Just two days after Taylor Swift endured Kanye West’s stage intrusion at the MTV Video Music Awards, Swift appeared on today’s episode of The View to talk about the incident. Read more and see Taylor Swift on The View’s video below.
When Taylor Swift was asked what exactly was going through her mind as Kanye interrupted her acceptance speech for Best Female Video, Swift replied, “I think my overall thought process went something like: ‘Wow, I can’t believe I won… This is awesome… Don’t trip and fall… I’m gonna get to thank the fans, this is so cool… Oh, Kanye West is here!’,” Swift told the ladies on The View, “‘Cool haircut… What are you doing there? And then, Ouch. And then, I guess I’m not gonna be able to thank the fans.’ ”
Swift was reportedly in tears backstage after the Kanye West incident but the show’s schedule forced her to recover quickly. Taylor said, “I’m not gonna say that I wasn’t riled by it. I had to perform live five minutes later, so I had to get myself back to the place where I could perform.”
Swift said she was overwhelmed by how much support she received though, “There were a lot of people around me backstage that were saying really incredible things and just having my back. And all the other artists that came and showed me love in the hours following it, and all the people tweeting about it and all the fans… I just never imagined that there were that many people out there looking out for me, so it was really wonderful to see that people were out there defending me so I didn’t have to.”
Kanye appeared on The Jay Leno Show and said he wants to apologize to Swift face-to-face for his behavior at the VMAs, and while Swift told The View she’d definitely meet with him, West has yet to reach out in an effort to apologize. Swift added she hasn’t received any phone calls or e-mails from the Kanye camp, either.
It appears if Kanye caught The View’s show today because right after Taylor appeared on the show, Kanye called her to apologize. Reps at The View say that Swift accepted West’s apology.
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