Kanye: I 'bled' over Swift incident
Published 06/09/2010 | 12:12
Kanye West is still feeling the pain over his ambush of Taylor Swift last year - and he's expressing it all over Twitter.
The hip-hop star unleashed a torrent of emotions on his official Twitter account at the weekend, acknowledging once again that he was wrong for jumping on stage, grabbing the microphone from Taylor at the MTV Video Music Awards and saying her trophy should have gone to Beyonce.
The rapper-producer said that he had experienced enormous pain, been the subject of death threats and suffered a tremendous setback to his career.
"How deep is the scar ... I bled hard ... cancelled tour with the number one pop star in the world ... closed the doors of my clothing office," he tweeted.
When the Grammy-winning superstar - known for causing controversy at awards ceremonies - upstaged country music darling Taylor there was a tremendous backlash - even President Barack Obama was caught calling him a "jackass".
At the time, West went on Jay Leno's prime-time show to apologise and said he still had not recovered from his mother's death two years prior. He said he would be taking time off from the public eye and cancelled a joint tour with Lady Gaga.
On Twitter, Kanye talked about the backlash: "People tweeted that they wish I was dead ... No listen. They wanted me to die people. I carry that. I smile and take pictures through that."
Kanye said he's now "ready to get out of my own way. The ego is overdone."
He also apologised to Taylor again, and said he has written a song for her. "If she won't take it then I will perform it for her," he said.