News: Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift, "I'm Not Crazy Y'all, I'm Just Real"
Monday, Sep 14, 2009 10:25AM
Kanye West reportedly took to his daily blog following last night's on-stage rant at the MTV VMAs and vowed to apologize to country singer Taylor Swift for interrupting her acceptance speech.
Originally posted on Ye's blog, the Grammy-winning rapper broke down his respect and admiration he has towards Swift's talent.
"I'M SOOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM," Yeezy wrote. "I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD'VE SAID SHE IS VERY TALENTED! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHE'S IN THE BLEACHERS! ................... I'M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT!...............BEYONCE'S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! I'M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! I'M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!! EVERYBODY WANNA BOOOO ME BUT I'M A FAN OF REAL POP CULTURE!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHIN' THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE .. WELL YOU KNOW!!!!! I'M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER ME... THAT'S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!!!! I'M NOT CRAZY YALL, IM JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND I'M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT." (You Heard That New)
Reports have speculated that Yeezy's on stage rant during the live broadcast was staged.
Moments after Taylor Swift's win for Best Female Video ('You Belong With Me') was announced tonight at MTV's Video Music Awards, a furious Mr. West ran onstage, grabbed a mic, and interrupted her acceptance speech to announce his belief that Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' deserved that award instead. (Entertainment Weekly)
The move reportedly struck a cord with Swift following the incident.
'Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish, but Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!,' Kanye shouted to a mortified Swift and the speechless audience. According to sources at the VMAs, Swift was seen hysterically crying backstage after Kanye's outburst, making it convenient that her performance of 'You Belong to Me,' which immediately followed the acceptance speech, was prerecorded. Wale, who is serving as MC for the house band, told the crowd, 'You can't fault a man for speaking his mind,' which was promptly met by boos from the Radio City Music Hall crowd. (Rolling Stone)
Taylor was later invited back to the stage by Beyonce.
Beyonce later gave the 19-year-old a do-over, calling her to the stage in the middle of her own win for the coveted 'Video of the Year' award. "This is amazing," Beyonce said. "I remember being 17-years-old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny's Child and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life, so I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment." (The Boom Box)
Check out Kanye West's public address below: