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Mere moments after a poised, polite Taylor Swift shared with the world that Kanye West had not yet apologized to her for the outburst that thrust them into the center of public dialogue, he called her up and did so -- at the very studio where she revealed that she had yet to receive a personal apology from him.
Not long after Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards incident, Kanye West used his blog to express contrition about his behavior. But as of Tuesday morning's episode of The View, Swift said he hadn't yet contacted her directly.
Apparently Kanye was watching the morning show. According to The New York Daily News, the official statement from ABC about Kanye's apology to the singer is: "During Taylor Swift's appearance today... Kanye West phoned The View studio. After the show he spoke personally to the country music superstar via telephone and apologized to the 19-year-old singer. She has accepted Mr. West's apology."
In a stroke of talk-show kismet, Taylor Swift had long been booked as a guests on today's episode of the show -- much as Kanye West had long been slated for an appearance on last night's premiere of The Jay Leno Show.
Swift, in good humor about the whole thing, gave a blow-by-blow of her inner monologue as the brouhaha unfolded.
"I think my overall thought process was 'Wow, I can't believe I won, this is awesome. Don't trip and fall. Oh, Kanye West is here. Cool haircut! What're you doing here? Ouch.'" Swift said. "And then: 'I guess I'm not going to get to thank fans.'"
Millions of Tweets, Facebook posts and chat board discussions erupted in its wake. Taylor said she was taken aback by the reaction to whole thing.
"I never imagined so many people were out there looking out for me," Swift said. "It was wonderful to see so many people out there defending me so I didn't have to."