Just what Taylor Swift needs — another half-hearted, backhanded apology from Kanye West. When West was on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this week, the conversation, of course, turned to the 4-year-old incident at the MTV Video Music Awards. It’s about halfway through the 25-minute interview.
“You know what? I would not want some crazy drunk rock star cutting my daughter off also,” West said of the moment when he rushed the stage to tell Swift that she wasn’t deserving of the best female video award.
West should’ve just left it at that. But, he’s Kanye West, so he had to get one little passive-aggressive remark in there.
“But, my daughter would 100 percent also be like, ‘Yes, Beyoncé did have the best video.’ That’s what my daughter would do,” he said.
So now he can read the minds of newborns? Wow, that West is really something.
And to add insult to injury, West had to add that his attempts to apologize to Swift directly didn’t go over so well. Naturally, he said that was not his fault. He tried to call her, but Swift’s people said no.
“I tried to get her on the phone, and they wouldn’t get her on the phone, and we were trying to do all this Oprah stuff because it’s all this media blitz with the perception like, ‘Oh, my god! Your career is over,’” he explained to Seacrest.
West also said that what people hated him the most for was the perception of what he’d done.
“‘This doesn’t look good. That doesn’t look good,’” he said. “But I’m not here to try to be the most likeable guy on the planet.”
Well, mission accomplished!