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MTV VMA poll: Do you think Kanye West's apology to Taylor Swift was sincere?

September 14, 2009 | 11:20 am

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According to MSNBC.com, Kanye West addressed the fiasco he staged last night at the MTV Video Music Awards by writing the following — in all capital letters — at his blog soon after the show: "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!"

Apparently, the apology was yanked from his blog later. It's not there now, as of 2 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, but other news sources reported that it appeared there too.

Assuming that Kanye has not retracted his apology, what should we think of it? Do you believe Kanye was sincere?

Vote in our poll below plus give us you thoughts in these other polls too: Do you think Kanye West's MTV VMA fiasco will hurt his music sales? and Was Kanye West's MTV VMA tantrum just a PR stunt for his Jay Leno gig?

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BEYONCE HAD ONE OF THE BEST VIDEO OF ALL TIMES!!!

come on yall that was funny, but i have to admit it was out of line for him to go there

Ya know, Swift has to take some--or all, depending on how you look at it--of the blame, too.

Kanye never would have had a reason to jump on stage if she didn't win that damn award. Am I right?

I blame her.

I think everyone thats saying he is a rascist is RETARDED. Yes what Kanye did was stupid ...(I was upset with him) but there are too many important things going on in the world to be stuck on 2 minute moment on the VMAs...You guys need to wake up...he apologized she accepted it ...if you dont think it was sincere then that your problem dont support him like you said (or do whatever you want to do to make YOURSELF feel better) you're not hurting him... he still will sell him Jayz and Beyonce'.... so stop trying to pull the race card because you saw an opportunity to do so...WAKE UP ITS NOT THAT SERIOUS! and i just wanted to add I love Taylors Swift's video I saw it one time and I enjoyed it (real cute vid)

Kanye just showed what kind of idiot loser he actually is deep inside. I applauded all the boos!

@Abbii3SoSw33t on Aim | September 15, 2009 at 08:27 AM - Yeah you really convinced me - Mr T pities you - foo'!

Kanye is an Uber-Tool! There was no situation until he created it! Little sooky, cry baby. Real tough guy taking on a young girl and using her moment to piss all over the stage: They should have just kicked his drunk arse out of there. I say spam the crap out of his blog instead of here.....laters!

"kenya" is a Total Racist. point blank.
I'm boycotting his record label & all his endorsements and recommend America does the same. If mtv keeps this lack of control up...i'm boycotting them as well. I've had enough of this reverse discrimination - you don't see a 19 yr old white girl suing mtv or kenya or his record label for slander --- do you?

As long as we're bashing people for interrupting award show acceptance speeches, when are we going after Bill Conti? :-)

I returned my Jay Z cd today think it was a stunt by Beyonce and Kanye. What really makes me sick is that Jay Z went after his friend for apologizing. Jay Z became mad at Kanye for taking back what he had done to this young girl. Kanye is a racist against white people and it further makes me sick that Beyonce and Jay Z are best friends with this racist guy. I am never buying anymore Beyonce, Kanye or Jay Z albums!

Kanye SUCKS.

We should BOYCOTT that childish piece of crap.

He's a biggo baby.

Waaaaaahhhh my name is Kanye.

UMM YES I AGREE KANYE SHOULDNT HAVE NOT HANDLED THE SITUATION THE WAY HE DID BUT HE WUZ 100% RIGHT 2 MI BECUZ I PERSONALLY LISTEN 2 ALL GENRES OF MUSIC ND TAYLOR SWIFT I KINDA LIK A FEW OF HER SONGZ BUT SHE NEW 2 IT BEYONCE WUZ IN THE GAME SINCE YOUNG ND BEEN GREAT AT IT ND GETTIN BETTER SO WEN TEHY SED SHE WON ND NOT BEYONCE I WUZ SHOCKED.ND PLZ BE HONEST WIT UR SELF U NOE BEYONCEZ LYRICS SONGZ ND EVEN SUM DANCE MOVES ND U KULD NEVER GET DOWN PAC.tAYLOR SWIFT IS STILL KINDA A NOBODY LIK.wHOZ GONNA CARE BOUT HER IN THE LONG RUN.bEYONCE WILL B RECOGNIZED.NO MATTER WHAT.sO STOP ALL DIS LYIN YALL TRYNA DO ON HER.aND IT WUZ NUTTIN RACIST BOUT WAT KANYE DID.iT WUZ JUST RUDE ND THATZ IT.D YALL KEEP SAYIN OH HE COOKY BLAH BLAH BLAH.LOOK HE APOLOGIZED ALREADY GET OVER IT. ND MOVE ON......SMH

West is always thanking God and such well my boy WAKE UP!
Do you think God likes the way hes acting toward people. West is stuck on himself, he best realize the good lord saved him the 1st time he may not save him the next. I own Swift and West music but after this I will never spend another cent on West music and my 3 children know it is not allowed in the house now.

