One of the most talked-about moments of last night's MTV Video Music Awards was when rapper Kanye West rushed the stage during country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her Best Female Video award. But West, who was asked to leave Radio City Music Hall shortly after his tantrum, has since taken to his blog to apologize for his stage-crashing tirade.
"I'm sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom," he wrote. "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!"
When Swift was in the middle of her accepting the honor, West rushed onto the stage and protested her win, saying Beyoncé instead deserved the honor. "I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time," he proclaimed as Beyoncé looked on from the crowd, stunned.
"Beyoncé'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," West continued on his blog. "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 y'all, i'm just real. Sorry for that!!! I really feel bad for Taylor and I'm sincerely sorry!!! Much respect!!!!!"
Another shocking moment was when rapper Lil Mama jumped on stage during Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' closing performance of "Empire State of Mind," off Jay-Z's latest album, "Blueprint 3." But Lil Mama didn't get off the stage without some heat from Jay, who told her she was trying to "T-Pain" him.
"You gonna T-Pain me?" Jay-Z said to Mama, alluding to this summer's Hot 97 (WQHT) Summer Jam show, when an uninvited T-Pain stood on stage as Jay-Z introduced and performed his latest track, "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)." T-Pain has since taken verbal stabs at Jay-Z, specifically during a show in Las Vegas during Labor Day weekend, when he denounced Jay-Z for his age.