Seems like Kanye West is genuinely sorry for interrupting teen star Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at last Sunday’s (September 13) MTV Video Music Awards.

Before performing his verse on "Run This Town" alongside Jay-Z and Rihanna on Jay Leno’s new prime time NBC show, the outspoken rapper delivered a public apology to Swift. Wearing all-black, a solemn West said that he was sorry. “I immediately knew in this situation that it was wrong,” he said, adding, “it wasn’t a spectacle, it was someone’s emotion I stepped on and it was rude period." [Watch Below]

When asked at what point he regretted his actions, Kanye said: “as soon as I gave the mic back to her and she didn’t keep going.”

The interview took a surprising turn when Leno asked the Chicago artist how he felt his late mother would react to his outburst. Visibly shaken, Ye took a few quiet moments to reflect on the question before answering. “Yeah, obviously I deal with hurt and so many celebrities they never take the time off, and I’d never taken the time off –you know just music after music and tour after tour—I’m just ashamed that my hurt has caused someone else’s hurt,” he said, as the talk show host rubbed his leg. “I don’t want to justify it cause I was just in the wrong but I have to analyze how I’m gonna make it through the rest of this life, because I am a celebrity and its something I have to deal with and if there’s anything I can do to help Taylor in the future or help anyone…I wanna live this thing.. its hard sometimes.”

This is not the first time Ye has apologized to the country singer. In addition to the onscreen interview he has written two statements on his blog, admitting fault in the situation.

“I’d like to be able to apologize to her in person,” he said. -Elan Mancini

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