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Jay Leno scored big last night, as his new primetime talk show, The Jay Leno Show, premiered.
Luckily for him, the most-hated man of the hour, Kanye West, was set to perform with Rihanna and Jay-Z on the opening show, and decided he wanted to sit down with Jay to about the Taylor Swift incident before taking the stage with his musical buddies.
"Dealing with the fact that I hurt someone or took anything away, you know, from a talented artist—or from anyone—because I only wanted to help people," Kanye told Jay.
"My entire life, I've only wanted to do and give something that I felt was right and I immediately knew in this situation that it was wrong," the rapper said. "It's actually someone's emotions that I stepped on. It was rude, period. I'd like to apologize to her in person."
So, if you're counting, that's apology No. 3.
Then Jay pulled out the big guns – and brought up Kanye's mom, who he lost last year after a botched surgery – asking the performer what he thinks his mother would say about his thoughtless actions.
"You know, obviously, I deal with hurt and, you know, so many celebrities, they never take the time off," Kanye said, trying to hold it together. "And I've never taken the time off, just music and music and tour after tour, and I'm ashamed that my hurt caused someone else's hurt."
"After this, I need to just take some time off and analyze how I'm going to make it through the rest of this life, how I'm going to improve, because I am a celebrity and that's just something I'm going to have to deal with."
"If there's anything I can do to help Taylor in the future, or help anyone, I want to...It's hard sometimes, you know?" What's hard, Kanye? To sit in your seat an award show and not jump on stage when you don't win? It's really not that tough.
Do you believe Kanye's apology?