September 14, 2009

Kanye West Blogs Apology to Taylor Swift

Posted: 09:47 AM ET

Via ETonline

Kanye West has taken to his blog to issue an apology to singer Taylor Swift.

West wrote, "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!"

He admitted, "I'm in the wrong for going on stage and taking away her moment!"

This statement comes after West unexpectedly joined Swift on the stage as the young singer accepted the award for Best Female Video at MTV's "2009 Video Music Awards." Before a shocked audience, West proclaimed that Beyonce deserved that award for "Single Ladies."

He also wrote on his blog, "Beyonce's video was the best of this decade!!!...Everybody wanna booooo me but I'm a fan of real pop culture!!!"

Watch Kanye diss Taylor Swift at last night's VMAs:

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Honorine   September 14th, 2009 9:57 am ET

Knye went way overboard. Positive. But that didn't surprise me at all. He is an a-hole and evrybody knows that. He will always say what's on his mind whatever the situation. Yes, he appologized but i bet u if he was given another chance, he'll say it again. Ooops, he even repeated the same thing after his appology. I think he is sorry for humiliating Taylor, but not sorry for saying what he said. That i can bet money on.

I felt really bad for Taylor and i knew it that somehow in the midst of the show, Beyonce will do something about it. And i was so glad for her proving to the world that she is not only sexy and classy, but very professional and loving.

Love, Taylor(u deserve that award girl, i'm just sad ur best moment was kinda taken away) and Beyonce(way to go lady)

Honorine   September 14th, 2009 9:58 am ET

OMG! i can't even spell Kanye. Soryy guys. typing fast.

Anne   September 14th, 2009 10:00 am ET

I am disgusted by his behavior. He stole her moment and he stole the media's attention away from the tribute to the greatest entertainer the world has ever seen, Michael Jackson. Now instead of writing about how great Janet's tribute was or how awesome Madonna's speech was, they are talking about this moron who did it just to get attention. When entertainers act out like this it is a desperate bid for attention for themselves because they cannot get attention in a postive way. And it worked because everybody is talking about him. He manipulated the media exactly the way he wanted to. So did Congressman Wilson for calling the president a liar. He stole the spotlight from Obama's great speech. The media just wants to talk about Wilson and it has earned him hundreds of thousands of dollars and supporters for bad behavior. The lesson here is : bad behavior is rewarded by the media. The media is too busy chasing ratings to care that it is being used this way.

Honorine   September 14th, 2009 10:04 am ET

Kanye doesn't understand that people are given the opportunity to get to higher heights. I mean Beyonce having the best video of the year says a lot right there. But then, Taylor needs(and deserved it) a best female video to get to best video of the year. Kanye seems to ignore that transition but he forgets that he was once there too. It's a shame!!

Honorine   September 14th, 2009 10:07 am ET


Isn't there always that one thing that just throws people off? U're right about all that. Kanye is very disrespectful. That i knew long time ago and i've hated him for that ever since i noticed.

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 10:11 am ET

You know people are now bashing Kanye West and ripping him a new one for what he did but not doing the same the to Rep. Joe Wilson when he disrespected Obama. Something is wrong with this picture?

Now dont Get me wrong Kanye West was disrespectful last night and everyone wants to go after him. But remember like I said the same people bashing him was the same one singing his praises when he bashed Bush who was like it or not our President at the time. People need to get it together.

Wade   September 14th, 2009 10:24 am ET

What Kanye did was really a punk move, you couldn't have paid him to do that to 50 cent, Dr. Dre or Snoop Dog. Kanye's is an A-Hole everybody's got one, but he doesn't know where and when to use it.

Honorine   September 14th, 2009 10:29 am ET


i feel u, and that's right! The Joe Wilson thing slowly melted to the grown. whats up wit dat?

Honorine   September 14th, 2009 10:30 am ET

Im sorry i messed ur name up Jacquelyn

SLM   September 14th, 2009 10:36 am ET

A little too little, a little too late! Kanye is a loser and was rude and disrespectful to treat anyone the way he treated Taylor Swift. It isn't the Kanye West awards show and his opinion doesn't matter to anyone but himself. He's only sorry because he was booed off the stage...............Loser shouldn't be getting this much coverage.

busyellebee   September 14th, 2009 10:42 am ET

Kanye West was wrong, wrong, wrong to do what he did at the VMAs. But I can't help but think he may have had a point. Taylor was nominated with Pink, Lady Gaga, both of whom had better videos than Taylor's. However the best video in that catergory was Beyonce's by a mile.

