Kanye West Says Sorry

18 09 2009

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American rapper Kanye West was slammed on Sunday night after interrupting Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech for ‘Best Female Video’ at the MTV VMA’s. Seeking reconciliation, West apologized on Jay Leno’s new show ‘The Jay Leno Show’.

 In front of over 17 million viewers, West told Leno that “It’s been extremely difficult; I’m just dealing with the fact that I hurt someone“. He went on to say that “I only wanted to help people, my entire life; I always wanted to give and do something… I immediately knew in this situation that it was wrong… It was actually someone’s emotions that I stepped on. I’d like to be able to apologize to her in person“.

When asked what he thought his deceased mother Donda would have thought of his behavior, West paused for a long time. He then answered, “Yeah, obviously I deal with hurt and so many celebrities you know, they never take the time off, I’ve never really taken time off. … I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt“.

 He reconciled by saying “I need to, after this, take some time off and analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve. If there’s anything I can do to help Taylor in the future, to help anyone, I’d like to“.

 West has been condemned by a number of celebrities; rapper 50 Cent said that “Even an apology can’t replace what it feels like for the very first time receiving that award. Now in her head, ‘My first award was Kanye West.’ And it’s damaging“. Singer Pink posted on Twitter, “Kanye West is the biggest piece of [s***] on earth“. Katy Perry said “It’s like you stepped on a kitten” and Kelly Clarkson asked “What happened to you as a child? Did you not get hugged enough?” But if that wasn’t enough, the President of the United States Barack Obama labeled Kanye as a “jackass” and said he was “really inappropriate”.

 Taylor Swift appeared on the ABC television show ‘The View’, and told of her thoughts on his actions. “I’m not going to say I wasn’t rattled by it,” she said on the show, “I had to perform live five minutes later so I had to get myself back to the place where I could perform” and said that he had made an effort to contact her to apologize. After show, West did indeed call her and apologize. Swift told ABC News Radio that “He was very sincere in his apology and I accepted that apology“.

 References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_West_MTV_Video_Music_Awards_controversy#Controversies_and_debated_incidents

http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/celebrity-apologies-increasingly-taking-main-stage-1.1453964
http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/09/78643/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/09/14/kanye.west.reaction/index.html

http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/09/78615/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/15/obama-calls-kanye-west-jackass/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32861800/ns/entertainment-music/

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/tvblogs/taylor_swift_visits_the_view_accepts_iW7OOuj6BQpLe1oX8TVFNM

http://www.politico.com/click/stories/0909/did_obama_call_kanye_a_jackass.html

http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/music/obama-canes-kanye-west/2009/09/16/1252780339924.html

http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/15/obama-calls-kanye-a-jackass/

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