“I’m in the wrong for going on stage”: Kanye West’s Apology After His Unhinged MTV Award Moment Made Taylor Swift’s Life a Living Nightmare

Kanye West's late-night apology to Taylor Swift for the MTV incident revealed regret after it almost became a nightmare for the pop singer.

"I'm in the wrong for going on stage": Kanye West's Apology After His Unhinged MTV Award Moment Made Taylor Swift's Life a Living Nightmare

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  • Taylor Swift reflects on how her feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian affected her mentally.
  • Kanye West interrupted Swift's acceptance speech during the 2009 MTV VMAs and claimed Beyoncé had one of the best videos of the year.
  • Swift responded with the release of her revenge-themed album Reputation, but initially feared it would define her career.
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Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s relationship can be described as volatile. She recently reflected on how her feud with Kanye West and his ex, Kim Kardashian, affected her mentally.

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Taylor Swift in the music video for Bejeweled
Taylor Swift in the music video for Bejeweled

But West and Swift’s feud started back in 2009 when West interrupted 19-year-old Swift’s acceptance speech. This is the moment from which everything started. Swift won the award for Best Female Video at the MTV VMAs for You Belong With Me.

So, as she went on to stage to take her award, West grabbed the mic and said, “I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!”

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Kanye West Apologized After MTV Incident Became Taylor Swift’s Nightmare

Kanye West
Kanye West

Kanye West couldn’t wait till morning to apologize for his weird behavior to Taylor Swift during her Best Female Video win. He said, “I’M SOOOOO SORRY,” in all caps characters on his personal blog. It was posted before the VMAs broadcast even ended, adding, “I’M IN THE WRONG.” The superstar’s post reads:

“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! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHE’S IN THE BLEACHERS! …………………… I’M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT!…………….. BEYONCE’S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW.

Recently, the pop singer revealed the 2016 incident in TIME’s 2023 Person of the Year article where Kanye West released Famous, which featured a vulgar lyric about her. The situation escalated when Kim Kardashian shared an edited recorded phone call that led fans to believe.

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Taylor Swift on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Feud That Almost Ended Her Career

Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Kanye West

The 33-year-old explained that the public’s reactions felt like “a career death” and “took [her] down psychologically to a place [she’d] never been before.” Make no mistake — my career was taken away from me,” the Gorgeous singer commented.

“You have a fully manufactured frame job, in an illegally recorded phone call, which Kim Kardashian edited and then put out to say to everyone that I was a liar,” she recalled and continued:

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“That took me down psychologically to a place I’ve never been before. I moved to a foreign country. I didn’t leave a rental house for a year. I was afraid to get on phone calls. I pushed away most people in my life because I didn’t trust anyone anymore. I went down really, really hard.”

Tay responded to the viral moment by releasing the revenge-themed Reputation, but she continued to face ongoing struggles with the critical reaction. She initially feared it would define her negatively. But eventually, she learned to focus.

Also read: “I was afraid to get on phone calls”: Taylor Swift Moved to a Different Country and Didn’t Leave Her House For a Year After Infamous Kanye West Feud

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Shreya is an Entertainment News Writer at Fandomwire. She has over a year of experience in journalistic writing with a deep knowledge of entertainment world. After completing her bachelor's program in Journalism and Mass Communication, Shreya is now pursuing her master's degree in the same. Apart from being an avid reader, she's a huge Swiftie and K-culture buff. So yeah, when she's not writing, she will be caught listening to Tay or watching "Business Proposal" for the 100th time.