However the time to protest was after the show not during Taylor's acceptance speech and definately not at a show meant to honour a past great music video artist.

Kanye should have waited, especially as Beyonce later won best video and then had to give her moment to Taylor instead of having the opportunity to enjoy her deserved win.

Kanye was very disrespectful to both Beyonce and Taylor – neither deserved that. In any event the true culprits are VMA, 1) for placing Taylor in same vein as Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga and Beyonce -because she is not in their league yet. Taylor is very talented yes, but putting youth and inexperience against experienced artists such as Pink is unfair and cheapens the award. 2) on a more serious note, the security at the awards is a joke. That could have been a crazed fan crashing the stage, and this could have turned in a horrific tragedy. How did Kanye manage get on the stage in the first place?

Kanye does have a habit of making sure his voice is heard and ok we may not always want to hear it, but there is a little thing called freedom of speech, so please stop all the calls for killing Kanye, Kanye must die etc etc etc – Kanye was very wrong to act in the way he did, but no one died, so lets put this into the correct perspective and calm down.

However with such freedoms, come great responsibility. A man in his 30s should know better than to disrespect people, especially that of a teenager. We dont know what is around the corner, that may have been her one and only chance to win an award. It is not her fault she won, attack the organizers not the victim of circumstance.

I hope one day that Taylor will win on true merit and that Kanye learns that there is a time and place to protest. His point is valid, but is now lost in the context of this actions. Worse of all, the focus was taken away from Michael Jackson's tribute, a man whose contribution to music allowed artists like Swift and West a platform to express their own unique talents on MTV. Dont forget if Michael did not challenge MTV and VMA to accept his music, we would never even have heard Swift or West. But I guess that's the VMAs – it is never really about the music, just all about the drama!

Charles Kotcher   September 14th, 2009 10:45 am ET

2 Million people (according to police estimates) in Washington D.C. peacefully protesting big government, but CNN reports that there was in the protest a "sub-culture with a dark undercurrent". Is it more "news-worthy" to make up the news than to report the facts?

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 10:52 am ET


No worries :). Yes it seemed to have been pushed under the rug.

But last night at the VMA'S that was staged. Taylor probably did not know. But MTV and others I am sure knew about.

lisa   September 14th, 2009 10:55 am ET

Love ya Kenya but YOU'RE WRONG FOR THAT! Glad you apologized quickly. Be glad Beyonce helped straighten that out for you a little.

denise   September 14th, 2009 10:58 am ET

morning Jacquelyn
Please help me understand the reason why it was staged.

denise   September 14th, 2009 10:59 am ET

Beyonce - gracious.

Kenya - that was unneccessary.

denise   September 14th, 2009 11:00 am ET

typo correction - Kanye

Raychil   September 14th, 2009 11:01 am ET

Like anyone would ever believe that slime bucket is sorry for anything.

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 11:03 am ET


Most of award shows are done that way.

denise   September 14th, 2009 11:05 am ET

Thanks. That poor girl,

Raychil - I read that he still stands by what he said.

sonnet   September 14th, 2009 11:23 am ET

Kanye is a spoiled child that throws temper tantrum when he doesn't get what he wants. There is a time and place for everything. He is an a hole and Taylor should not accept his apology. That's whats wrong today, people do things and then apologize and the public forgive them. Teach today's youth that it is o.k to be out spoken but behaviorally there is a way to do it. Remember these youths have to work at real jobs and they have to know that there is a way to conduct themselves under pressure.
He had poor judgement as always. Give him his pacifier.

Taylor, good luck to you in all your endeavors

Michelle D. Fonthill,Ont   September 14th, 2009 11:26 am ET

I feel so bad for Taylor Swift .Kanye West was rude and never should have upstaged her like that .I wonder what he would say or do if someone stormed up on stage and spouted off during his speech .How would he like that one .

