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.’

Sexy comeback queen Rihanna sizzles in lingerie and not much else in new Kanye West video

Troubled singer Rihanna has thrown herself into her work with gusto since returning to spotlight.

And despite saying very little about the alleged attack on her at the hands of ex-boyfriend R&B singer Chris Brown, the 21-year-old is clearly content to her actions do the talking.

Rihanna sizzled in a sheer boned basque as the Umbrella star teamed up with rapper Kanye West in the video for his new track Paranoid.

Undressed: Rihanna sizzles in a new videoby rapper Kanye West in which she appears in sexy underwear writhing around on a bed

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Comeback: Rihanna has said little about the alleged attack on her by Chris Brown but has instead thrown herself into her work Read the rest of this entry »

Lil Wayne Expecting a Boy

Get ready for another Lil Wayne on the scene. The rapper announced during the BET Hip-Hop Awards his first son will be born in “a couple of days.”

“I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me,” the New Orleans native, 26, said during his acceptance speech for lyricist of the year Saturday night. He then reminded the crowd to vote in November.

Lil Wayne also said he is about to release a new version of his album The Carter III. The album was first released in June, but the rapper says he has some new songs for the best-selling album.

The rapper spent the rest of the show hanging out with friends and performing during N.E.R.D.’s “Spazz” and T-Pain’s “Can’t Believe It” and “Chopped And Screwed.”

Lyricist of the year wasn’t Lil Wayne’s only win either. The rapper, who was nominated for led the ceremony with twelve nominations, also won the People’s Champ Award and MVP of the Year over Jay-Z, Kanye West and T.I. He dedicated the award to his daughter Reginae.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards will air Thursday at 8 p.m.

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 »

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.