Kanye West appeared as a guest on the premiere episode of The Jay Leno Show, Leno’s new talk show. Jay questioned Kanye about his onstage tirade at the MTV Video Music Awards, where West interrupted Taylor Swift’s speech for winning Best Female Artist.
After exclaiming that Beyonce should have won because her video was the best of the decade, MTV cut the mics and Taylor was robbed of her award experience. Kayne was previously booked to perform on Jay’s new show as one of his first musical guests alongside Jay-Z & Rihanna. Now, due to the public backlash Kanye spoke exclusively with Jay about what he was thinking and how badly he feels in retrospect saying:
It was rude, period. So many celebrities, they never take the time off. I’ve never taken the time off to really — you know, just music after music and tour after tour. I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt. My dream of what awards shows are supposed to be, ’cause, and I don’t try to justify it because I was just in the wrong. That’s period. But I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve.
Kanye looked extremely upset, and if he was lying, he’s a better actor than I would have guessed. For a man with such a huge ego, it doesn’t seem plausible that he’d go on national television to be remorseful, let alone emotional if his intention wasn’t completely sincere. Check out the video clip if you missed catching Jay’s interview with Kanye. Do you believe Kanye’s apology or do you think that he’s vying for the public’s sympathy because of the way he’s being portrayed in the media?