It’s been a year since Kanye West crashed the stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, and the rapper has taken to Twitter to apologize for his actions.
In a lengthy series of tweets, West described the scrutiny and hardships he had to endure because of the incident, but also issued an apology to Swift. “It starts with this… I’m sorry Taylor,” he wrote. “She had nothing to do with my issues with award shows. She had no idea what hit her. She’s justa lil girl with dreams like the rest of us.”
Kanye additionally revealed that he penned a song for the 20-year-old country singer and hopes she will accept it. “I wrote a song for Taylor Swift that’s so beautiful and I want her to have it. If she won’t take it then I’ll perform it for her.”
As a sign of his sincerity, he also started following Swift on the social-networking service, making her the second person he follows after teen pop star Justin Bieber.
Kanye said he felt the fallout from the highly-publicized episode, forcing him to cancel his joint tour with Lady Gaga and shut down operations of his clothing line Pastelle. “How deep is the scar… I bled hard.. cancelled tour with the number one pop star in the world … closed the doors of my clothing office,” he candidly disclosed.
While he vowed to never grab the mic again “in a million years,” he did feel compelled to stand up for another one of his peers. “I watched Justin Timberlake at the Grammies loose every televised award including album of the year which the Dixie Chicks won,” he tweeted. “I would have ran on stage for Justin that night because Sexy Back (in my mind) was that important… that impactful to our culture.”
Mr. West is scheduled to perform at this year’s VMAs, airing live on Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. EST. Host Chelsea Handler is hoping to reunite the music stars onstage. “I’d like to get them together, because we’ve never really seen them together since then,” said the comedienne. “We’ll try to think of something clever to do with them because that would be really fun.”