Barber D Seville   September 14th, 2009 11:27 am ET

Kanye Kane wandering the earth to wrong rights....This is not a shocker as he is in search of venues in which to prove that Sasquatch really does exist! Undiciplined, uncouth, under-the-impression, unconscience, unseeing, under the weather, unsanitary, uneducated,
under a doctors care, undaunted and he will rise again!

Mara   September 14th, 2009 11:33 am ET

Definately staged for ratings sort of like when that one dude's behind landed in Eminem's face? I'm sure Taylor and Beyonce were both in on it.

Barbara   September 14th, 2009 11:36 am ET

Why didn't the show have security guards near the stage to prevent Kane from ruining Taylor's moment in the first place?

If you are not called up for an award-please remain seated.

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 11:39 am ET


Security was there. When they show it again look at where the security emerge from. Thats why people saying it was staged.

Honorine   September 14th, 2009 11:50 am ET

I didn't really catch up on it being staged. But again, in award shows like this, time is always of the essence and people have just a certain amount of time to say something. I wondered though, why they let him get access to the stage when he wasn't scheduled to talk in the first place. No doubt taylor couldn't refuse him the microphone why he was let on stage definitely baffled me. Now i see why.

Ann Crespo   September 14th, 2009 11:52 am ET

he stole away Taylor moment, he needs to be banned from everything and shame on MTV for allowing him on the stage, MTV is nothing but a joke, I only watched it to see thetribute to MJ, and he made this about him and not MJ, someone needs to take him down a couple of notches. PD and Jaycee where are you time to take a stand against his crap

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 11:54 am ET


The ratings have been down for award shows for a number of years now. Even the music itself seem to be fading. Now they knew they would be have numerous viewers because of Janet's tribute to Michael. Now all of a sudden she get upstage by this stuff. Who is the media talking about now, Janet and Michael, or Taylor, Kanye and Beyonce? I wouldnt be surprise if they didnt do this so the media wouldnt have something positive to say about Michael for a change.

lindafromnewyork   September 14th, 2009 1:08 pm ET

Mara and Jacqulelyn

I agree it was totally staged. I think maybe Taylor Swift did not know about it; because she looked totally surprised-MTV did it for ratings–and the whole thing about Kanye apologizing-Kanye usually stands his ground.

Mila   September 14th, 2009 1:12 pm ET

Kanye West – this guy proved himself as such a moron. His behavior was an utter disgrace and I don't think having his PR guys write a blog for him will help a lot.

I'm curious how come no one is commenting on his arrival at the ceremony with a bottle of Jack Daniels' in his hand.

pat davis   September 14th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Kanye West's behaivor is getting so old. He constantly does these things and then he turns around and aplologizes, and everyone's suppose to accept it. How dare him take the spotlight away from Michael and his tribute. He should be apologizing to more than Taylor Swift!

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 1:22 pm ET


It was Hennessy, and the organizers should have known better.

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 1:25 pm ET

It might have been staged to take the spotlight away from Michael's Tribute.

lindafromnewyork   September 14th, 2009 2:51 pm ET

Jacquelyn–I totally agree-Of course the organizers should have known better. If it was not staged–Kanye was totally wrong for doing that to Taylor Swift. If he was drunk then the organizers are also partly responsible. They just let people walk in A bottle of Hennessy– It may very well have been staged–instead of talking about Janet's tribute they are talking about Kanye and Taylor Swift.

Tessa   September 14th, 2009 2:57 pm ET

Even if Kanye West apologized, it was insincerely done because of the fact he has done this many times in the past! Kanye has stormed out on award shows before when he got angry when he wasn't nominated. He told the people he was the one who should have gotten the award instead of the other person. Kanye is a sore loser and extremely poor sport who has no respect for anybody who wins an award. I felt so sorry and bad for Taylor Swift for Kanye to ruin her high moment when when she was on the stage to accept her award. Her facial expression was crestfallen and shocked!

I admired Beyonce who was sensitive enough to pick up Taylor's embarassed emotions and was gracious and professional enough to have called Taylor back on the stage to regain her moment of recognition which was rudely taken away by Kanye. I highly advised to the award programmers never invite Kanye to any of these events.

