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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kanye West on Jay Leno Show

kanye west on jay leno show video
(Leno interviews West re: Swiftgate incident)

NBC's Jay Leno couldn't have asked for a more perfectly-timed guest for his new show as he kicked off his new primetime series. On Monday night controversial rap star Kanye West was on the Jay Leno Show, just one night after West interrupted Taylor Swift on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards. The interview was a last minute thing, as West was there to perform with Jay-Z and Rihanna for the Blueprint 3 hit song "Run this Town". Jay Leno didn't have too many laughs during the interview, but earlier in the night joked that maybe President Obama would invite West and Swift to have a "root beer summit" with him and patch things up. Speaking of the pres, Obama called Kanye West a "jackass" in an off the record talk during an interview, when asked about the incident.

As for Kanye, the rapper noted that he wants to take time off to reflect on his life and figure out how to improve. He apologized again, after issuing an apology earlier on his blog.

"So many celebrities, they never take the time off," he said. "I've never taken the time off to really -- you know, just music after music and tour after tour. I'm just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else's hurt. My dream of what awards shows are supposed to be, 'cause, and I don't try to justify it because I was just in the wrong. That's period. But I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I'm going to make it through the rest of this life, how I'm going to improve."

The emotional moment of the Leno interview came when Jay asked Kanye what his mother would think about what he did at the VMA's. West paused for several moments and eventually agreed with Leno that she'd probably give him a lecture for what he did.

Check out footage of the Kanye West Jay Leno interview below:

Meanwhile, it appears that female pop stars continue to rally in support of Taylor Swift and to denounce Kanye. The latest to jump on the bandwagon, Kelly Clarkson, who said she likes her "a--hole cheating ex more than Kanye" according to the Huffington Post. This comes after singers Pink and Katy Perry posted not so nice comments towards West on their Twitter pages.

Related Entries:

Kanye West Blog Apology to Taylor Swift

Kanye West's Swift VMA Entrance

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