I wasn’t so interested in watching the first episode of Jay Leno’s new prime-time show last night, until I heard that Kanye West was appearing, to talk about the Taylor Swift Debacle of 2009. And I gotta say, after a lame apology on his website yesterday, Kanye seemed really sincere, at least partly because Jay took a pot shot and asked Kanye what his mom would say. After a long pause, and maybe a moment of almost crying, Kanye said, “I deal with hurt. So many celebrities, they never take the time off and I’ve never the taken the time off—it’s music after music and tour after tour. And I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt. I don’t try to justify it, because I was in the wrong. But I need to, after this, take some time off and analyze how I’m gonna make it through the rest of my life.”
Then this morning, Taylor Swift appeared on “The View.” See her after the jump.
Luckily for Kanye, Taylor seems pretty open to forgiving him and said she would talk to him face-to-face. “Here was my thought process,” Taylor said. “I can’t believe I won. Don’t trip and fall. Oh, Kanye West is here. Cool haircut. What are you doing? Ouch. I guess I’m not going to get to thank my fans … I won’t say I wasn’t rattled, but I had to perform live five minutes later, so I had to get myself back to a place to perform.”
Oh, and notice Kate Gosselin asking her a question about where she found the strength to perform? A trippy moment of tabloid worlds colliding, no?