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Kanye West’s Long Twitter Apology to Taylor Swift: ‘I’ve Hurt, I’ve Bled, I’ve Learned’

Twitter is apparently the new Oprah. Just ahead of next Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards Kanye West spent yesterday penning a long apology to Taylor Swift on Twitter. And I mean long. As in 70-plus tweets.

It was at last year’s VMA’s that West coined the phrase Kanye’d after he jumped onstage during Swift’s acceptance speech, grabbing the microphone from her and declaring that Beyonce should have won the award. President Obama subsequently declared West a ‘jackass.’

After having a year to mull it over, Kanye would like the world to know he’s sorry. Very sorry. Says Kanye: “I’ve hurt, I’ve bled, I’ve learned. I only want to do good. I am passionate I am human I am real. I wish I could meet every hater.” Also: “Beyonce didn’t need that. MTV didn’t need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn’t want or need that.” And: “It feels like the movie Heat when you wanted Deniro to make it… You want the bad guy to make it.”

Also, he’s written a song for Taylor. You can read the entire “stream of consciousness” below, starting from the bottom up, and watch the original debacle here.

I’m sorry Taylor. about 23 hours ago via web

It starts with this… about 23 hours ago via web

I want to win there hearts back so I can continue to bring my take on culture to the masses with a clean opinion. about 23 hours ago via web

I want to help starting with the music and ending with the smile. about 23 hours ago via web

I wish they could accept that I’ve grown and only want to do good for the world. I want to help as many people as I can. about 23 hours ago via web

I wish they all knew how much I really cared about music and pop culture and art and peoples feelings. about 23 hours ago via web

I wish I could talk to every hater face to face and change there a opinion of me one conversation at a time. about 23 hours ago via web

I’ve hurt, I’ve bled, I’ve learned. I only want to do good. I am passionate I am human I am real. I wish I could meet every hater about 23 hours ago via web

When I right songs like Heartless I always say “is this melody good enough to be a country song or a broadway song?” about 23 hours ago via web

TAYLOR LOVES RAP MUSIC… I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC about 23 hours ago via web

Why was it made into such a race issue. Taylor loves rap music… I love country music. about 23 hours ago via web

There’s a layer of… Entertainment… we are entertainers and this is only TV… not the War about 23 hours ago via web

There’s a layer of… hey Kanye said what I was thinking about 23 hours ago via web

A year later where do we stand? about 23 hours ago via web

WHO BENEFITED FOR REAL PEOPLE???!!!!!!!! about 23 hours ago via web

Walk with me people… let’s break this down for real now. I might get in trouble again lol? about 23 hours ago via web

MTV? JAY LENO? BEYONCE? ALL FORMS OF MEDIA? TAYLOR? KANYE WEST? Who gained? Who lost? about 23 hours ago via web

You’ve got the Media play… Who benefitted off of the moment? about 23 hours ago via web

You’ve got a layer of… What is reality? You really want this guy to die over an award show???!! wooooooow ….. about 23 hours ago via web

You’ve got a layer of order… this is how things are spose to go this is how it’s always been etc. about 23 hours ago via web

If I speak in 3rd person it’s because I’m quoting people sometimes I forget to put the quotations you know my grammar.. #ITSAPROCESS about 23 hours ago via web

You’ve got the top layer… Kanye’s rude! about 23 hours ago via web

Why are there so many tweets? Well this isn’t a simple subject. There are layers to this beyond me running on stage. about 23 hours ago via web

Humanity and Empathy are 2 of the 4 principles at facebook. Those were the 2 principles I was missing on that evening about 24 hours ago via web

These tweets have no manager, no publicist , no grammar checking… this is raw about 24 hours ago via web

It feels like the movie Heat when you wanted Deniro to make it… You want the bad guy to make it. about 24 hours ago via web

These aren’t regular tweets… this is stream of consciousness … I want you guys to know and feel where my head is at… about 24 hours ago via web

Beyonce didn’t need that. MTV didn’t need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn’t want or need that. about 24 hours ago via web

I am not a bad person. Even in that moment I was only trying to do good but people don’t always need my help. about 24 hours ago via web

When I woke up from the crazy nightmare I looked in the mirror and said GROW UP KANYE … I take the responsibility for my actions about 24 hours ago via web

Yes I was that guy. A 32 year old child. about 24 hours ago via web

It is distasteful to cut people off as a general rule. What’s the point of dressing tastefully if I’m going to act the complete opposite? about 24 hours ago via web

With new found humility … who am I to run on stage? I would never ever again in a million years do that. Sorry to let you down. about 24 hours ago via web

The Wicked witch of the west basically is so convicted to tell her’ truth when she does it she is outcasted by society and turned WICKED about 24 hours ago via web

