Before performing ‘Run This Town’ with Jay-Z and Rihanna on the premiere of ‘The Jay Leno Show’ last night, Kanye West spoke with Jay about how sorry he was to jump on stage at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards and protest Taylor Swift’s Best Female Victory win as she was giving her acceptance speech. West said he knew he really messed up when he walked off the stage and Taylor didn’t continue her acceptance speech. “So many celebrities, they never take the time off,” he said. “I’ve never taken the time off to really — you know, just music after music and tour after tour. I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt. My dream of what awards shows are supposed to be, ’cause, and I don’t try to justify it because I was just in the wrong. That’s period. But I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve.”
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