Patty Biller   September 14th, 2009 3:45 pm ET

Foolish Kayne West's career will never be the same. Making himself to act childish was not career enhancing at all. Taylor came out looking like the star she is . She made a new fan of me last night, and I'm not even a big country fan. Sweet Taylor, you go girl!!!

Brooke   September 14th, 2009 3:48 pm ET

Kanye's behavior (AGAIN) last night was despicable. It would never have been tolerated in years past, but the music industry today has degenerated into violence, rudeness and lack of real talent. I hope that NBC and Jay Leno cancel his appearance tonight to send a message that a recording artist acting like a thug and stealing a golden moment from another recording artist and award winner will NOT be condoned.

txkboy   September 14th, 2009 3:50 pm ET

The reason the shows peep's didn't do anything about him is because, it makes great television!! Sure, Kanye is a punk who's notability is quickly fading, and he knows it. Props to Beyonce for her reaction. My homegirl knows how to "act right".

kathy   September 14th, 2009 3:55 pm ET

it is plain direspectable and shows how im- mature he is. grow up

Char   September 14th, 2009 4:09 pm ET

I heard him say that Taylor's mother spoke to him like his own mother would have – which is bogus. If Kanye's mother had been any kind of a lady he wouldn't have turned out like the the pile of dirt that he is. He says she was a loving, well mannered person but if that is true she certainly spent no time on his upbringing. This isn't the first time he has made a fool of himself in the process of hurting others. I think he got the crop circles cut too deep in his head....

Lori - Justice For Michael   September 14th, 2009 4:13 pm ET

Kanye - too little, too late. You are no gentleman. Your behavior is inexcusable. Obviously someone forgot to teach you your manners.

TJ   September 14th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

By his nasty behavior and attitude, Kanye West doesn't need fans to support him and his career. He had no business being on that stage while Taylor Swift's was being called. Why did he have to hog the stage and ruin Taylor's special moment and MJ's special tribute night!

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

Its not to late for Kanye West. Yes what he did was wrong. But MTV knew what Kanye was about and his reputation for it. People just dont run out of no where on stage like he did without security stopping them especailly when they are not schedule to speak. MTV always plan something but when something goes down they act like they dont know anything. Remember the Janet incident?

In fact this all worked out for all involved. Kanye will still sell records, and So will Taylor. Her fan based I am sure skyrocket since last night. So I doubt she is really that upset right now. Beyonce had to do what she did or her career would have suffered. MTV i am sure is loving this right now because they have received a boost in ratings and their site has been a hit since last night.

I wish all was this passionate when Obama was disrespected by Joe Wilson.

joanne ontario canada   September 14th, 2009 4:52 pm ET

Coward apologizes thru his blog! He should be a man and have a news conference publicly apologizing for being an unsensitive ASS!

janice   September 14th, 2009 4:52 pm ET

It was a disgrace what West did. In fact, the whole show, other than the MJ tribute and the movie trailer at the end, was a disgrace, just a bunch of trash. Artists these days either have to be half naked, engage in vulgar dancing, be a theatrical creature like Lady Gaga, get attention by outrageous means because they have no talent! Michael Jackson had talent beyond any of their wildest dreams. I thought it was a joke the way they made this big deal of the last anybody cared! What a joke the entire music industry has become.

Hats off to Beyonce for her gesture...that was truly classy. Glad Whitney is back with a CD. My God, the day Michael died is the day music and true entertainment died. We are so desperate for someone worth watching and listening to. Watch over us Michael and comfort us until we can join you!

lex   September 14th, 2009 4:55 pm ET

omfg its not a big deal evrybody shut uo and leave kayne alone its a freaking mtv vma award its not like she won a academy award or a grammy so move on already its ovr who cares kayne does this all the time he's still a great artist 2 me and beyonce shouldve won and he was rite

Kara   September 14th, 2009 5:37 pm ET

A blog apology is not an apology.

