In case you were watching True Blood or cleaning your apartment or something, it may interest you to know that hilarious hip-hop star Kanye West made quite the spectacle of himself at MTV’s silly awards thing this evening. A few seconds into Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech after winning the award for Best Female Video, Kanye bounded onstage, took the microphone, and informed a stunned crowd that Beyoncé’s video for “Single Ladies” was more deserving (we’d probably go along with that). So, he was ejected from the awards and he’s been taking a beating on Twitter all night. But later in the show, “Single Ladies” scored the award for Video of the Year, which does make its loss in the Best Female Video category seem a little weird, right? Anyway, Kanye has already said sorry on his blog, so water under the bridge. Video and an all-caps apology after the jump.
Here’s the video:
And here’s Kanye’s blogged apology (his site seems to be down right now):
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! 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!…………….. BEYONCE’S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!! EVERYBODY WANNA BOOOOO ME BUT I’M A FAN OF REAL POP CULTURE!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHIN’ THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE … WELL YOU KNOW!!!! I’M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER ME… THAT’S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!! I’M NOT CRAZY YALL, I’M JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND I’M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT!!!!!
What a class act.