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Taylor who? Get outta here

Love or loathe Kanye West's ways of doing things, the egotistical rapper knows how to give a good apology when it's in order - and a huuuuge one was in order after the 2009 MTV VMAs. West stormed the stage to give his tuppence worth on the Best Female Video result, right when country darling Taylor Swift was accepting a gong for the award. "I'm really happy you won this award and all, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time," he proclaimed, leaving the teenager at a loss for words and the crowd booing.

No doubt Kanye had a point; Beyonce's Single Ladies was a corking video and far more deserving of a gong than Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me, but the way in which Kanye wrestled the 17 year old's moment out of her hands - right when she was in the middle of a teary acceptance speech, was all wrong. Kanye however, immediately took to his blog to beg forgiveness (did someone give The Ego a dressing down backstage?) Packed full of exclamation marks, Kanye's apology seems genuine enough, despite the fact that he manages to mention yet again that Beyonce's video was the best of the year (we hear you Kanye!) The ever gracious Beyonce, later invited Swift onto the stage to 'have her moment again'. Check out the apology, and the excruciating clip below.

"I'm sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom.I spoke to her mother 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 the 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. Welcome to the real world!!! Everybody wanna boooo me but I'm a fan of real pop culture!!!No disrespect but we watchin' the show at the crib right now cause... well you know!!! I'm still happy for Taylor!!! Booyaawwww!!! You are very very talented!!! I gave my awards to Outkast when they deserved it over me... that's what it is!!!!! I'm not crazy yall, I'm just real. Sorry for that!!!!I really feel bad for Taylor and I'm sincerely sorry!!! Much respect!!!"

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