Now, on a second note... I was a bit dissapointed last night with the VMAs. This was to be a Tribute to and in Memory of Michael Jackson. I loved the opening and Janet was great. If I had to do what she did... well, lets just say I would never have made it through. I thought that the opening was wonderful, but felt that MTV should have paid more attention to Michael. He is what MADE mtv... I would have thought they would have had more in regards to "flash backs" of his past performances and awards won.

Terrie   September 14th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

Sorry Lex!!! I don't agree with your comments about Kanye! Even if he felt Beyonce was better, there is no absolute excuse for his rude behavior and his drinking bottle at the awards night..the special night belonged to Janet and the Jackson Family to pay tribute to MJ. As far as the viewers are concerned, Kanye's extremely rude behavior spoke louder than his singing ability! Why did he have to ruin the night for everyone including Taylor's mother who ended up crying. What Kanye did was extremely humiliating and very disrespectful in front of millions of tv viewers and plus, the people who attended the awards show! Kanye needs to get some psychiatric help to help him resolve his issues.

Gerald Jolly   September 14th, 2009 8:14 pm ET

Most recent statement by Kanye West.

Ah! wan ever body tu no thet ma hero are Chris Brown, but ah! dint heave a Rihanna tu smack round at the wards shaw so ah! cided tu hate on thet what gurl stead.

Ah! were backstage wit mah! crew en, we was smoken oar lest pap of creak an befoe ah! nowed it, ah! were on the stige wit thet what trash countra singen gurl, so ah! tot it were mah! tarn tu spake an so ah! sayed thet ah! tot Beeonce shod ah! one.

Ever tam ah! smoke da pap this kina ting heppens tu may.

In the world of people like Kanye West, they look at all country singers as "WHITE TRASH" and figure that it's O.K. to insult them "NOT"

Cali MJ Fan   September 14th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

The one thing this report is missing is that the original "blog apology" was written last night, right after Kanye's drunk butt was kicked out of the VMAs. It was also quickly removed from his blog and repleaced with another saying he felt like a "Focker" (referring to Ben Stiller and Meet the Parents).

Even Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Kanye. This isn't the first time this "young man" has done this, and not the first award show (AMA, Eurpoean MTV, etc). (laughing)... even Joe Jackson called for him to be boycotted (another word was used).

Instead of focusing on what the night was about– a celebration of winners but more importantly showing tribute to the man who paved the way for little jerks like West to perform, he stole the press. Sad.

Wonder what he will say on Jay Leno tonight– or if Rhianna and Jay-Z will decline to perform with him on stage. Should be interesting.

Madonna did a wonderful job with her tribute. So right on the money. Janet did her brother proud! Was really a beautiful Tribute. On a happier and sweeter note, Janet Jackson released a new single on her website as a thank you to her fans. Can't wait for her new album.

Gerald Jolly   September 14th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

Every morning when I do my toilet duties, and flush the results down the toilet, I feel as thought I have just flushed Kanye West down the sewer where he belongs.

michael armstrong sr.   September 14th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Kanyae west showed a great feeling of racial resentment Towards Taylor Swift and just shows a scar between black and whites people that is kept alive by mistrust.

Raul   September 14th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

The eulogy of Teddy Kennedy by Ted Kennedy Jr still brings me to tears. He is one of the last truly iconic political figures of our time. A MAN of the people for the people, ALL people

vallary   September 14th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

WHY is this jerk the news. What he did was wrong and what a shame that this is the only way he can make the news or get on TV. Why does the shows on TV have to be so rude and nasty . Why couldn't we just enjoy the music, ( I say some of the music) Some is just noise. Get a little class KENYA.

carol kesling   September 14th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

@ mila. it wasnt jack daniels, it was cognac,hennesy i do beleive..... beyonce is a class act all the way. and JANET JACKSON kudoa to you, you did your brother justice. not even that ASS KANYE CAN OVER SHADOW IT IF WE DONT ALLOW HIM TO... hopefully his fame will fade.. only the fans can tell the story !!!!!!!!!!!! the way he stumbled showed he was DRUNK , not that that is an excuse, i was very glad theyshowed him the DOOR !!!!!!!!!! hopefully it hit him in the ASS on the way out !!!!!!!!!!

