Kanye West didn’t waste much time in posting an emphatic apology to Taylor Swift after he interrupted her acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards Sunday.
Before the show was even over Sunday, West had posted an all-caps, exclamation point-heavy apology to Swift for storming the stage during her acceptance of the best female video award and telling the crowd he thought Beyonce should have won. That is, he apologized for interrupting her, not for his conviction that Beyonce should have won.
“I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom,” West wrote (we removed the caps but kept the punctuation; you can see the apology in its original form here). “… 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!”
West also said he’d personally apologize to Swift on Monday, but then launched into a defense of his actions: “Weclome to the real world!!!! Everybody wanna booooo me but I’m a fan of real pop culture!!! … I gave my awards to Outkast when they deserved it over me… That’s what it is!!!!!!! I’m not crazy y’all, I’m just real. Sorry for that!!!”