Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)
Kanye West appeared on Jay Leno’s prime-time debut Monday to perform “Run This Town” with Jay-Z & Rihanna, but to also to offer another apology for ruining Taylor Swift’s night at the MTV VMA’s.
Kanye said he knew he was wrong the moment he handed the microphone back to Swift and was booed by the audience. “It was rude, period.” Kanye said. Kanye posted a second apology to Swift on his blog on Monday, and told Leno he wanted to apologize to the country music star in person.
Leno asked Kanye what his mother would say about the incident. Kanye said that his mother (Donda, who passed in 2007 after surgery compilations) would have given him a lecture.
Kanye said that this incident has made him realize that he needs to take some time off and make some changes. “So many celebrities, they never take the time off,” he said. “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.”