Arlan   September 14th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

This time white people should throw out the race card!! Kenya would not have have done that to a sista!! From now on any time a black person has a confrontation with or vebally abuses a non-black, I'm throwing out the race card. If it is good for the goose it's good for the gander!!.......that includes Serena too!!!

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 9:56 pm ET


I think they did that when Joe Wilson disrespected Obama.

I think you all are upset of little things. Yes Kanye was wrong but I dont see any of this uproar for what Joe did to Obama.

Arlan   September 14th, 2009 10:05 pm ET


Did you read Maureen Dowd? She inserted the word "Boy!" into Joe Wilson's statement. I agree with Congressman Wilson when he says that he should not have shouted out at the President, he was wrong but that does not make him a racist!

You missed my point, I used an absurd example of Kanye and Serena to illustrate that just because two people involved in a confrontation are of different races, that does not, in itself, make either a racist.

Jacquelyn   September 14th, 2009 10:15 pm ET


You may not think so but others do. This would not have been done to any other President why him. Now if you feel the way you do fine. But there is a time and place for everything. Kanye was wrong in what he did, but I think some part of it was staged but it didnt go as plan. MTV is known for this. All in all everyone involved would come out on top even Kanye. Now if Kanye apologize and Taylor accepts it thats between those two.

Rachelle C. San Francisco   September 14th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Kanye West, really out did himself just to get attention. Everyone, in the audience especially Beyonce, had looks on their faces, as if this was a prank. But, then to look at poor Taylor ,standing up there totally humiliated was awful. I would like Kanye to think about, if this situation happened to him. How would He feel ? Maybe, one day we may get a chance to see his reaction.

Mr. Britt   September 14th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

@ Terrie, Lex doesnt care one bit if this was wrong of Kanye to do, all he see's is color. NOW if Taylor did this Kayne THEN Lex would have a problem with it....and thats the bottom line!

MaryRM   September 14th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

Kanye has been hitting the bottle long and hard for the last while and his friends and family need to get to him. He needs to the help of professionals before something really bad happens.

Cali MJ Fan   September 14th, 2009 11:02 pm ET

After watching Jay Leno, Kanye couldn't even pull his head out. Now he's going to take 'time off' to re-evaluate his life.

Well DUH. The entire country is furious with you Kanye, and rightfully so. So now you will hide out until it blows over, re-emerge at another awards show and do it again. Sad Sad Sad.

b   September 14th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

I felt so sorry for Taylor, it was her first award and she didn't get to enjoy it. Plus the greatest thing about the show was the tribute to Michael. And this incident has taken away all the attention. Sad.

carol kesling   September 14th, 2009 11:40 pm ET

@ cali mj fan,here we go i guarantee to he will announce that he is going into "REHAB"!!!!!!!!!!! that is the way they run away from it.....

Lori - Justice For Michael   September 15th, 2009 12:36 am ET

Kanye - a blog apology is almost as bad as no apology at all. Contact Taylor in person, with flowers and the most abject and sincere apology you can make. What you did was beyond inapropriate. This stunt only reflects poorly on you. Taylor handled herself with class, maturity and dignity. Please consider gaining these traits for yourself.

Tony   September 15th, 2009 12:49 am ET

How did Kanye end his statement.....something like I'm not crazy? He should have said I was just DRUNK.

Susan62509   September 15th, 2009 7:48 am ET

Joe Wilson has had bad media on a daily basis since his outburst. CNN has been writing about it daily on their home page. Joe's outburst was when Obama was stating "no illegals will get free medical insurance from the government health plan". Joe felt that wasn't true from what he had read from the plan.
Carol Kesling:

I agree with you 100%. Rehab will be his time off.
I don't feel Kanye's stunt was staged. If it was, he could have stated that immediately afterwards to prevent all the negative press. I think he drank too much. If MTV staged something to take away from a winner's time of gratitude, then many MTV supporters would be lost. Other things are pehaps staged, but those skits are done on the stage, not at the podium. IMO only.

Jacquelyn   September 15th, 2009 7:53 am ET


No they wont mention it at times either especailly if they receive a backlash. MTV are thrilled their ratings are up, and it was the same thing with Janet incident as well as Eminem's. You see they keep airing the same footage. Besides MTV knew he was drinking and let him in with a full bottle of liquor.

