Rapper Kanye West infamously interrupted country singer Taylor Swift at last year’s MTV VMAs during her acceptance speech for Best Female Video. Now almost a year after the microphone snatch heard around the world he used his twitter account to apologize on Saturday as well as post many other tweets – typos included – about the matter.
“It starts with this… I want to win there hearts back so I can continue to bring my take on culture to the masses with a clean opinion. I wish they all knew how much I really cared about music and pop culture and art and peoples feelings. I wish I could talk to every hater face to face and change there a opinion of me one conversation at a time. I’ve hurt, I’ve bled, I’ve learned. I only want to do good.”
About the VMA incident West writes:
“Why was it made into such a race issue. Taylor loves rap music… I love country music. There’s a layer of… Entertainment… we are entertainers and this is only TV… not the War. There’s a layer of… hey Kanye said what I was thinking. Beyonce didn’t need that. MTV didn’t need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn’t want or need that. I am not a bad person. Even in that moment I was only trying to do good but people don’t always need my help. 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. Yes I was that guy. A 32 year old child.”
During the last year’s VMAs, West ran on stage after Swift started her award acceptance speech, took the microphone away from her and said Beyonce should have won instead. He was vilified for this in the media.
“With new found humility … who am I to run on stage? I would never ever again in a million years do that. Sorry to let you down.”
This year Taylor Swift (“Fifteen”) and Beyonce (“Video Phone”) are again nominated in the same category of Best Female Video.
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air Sunday September 13 at 9 pm.