September 14, 2009

West apologizes for VMAs outburst

Rapper Kanye West posted an apology on his official blog for rudely interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.

Swift's You Belong With Me clip beat out Beyonce's Single Ladies in the best female video category.

As Swift, 19, was expressing her thanks for the honor, West took the stage, grabbed the microphone away from her and proclaimed Beyonce's video one of the best of all time. His behavior prompted booing from the crowd.

I'M SOOOOO SORRY, West later said on his blog, admitting he was 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. ... I really feel bad for Taylor and I am sincerely sorry.

Usmagazine.com said Swift told reporters after the show she didn't intend to hold a grudge against West, who the magazine said was seen drinking from a Hennessy liquor bottle throughout the night.

I don't want to start anything because I had a great night tonight, Swift said.

Upon later winning the evening's top award for video of the year for Single Ladies, Beyonce invited Swift back on stage to finish her acceptance speech, which she did.