Emmy Lalonde, Belgium.   September 15th, 2009 7:54 am ET

KANEY WEST was very impolite. Apologyze be imposed.

Teresa   September 15th, 2009 9:14 am ET

I don't believe his apology was sure that his own management staff and publicist made him apologize or otherwise, his career is KAPUT!!!! He had outbursts many times in the past when he didn't get an award..nothing but a BIG FAT LOSER..A VERY POOR SPORT! With that kind of behavior and attitude, Kanye doesn't deserve any awards! His rudeness simply overshadowed his singing ability if had any!!

Jacquelyn   September 15th, 2009 9:17 am ET

His outburst had nothing to do with getting an award. He did it when the show just started.

Sheletta   September 15th, 2009 10:19 am ET

You know what I understand what you are dealing with, but everyone has something in life to deal with , but that is no excuse what you did to Taylor. She was happy that she won this award, and a split second he took that away from her. I was so pissed at him, and I do like some of his music, but to put someone down because he Felt that Beyonce desire it more, was uncalled for. They should have kick him out for such an outburst.

Beyonce, won some points with me, when she allow Taylor to come out in her acceptance MTV award to finish her Thank You speech. Which gave me joy to watch. But inspite of it all Taylor may never forget this outburst that happen on Nationwide T.V.

Pam   September 15th, 2009 10:20 am ET

Kanye childishly spoiled Taylor's moment but thankfully Beyonce brought her out to thunderous applause. Kudos to her...MJ would have liked that.
What makes me even more upset about this is that now we are all talking about him instead of Michael Jackson's tribute that Janet worked so hard on. This evening was supposed to honor MJ who made MTV what it is.
I think Kanye should apologize to MJ and Janet too.

Busyellebee   September 15th, 2009 10:34 am ET

Hi – its about time to end this now. Yes Kanye should not have done what he did, I bet he is feeling very low right now and I dont want to be the one who kicks a person when he is down. Enough already. In a few days this will all be forgotten.

The night was about MJ not Taylor, not Beyonce, not Kayne but MJ.

All these calls that Kanye is racist are just stupid and made by people who really do not understand what they are taking about. In the great scheme of things does this really matter? NO

All the artists mentioned will enjoy the extra exposure, including Katy Perry, Pink, and Kelly Clarkson who took it upon themselves to jump on the bandwagon, in an selfish effort of self promotion, their record sales will increase and the music producers will make more money. In a couple of months these same artists will be climbing the walls just to have the chance to work with Kanye.

Yes Kanye was wrong, he is sorry, he was stupid – now let's move on and talk about something more important. If we used the same amount of effort and energy to talk to our friends, family and neighbours, we would not be at war or be suffering from the worst economic crisis in decades. Please, I ask you, just calm down.

Leigh   September 15th, 2009 12:05 pm ET

Kanye never had any real talent to begin with, so if his career is done, no great loss whatsoever.

Greyson   September 15th, 2009 12:10 pm ET

I'm actually wondering if Kanye has true mental issues. Anybody that would pull a stunt like he did at the awards, not once but at least 5 times, has to be severely, mentally challenged.

Teresa   September 15th, 2009 12:42 pm ET

Jacquelyn–what I meant was Kanye always had temper tantrums in the past on awards shows when things didn't go his way. If his favorite artist didn't win, Kanye had outbursts.

Alexa   September 15th, 2009 1:41 pm ET

busyellebee, NO, the artists that (rightly so) criticized Kanye will NOT be "climbing the walls" to work with him again. He never had any real talent to begin with. 98% of Rap is crap and is what destroyed the music industry. BTW, Rap music is an Oxymoron. Kanye is now considered a pariah, meaning no artist with any real talent or respect in the business will want to be seen within 10 feet of him. And yes, Kanye exhibits racist tendencies. BTW, his father is a former BLACK PANTHER.

Jeri   September 15th, 2009 3:36 pm ET

On a serious note, Kanye seems to have become quite disturbed since his mother's untimely death. This is no excuse for his behavior at the awards, but something is very wrong. He needs professional help to address why he is acting out. He needs to get it undercontrol before he gets into a legal or criminal situation.

