VIDEO: Kanye West Offers Another Apology to Taylor Swift

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Sep. 15 2009, Published 5:01 a.m. ET

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On last night's premiere of The Jay Leno Show, Kanye West was set to perform -- but also wanted the chance to apologize to Taylor Swift again for interrupting her VMA acceptance speech Sunday night.

Jay thanked Kanye first of all for appearing on the show -- as many celebs involved in controversy end up ditching out on commitments -- and then invited him to offer his apologies.

"It's been extremely, difficult. Jus dealing with the fact that I hurt someone or took anything away from a talented artist, or from anyone... I only want to help people, my entire life, I've only wanted to give and do something that I felt was right and I immediately knew in the situation that it was wrong and it wasn't a spectacle. It's actually someone's emotions that I stepped on it and it was very rude, period. I'd like to be able to apologize to her in person."

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When Jay asked what his late mother would have said to him about the incident, Kanye paused for a long time, clearly fighting back tears, before answering.

"Obviously, I deal with hurt and so many celebrities never take the time off, and I've never taken the time off... I'm just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else's hurt. I don't try to justify because I was in the wrong, period."

"If there's anything I could do to help Taylor in the future or help anyone, I'd like to," Kanye added in closing. "I want to live this thing, it's hard sometimes."

Jay Leno



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