In a not-all-that-helpful attempt at post-award-show damage control, Kanye West isssued an apology to Taylor Swift on his blog after jumping on stage during the 19 year old Best Female Video acceptance speech during Sunday night's VMAs. It's no longer up there at KanyeUniversity.com, but while it was, it said this, IN ALL CAPS:
“I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom. 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 booooo me but I’m a fan of real pop culture!!! No disrespect but we watchin’ the show at the cribe right now cause…. Well you know!!!! I’m still happy for Taylor!!!! Boooyaawww!!!! You are very talented!!!!! I gave my awards to OutKast when they deserved it over me… That’s what it is!!!! I’m not crazy yall, I’m just real. Sorry for that!!! I really feel bad for Taylor and I’m sincerely sorry!!! Much Respect!!!!!”
Was the whole thing staged? I wouldn't underestimate MTV's cynicism in pre-planning water cooler and social media Monday morning discussion topics, but it looked pretty real to me, as a convincing third W in the Wilson-Williams-West week of unhinged outbursts by famous (or infamous) people who can't keep themselves under control in public.
Also, on Twitter, Doylestown native and all-around-tough-girl Pink swiftly tweeted to Swift's defense, and gave West a piece of her mind, and asked to be quoted. Watch out, Kanye.
Previously: Totally Uncool Kanye