I was appalled by West's tirade. He has shown his immaturity in the past BUT this attack on a talented 17 year old girl was totally uncalled for! It shows just how far America's manners have fallen. Wonder if he would have had the ballz to grab the mic away from George Straight, Allan Jackson or another more mature MALE star?

kw should be sent to the front line in Iraq and with regard to Beyounce - sista why is it that you think you rose above Destiny's Child anyway?

I don't like kanye West never have and it doesen't have anything to do with race...i am a black girl..he is to arrogant and it stink..plus he show ain't that cute with that crucked mouth of his

Mr. West was trying to be realistic but did in a very wrong way.

You said:
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Apparently, the apology was yanked from his blog later. It's not there now, as of 2 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, but other news sources reported that it appeared there too.
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Um, you sure you don't mean "Monday"?

What he did was completely out of line and what he should do is work his tail off to win an award and then let Swift have it. That to me would show he's truly sorry for what he did instead of just mere words.

A very bold racial ugly person for whom I will never buy his music,even if I liked a song or two of his.I cannot enjoy music or appreciate musicians whose actions spew such ignorance underneath, I think HEARTLESS describes it well....right?Kanye??

First and foremost Kanye apologized personally to her and her family. And from reading his blog did not apologize for stating his opinion and rightfully so. Truthfully do any of you personally own a Taylor Swift album and are under the age 15? Do you think in 50 years people are going to remember who Taylor Swift is? I bet they will remember Kanye and Beyonce. Hey, teenagers are aloud to have an opinion and listen to crappy music as much as they want, but you're going to tell me that Kanye was wrong? You really think that Taylor Swift's video was better then Beyonce or any of the other nominees? Beyonce IS A POP ICON, and I believe she truly deserved to win that award. Kanye just wanted to open people's eyes to the adolescent brain washing monster named MTV. Granted he should have been more sensitive to Taylor Swifts feelings as anyone should to any human being, in that YES I find fault. But at least he has the BALLS to say it on national T.V. while everyone talks smack at home safe behind their keyboard... And why does everyone act like you personally know these people? Do you buy an album because the music is good or just because he or she is a nice guy? Face it, only 1% of you out their know any of these celebrities and basing your opinion on a rumor or a tabloid posting, your an idiot. And Mr. & Mrs Racist, race is not even an issue here, his main point is about TALENT not even remotely close to racism. If anything your the racist since it's the first thing you mentioned. I guess your on the prowl to pull the Race card. Taylor Swift is a very talented 17 year old GIRL , but I believe has many years to evolve before she could truly earn such an achievement and what Kanye is trying to say is that it is not fair that someone could just pop up, sell records to "teeny-boppers" and win such a prestigious award that many, much more talented artist will never even come close to achieving.

kanye west is CLASSLESS AND RUDE... racist.. no... he makes great music, but as a person HE BLOWS... thanx kanye u set black people back a few years.. class is everything... something taylor swift and beyonce have in an abundance.

What a moran! I think he and Beyonce did it on purpose and hope the world stop buying both of there CD's.

if you actually read the whole apology it is obviously insincere. he says a lot of backhanded things and there's quite a bit of sarcasm. kanye is just a big-headed jerk. i hope someone rains on his parade in front of millions of people one day.

NO, he said an apology because he had to......Very rarely, in this sort of situation, are people truly sorry...They say what they say, because they believe, what they say is truth. He was seen in pics, just before this, drinking hennessy with Joe Jackson(Of all People)...He's a drunk...He spoke his mind..Now let him move on...

Kanye's "apology" came across to me as very insincere. He didn't care whose special moment he spoiled as long as he got his face in front of a camera. Beyonce was very gracious to let Taylor make her speech. Kanye could take some lessons on class from Beyonce.

I think if there was a nother black chick win it he wouldent have said any thing man i have no problem with Noles but her film clip that lost was utter shit i have seen better drunk people dance and her song was just like all her other songs mono tone its no wonder she lost who does Kayne think he is what a tool

I could not believe it when I saw it. Whether staged or not there are some things you just don't do. He only stated that b/c he's connected muscially to Beyonce'--talking about a BIG EGO! He felt like a dummy when B won for Video of the year and that's the only reason he apologized otherwise that would not have taken place, It's a shame. Beyonce was so nice about giving Taylor Swift the spotlight. All those that do callobs with him should dump him-he's too arrogant!!!!!!

 

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