Kanye West: 'I bled hard' over Swift debacle Latest News September 06
Hip-hop star Kanye West is still feeling the pain over his ambush of
Taylor Swift last year — and he's expressing his pain all over Twitter.
West unleashed a torrent of emotions on his official Twitter account
Saturday, acknowledging once again that he was wrong for jumping on
stage, grabbing the microphone from Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards
and saying her trophy should have gone to Beyonce.
rapper-producer said that he has experienced enormous pain, been the
subject of death wishes and suffered 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.
The multiplatinum, Grammy-winning superstar
had been one of the decade's most successful and critically acclaimed
stars, despite sometimes boorish behavior and meltdowns at other awards
shows when things did not go his way.
However, when he upstaged
Swift — the then-teenage darling of pop and country music worlds _the
public had had enough. There was tremendous backlash against West — even
President Barack Obama was caught calling him a "jackass."
the time, he went on Jay Leno's prime-time show to apologize 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.
off came sooner than expected. He canceled a joint tour with Lady Gaga
that fall, apparently due to low ticket sales. On Twitter, West talked
about the backlash.
"I'm the guy who at one point could perform
the Justin Timberlake on stage and everyone would be sooo happy that I
was there," he wrote.
After the incident, he said, "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."
West said he's now "ready to get out of my own way. The ego is overdone."
He also apologized to Swift again, and said he has written a song for her that he hopes she will perform.
"If she won't take it then I will perform it for her," he said.
West is working on a new album that is supposed to come out sometime
this fall. A recent member of Twitter, West has been an active user,
posting not only his feelings, but new songs and other updates. He has
over 900,000 followers since he joined earlier this summer.
love Twitter ... I've always been at the mercy of the press but no more
... The media tried to demonize me," he tweeted Saturday.