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Kanye West Very Sorry For VMA Incident

September 15, 2009

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.”

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Why Was Lil Mama On Stage With Jay-Z & Alicia Keys?

September 15, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

There was a lot to talk about after watching the MTV VMA’s on Sunday…like what was Kanye thinking when he jumped on stage and dissed Taylor Swift and who was on stage when Jay-Z & Alicia Keys were performing “Empire State Of Mind” on the MTV VMA’s? Well, mystery solved…it’s rapper Lil Mama.

In a moment of excitement, Lil Mama jumped on stage and started to act like she was part of the performance. For the record, Lil Mama was not scheduled or asked to perform with Jay & Alicia and she is not on any tracks by Jay or Alicia.

Lil Mama said she “did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys. I admire them and look up to them as role models. ‘Empire State of Mind’ had my emotions running high. In that moment I came up onstage to celebrate my two icons singing about NY.”

All this stage jumping, maybe MTV should think about better security…

Kanye West Storms The VMA Stage

September 14, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Kanye has never been shy in voicing his opinion or throwing a tantum when he does not win, but in a move that shocked everyone, Kanye took the stage at the MTV VMA’s to express his anger that Beyonce did not win “Female Video Of The Year”- the problem…Kanye expressed his anger right in the middle of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech.

Taylor said in her speech that she was surprised by the win, especially since she is a Country artist and that is when Kanye took the microphone from Taylor and said “Beyonce had one of the best videos of all-time.” Taylor was in shock and left the stage, while Beyonce was completely embarrassed. Later in the show, Beyonce took the stage and she bought Taylor back up so she could give her acceptance speech again.

Several reports said that Kanye was drunk when he arrived on the red carpet. After the incident, MTV asked Kanye to leave.

Kanye did issue an apology to Taylor on his blog, but as of this morning, the apology is gone.