Did Kanye Ever Apologize to Taylor?
It’s been over a decade since Kanye West famously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper’s interruption sparked a feud between the two music stars that lasted for years. But did Kanye ever apologize to Taylor?
The answer is yes. On September 15, 2009, Taylor Swift revealed that Kanye West had called her to apologize. “Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology, and I accepted that apology,” the “Blank Space” singer told ABC Radio in 2009.
The apology came a few days after the VMAs incident. During the ceremony, Kanye West had taken the stage while Taylor Swift was accepting her award for Best Female Video. He grabbed the microphone and said, “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”
The interruption sparked a huge backlash against Kanye West. Fans and celebrities alike criticized him for his behavior. Taylor Swift was particularly hurt by the incident and said she felt disrespected.
In the days following the VMAs, Kanye West publicly apologized for his actions. He appeared on the Jay Leno Show and said, “I immediately knew in the situation that it was wrong and it wasn’t a spectacle. It was actually someone’s emotions that I stepped on.”
However, it wasn’t until September 15, 2009 that Taylor Swift revealed that Kanye West had personally called her to apologize. She said that he was “very sincere” in his apology and that she accepted it.
Since then, the two have moved on from the incident. In 2015, Kanye West and Taylor Swift even collaborated on a song together. They performed the song, “Famous,” at the 2016 Grammys.
The feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift is now a thing of the past. While the rapper’s interruption of her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs was certainly a low point in their relationship, it appears that the two have been able to move on and even become friends. Kanye West’s apology was certainly a step in the right direction.
It’s been over 13 years since the VMAs incident and Kanye West’s apology to Taylor Swift. The two have since moved on and even collaborated on a song together. It’s clear that the apology was accepted and the two have been able to put the incident behind them.