Kanye's career is by no means over. Chris Brown, Rihanna's batterer, was slated to perform at the Michael Jackson tribute. So earning power still outshines bad behavior in that industry.

Jacquelyn   September 15th, 2009 3:52 pm ET


Elvis Presley was a known racist but people still like him and supported him.

Kanye West will continue to shine, If Chris Brown can punch a woman multiple times and still perform so can Kanye.

Jeri   September 15th, 2009 4:16 pm ET

Kanye's father was a former member of the Black Panthers and became a Christian counsellor and his mother was a college professor. When Kanye said George Bush doesn't care about black people, he was right especially in context of what happened in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. The poor and black suffered and died due to government incompetence. Kanye stood up for his race in that case, rather than he "exhibits racist tendencies".

Shana   September 15th, 2009 4:27 pm ET

Jeri, Kanye West was totally wrong when he stated that "George Bush don't care about black people". More blacks were promoted and more opportunities in the form of various programs were implemented for African Americans under the Bush administration.

Jeri   September 15th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

Shana: New Orleans' population was almost 70% black. Whites also suffered but the city is largely black. The disregard of that population from FEMA and other government agencies was disgusting. Barbara Bush herself said that "so many of the people in the Astrodome are underpriviledged so (she laughs) this is working very well for them". In other words, if you're poor and black you should be thankful for this. The Lower 9th ward was filled with poor blacks and right in the way of the levees. No food, no water, no real rescue, dead floating and rotting in streets. Toxic trailers. Tons of effort sent to Iraq instead by Bush. For such an advanced country, many of its citizens died due to carelessness rather than inability. That's why Kanye said what he said.

NINA YIRDAW   September 15th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

I love Kanye West and all his music. And also it is okay to speak out what is in his mind. But it would have been ok if he waited until his time came. But I don't think that this will affect his career. He will still be a good performer.

Debby   September 15th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I agree with Obama the guy was a JA, but Beyonce saved the day with her integrity giving the spotlight back to Taylor Swift.

kalvina   September 16th, 2009 1:13 am ET

He is such a trouble maker, what is his problem ! Taylor deserve that award, and she deserves more awards, she is a very good singer...
And dont compare her to Beyonce she is only 18 !!!!!! And she sings different music....

Mr. Britt   September 16th, 2009 1:32 am ET

i finally agree with something President obama had to say. Kanye is a J.A.

Busyellebee   September 16th, 2009 4:17 am ET

Alexa – If Rap music is so bad, how come it sells so well? If you dont like rap music, that is your opinion. Kanye is a talented person I doubt if you or I could do as well if we tried.

Also, I am concerned that when Kanye speaks up for his race, he is considered racist. In the UK we heard about the problems in New Orleans. We also heard that the former president G W Bush did not really help until the press turned negative. Speaking up against that is not racism.

Kanye should not have stormed the stage. But if people are being so abusive to him and calling for his death, how are they any better? If anything at least Kanye had the courage to express his feelings in public, while we just hide behind a computer screen. But I stress Kanye was completly wrong to storm the stage – this however is not a Presidential level issue.

I watched the footage and Kanye NEVER mentioned race or made any references to race – so how on earth has this turned into a race issue?

Pink, Katy Perry (not sure about Kelly Clarkson) have all worked with rap and hip hop artists. I am sure they will again who ever that may be. Music should be for all people of all races. Be it country, rap, hip hop, pop, techno, drum and bass, classical, dance etc. You can not possibly blame any single genre for ruining music. If you dont like rap music, then you dont like rap music. Prehaps you have been listening to the wrong type of rap music. Prehaps there are issues you need to deal with. It is easy to condemn someone you dont know, or have only heard about via selected media stories. The fact that this is still major news suggests that there are more fundamental problems which need to be dealt with.

I was more upset that Chris Brown attacked his former girlfriend and got off lightly (in my humble opinion). Kanye is outspoken and tackless yes, but he did not physically attack or kill any one – so lets keep this in perspective. Kanye has issues he needs to deal with – maybe instead of attacking him and his music, we should show some compassion. Otherwise, we are no better. What he did was very wrong, the moment has past, lets move on. Thanks

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