Who’s seen the play Wicked? I’ve seen it 4 times! Other than loving the music acting and costumes… it’s my story!!! about 24 hours ago via web

I have given my awards to other groups multiple times on national TV… They never showed that this past year during the massacre of Kanye about 24 hours ago via web

It’s not about race America. No one in our position ever stands up and says anything anymore. about 24 hours ago via web

I would have ran on stage for Justin that night because Sexy Back (in my mind) was that important… that impactful to our culture about 24 hours ago via web

I watched Justin Timberlake at the Grammies loose every televised award including album of the year which the Dixie Chicks won about 24 hours ago via web

I am responsible for those who love and represent me and what they have to deal with on a day to day defending “The American Psycho” Sat Sep 4 09:38:10 2010 via web

There are people who have named there kids after me… can you imagine that next day in school. Even though I don’t have kids… Sat Sep 4 09:36:46 2010 via web

I know there are family members friends and fans that have literally fought for me. Sat Sep 4 09:36:06 2010 via web

I’m ready to get out of my own way. The ego is overdone… it’s like hoodies Sat Sep 4 09:35:21 2010 via web

We’re both artist and the media and managers are trying to get between us. Everyone wants to capitalize off this is some way Sat Sep 4 09:33:10 2010 via web

She deserves the apology more than anyone. Thank you Biz Stone and Evan Williams for creating a platform where we can communicate directly Sat Sep 4 09:29:37 2010 via web

She had nothing to do with my issues with award shows. She had no idea what hit her. She’s justa lil girl with dreams like the rest of us. Sat Sep 4 09:27:36 2010 via web

I wrote a song for Taylor Swift that’s so beautiful and I want her to have it. If she won’t take it then I’ll perform it for her Sat Sep 4 09:26:12 2010 via web

I wear my scars… It’s almost like I have to where a suit to juxtapose my image and I won’t lie… IT WORKS! Sat Sep 4 09:25:08 2010 via web

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 Sat Sep 4 09:24:12 2010 via web

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 Sat Sep 4 09:23:22 2010 via web

…taking a 15 second blip the mdeia have successfully painted the image of the “ANGRY BLACK MAN’ The King Kong theory. Sat Sep 4 09:22:37 2010 via web

The media has successfully diminished the “receptive” audience of (3rd person)… KANYE WEST Sat Sep 4 09:21:08 2010 via web

I have a mission in life to bring truth and beauty through my music and the visuals that anchor around it Sat Sep 4 09:20:09 2010 via web

Some people say… Why worry about “the haters?” This is bigger that just the concept of haters. Sat Sep 4 09:19:24 2010 via web

If you google Asshole my face may very well pop up 2 pages into the search. Sat Sep 4 09:17:28 2010 via web

That’s when you realize perception is reality. I’ve been straying from this subject on twitter but I have to give it to you guys raw now. Sat Sep 4 09:16:21 2010 via web

I was chilling with this white girl having a conversation and she cut me off and said… Hold up… I thought you didn’t like us?! Sat Sep 4 09:15:18 2010 via web

There are people who don’t dislike me… they absolutely hate me! Sat Sep 4 09:13:17 2010 via web

Remember in Anchor Man when Ron Burgandy cursed on air and the entire city turned on him? But this wasn’t a joke. This was & is my real life Sat Sep 4 09:12:37 2010 via web

People booed when I would go to concerts and the performer mentioned my name. Sat Sep 4 09:11:16 2010 via web

Had to let employees go… for the first time I felt the impact of my brash actions … I felt the recession from an ownership side 9:10 AM Sep 4th via web

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 9:09 AM Sep 4th via web

With the help of strong will, a lack of impathy, a lil alcohol and extremely distasteful & bad timing … I became George Bush over night 9:07 AM Sep 4th via web

Even though the NBC telethon was widely praised yall didn’t think they was just gone let me get away with that did yall???!!! 9:04 AM Sep 4th via web

Some people’s truth is Kanye is racist… It’s not my truth but I do believe it’s my Karma…. walk with me… 9:03 AM Sep 4th via web

When I say perception is reality I mean whatever you think is the truth… is your truth 9:02 AM Sep 4th via web

I accept the idea (ideal) that perception is reality 9:01 AM Sep 4th via web

Happy B day to sister B … I gotta dope ass gift for you. 9:00 AM Sep 4th via web

Even now a lot of articles start there first 2 paragraphs about how much of an asshole I am 9:00 AM Sep 4th via web

I feel like they were waiting for the opportunity to go in all the way on me and when it came they beat me to a pulp 8:56 AM Sep 4th via web

They wanted yall to believe I was a monster in real life so you guys wouldn’t listen or buy my music anymore 8:55 AM Sep 4th via web

Man I love Twitter… I’ve always been at the mercy of the press but no more… The media tried to demonize me

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