Consider it a resolution to the “Introduction Eruption,” the overblown media hailstorm that barraged Kanye West following his interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 VMA’s. Roughly 365 days and a million Internet meme’s later, West has finally taken to his latest favorite medium, Twitter, to apologize to the 20-year-old country music star.
The full text of his Tweets has been handily compiled in letter form by tech webite Gizmodo. Among the revelations of his quintessentially Westian ramble were: “I’ve always been at the mercy of the press, but no more… The media tried to demonize me. They wanted y’all to believe I was a monster in real life so you guys wouldn’t listen or buy my music anymore. I feel like they were waiting for the opportunity to go in all the way on me, and when it came, they beat me to a pulp. Even now a lot of articles start their first two paragraphs about how much of a [jerk] I am.”
“I wrote a song for Taylor Swift that’s so beautiful, and I want her to have it. If she won’t take it then I’ll perform it for her. She had nothing to do with my issues with award shows. She had no idea what hit her. She’s just a li’l girl with dreams like the rest of us. She deserves the apology more than anyone.”
He then went on to discuss his love of the play “Wicked” (he’s seen it four times) and discuss his newfound humility. Presumably, he found it while shopping at Hermes.