Kanye West makes Swift apology on talk show for MTV outburst

Kanye West appeared close to tears as he apologised to singer Taylor Swift on American television last night after interrupting her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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The rapper, who stormed on stage and grabbed the microphone from the 19-year-old award-winner, said he was sorry for being ‘rude’.

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He posted an apology to the country star on his blog and followed up by telling told Jay Leno he wanted to say sorry to Swift in person.

article-1213541U.S. television viewers were shocked by his antics at Sunday night’s awards – beforehand he was seen swigging cognac from a bottle on the red carpet.

West told Leno he was planning to take a break from the music industry and to assess his behaviour, which he partly sought to excuse with the recent death of his mother Donda.

It was an apparently impromptu appearance on the show.

As the host introduced his guest, he said: ‘This really wasn’t planned but Kanye wanted to talk, so please welcome Kanye West.’

producer Kanye West says he’s ready for love.

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Speaking a year to the date of his mother Dr. Donda West’s untimely death, rapper and producer Kanye West says he’s ready for love.

“I want to have kids,” he says to People magazine, ”but I want to have the right girl too – someone who really cares about me.”

West said making his new album, 808’s and Heartbreak, helped him deal with his sense of isolation. (It was a rough year for the entertainer. In addition to losing his mom, he also split with his fiancée, Alexis Phifer.) Read the rest of this entry »

Kanye West Won’t Face Felony Charges in Airport Arrest

Kanye West won’t face felony charges for his Sept. 11 arrest involving a tussle with paparazzi, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Instead, the L.A. City Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case for a possible misdemeanor charge, office spokesman Frank Mateljan said.

The rapper, 31, was arrested on a felony vandalism charge for allegedly damaging a photographer’s equipment.

Kanye West: ‘I’m Cool with the Paparazzi’

Just one day after Kanye West’s Thursday arrest at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of vandalism, he has a message for fans.

“I’m cool with the paparazzi,” the rapper – who was arrested with his road manager at LAX after allegedly causing damage to camera equipment worth more than $10,000 – wrote on his blog Friday morning.

“This guy wasn’t cool,” West wrote, referring to one of the lensmen allegedly involved in the incident. “I gotta work now … I’ll rant later!”

In the meantime, West’s tone seemed pretty casual about the whole thing – even though in video footage of the incident, West and his road manager were seen wresting a camera away from a photographer and smashing it into the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Kayne West To Close This Year’s MTV Video Music awards

Kayne West To Close This Year’s MTV Video Music awards, the channel has confirmed.

In a press conference the show’s host Russell Brand confirmed the rap star would close the award ceremony despite claiming last year he would never return.

Kanye West Is Expanding His Brand?

Kanye West, multi-platinum rapper/ producer, philanthropist and clothing line owner, feels it’s time to expand his empire.

Yeezy looks set to open the first in a line of Fatburger restaurants around Chi-Town in September 2008 through his company KW Foods LLC.

The Stronger rapper has plans to open ten potential food outlets in his hometown of Chicago, with the first to rumoured to open in Orland Park.

Kanye West Calling Ahead

Not missing a beat, Kanye West stays connected as he heads to a waiting SUV Thursday outside his West Village apartment in New York City on Thursday.