

Just another example of a low-class ghetto punk with no manners, or courteousness.

Its how they are raised !!

kanye: taylor is 19, which is likely why you chose to speak with her mom--rather than her--backstage. you stole from a teenaged girl. you harmed her. you embarassed her. then you bailed.

i genuinely hope this hurts you financially, since you have no moral fiber that can be injured.

I DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO TAYLOR, HER FAMILY, & HER FANS FOR KANYES OUTBURST. REGARDLESS WHO WE THINK SHOULD HAVE ONE NO ONE CAN MAKE AN EXCUSE FROM TAKING AWAY FROM SOMEONES MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT. BOTH BEYONCE & TAYLOR ARE BOTH VERY TALENTED SINGERS & VERY DIFFERENT AT THE SAME TIME. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR KANYES ACTIONS. IT WAS VERY IMMATURE OF HIM & VERY DISRESPECTFUL. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD HAS SEEN THIS. HE NEVER THOUGHT OF THE OUTCOME OF HOW MANY PEOPLE HE WAS GOING TO HURT & PISS OFF. SERIOUSLY KANYE YOUR JUST BECOMING A ALL TIME MESS UP. I THINK THIS SHOULD BE A EYE OPENER FOR ALL TV SHOWS ECT. THAT PEOPLE LIKE KANYE SHOULDN'T BE GIVEN 2ND CHANCES & THAT TAYLOR SWIFT SHOULD GET A APPOLOGY ON TELEVISION BY KANYE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE HOW BIG OF A ASS HE MADE OF HIMSELF. HIS "TRUE FANS" WOULD KNOW HE WAS OUT OF LINE.

Wow...I just got finished watching the VMA's. I hit rewind about 1,000,000 times after I saw that moment. How epic. I rewatched it just to see Taylor's face. It was so sad seeing her speechless after Kanye took the mic from her. She had such a "hold back the tears and just wait til the moment passes" look on her face. That was very ignorant of Kanye, considering an hour and a half later, Beyonce won best video of the YEAR. I definitely have my heart out there for Taylor Swift.

Kanye.... You're a bitch and still no one can explain why you are here..... The moment is always bigger than you! Deal with it!

Seriously I feel what you did was completely rude and not classy at all!!..I had to watch that three times to really believe that you stoop to that level!...the apology I feel was still not REALLY an apology it was rude comments in the apology!..its not up to you KAYNE to decide, if it was the awards would have been " Kayne's Choice" but it wasn't! I think you should be band from going to the awards, you need to learn to control yourself!..completely rude at your age, and not your shoe size for once please!!!...and be a man, and apologize to her face, and not on some darn twitter website!!!..dont be a dam coward!

CLASSLESS IDIOT!

I've always thought that his music was OK, and never bought his CDs. The first time I heard him live was American idol.... OMG he sounds horrible! w/ out those voice enhancing tools he sucks! He's always been a cocky POS, when his mom was taken away from him, I think that God was putting him in check, but this man will never change. BOYCOTT HIS MUSIC...how long are we gonna put up with this MORON?!?!

Snyder,
Shes actually 19 soon to be 20.

And yeah Kanye acted like a complete ass but did you really expect anything different from him. He's always been like that so idk why this is so surprising to everyone.

Wow! Say bye-bye to your career Kanye! You showed the true you. I used to respect your work; but no longer!

Regarding Kanye West, I have two words: PERSONALITY DISORDER.

get over it.
lol.

I feel sorry for you. Your late mother was a real compass for you, and without her you have lost your way. I'm not sure your apology was sincere, probably politically motivated, but I hope you find guidance and peace in your future. Please seek help to become the man that God wants you to be. Make your dear mother proud.

 
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