News: Kanye West Ends Silence On Taylor Swift Incident, "People Tweeted That They Wish I Was Dead"
Sunday, Sep 5, 2010 10:19AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has ended his silence on the controversial Taylor Swift MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech interruption from last year and issued an apology to the country singer.
Writing via Twitter, Yeezy questioned they media's spin on what went down last September.
"Man I love Twitter... I've always been at the mercy of the press but no more... The media tried to demonize me," Ye tweeted yesterday (September 4th).
"They wanted yall to believe I was a monster in real life so you guys wouldn't listen or buy my music anymore."
"I feel like they were waiting for the opportunity to go in all the way on me and when it came they beat me to a pulp"
"With the help of strong will, a lack of impathy, a lil alcohol and extremely distasteful & bad timing ... I became George Bush over night"
"How deep is the scar... I bled hard.. cancelled tour with the number one pop star in the world ... closed the doors of my clothing office"
"Had to let employees go... for the first time I felt the impact of my brash actions ... I felt the recession from an ownership side"
"People booed when I would go to concerts and the performer mentioned my name."
"I was chilling with this white girl having a conversation and she cut me off and said... Hold up... I thought you didn't like us?!"
"People tweeted that they wish I was dead... No listen. They wanted me to die people. I carry that. I smile and take pictures through that"
"I wrote a song for Taylor Swift that's so beautiful and I want her to have it. If she won't take it then I'll perform it for her"
"She had nothing to do with my issues with award shows. She had no idea what hit her. She's justa lil girl with dreams like the rest of us."
"I watched Justin Timberlake at the Grammies loose every televised award including album of the year which the Dixie Chicks won" (Kanye West's Twitter)
Ye continued the tell-all tweets by calling out how much racial tension was built behind his incident.
"It's not about race America. No one in our position ever stands up and says anything anymore.," he added.
"I have given my awards to other groups multiple times on national TV... They never showed that this past year during the massacre of Kanye"
"Yes I was that guy. A 32 year old child."
"When I woke up from the crazy nightmare I looked in the mirror and said GROW UP KANYE ... I take the responsibility for my actions"
"Why was it made into such a race issue. Taylor loves rap music... I love country music."
"I want to win there hearts back so I can continue to bring my take on culture to the masses with a clean opinion."
"It starts with this..."
"I'm sorry Taylor." (Kanye West's Twitter)
This year's Video Music Awards host Chelsea Handler has said a possible reunion between Swift and West could be in the works.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on his KISS-FM radio show Thursday, Handler previewed her emceeing technique and said she hoped to reunite two strange bedfellows: Kanye West and Taylor Swift. "I'd like to get them together," Handler, 35, told Seacrest. "We've never really seen them together since then. They were supposed to be together on SNL, but then that didn't end up happening...We'll try to think of something clever to do with them, because that would be really fun." (PEOPLE)
Speaking on her "American Boy" collaborator, singer Estelle recently gave an opinion of West's MTV Video Music Awards incident with Taylor Swift last fall.
"I was surprised by the amount of crap he got. It was like, do you know this guy? Come on now everyone, stop being surprised," said Estelle, who collaborated with West on the single "American Boy." "I don't think he will have any problems coming back. He speaks the absolute truth, no editing or tailoring. I thinks that's why every time he comes back everyone is really excited." (NBC Miami)
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m.
Check out last year's Taylor Swift incident down below: