After the infamous microphone snatch from Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, Kanye West made an appearance on Jay Leno and in his way…apologized to the star…in so many words. The cringeworthy interview not only left viewers scratching their heads but according to the water cooler conversations and social media interactions the day after, viewers also felt empathy for the troubled star who had lost his mom around that time.
I believe without a doubt that West was in a lot of emotional pain during this interview. As he tries to articulate the reason behind his actions against Taylor, you’ll come to understand why he is possibly the way he is today in 2016. A young man dealing with fame and grieving over the death of his mother while the world watches his every move is enough to make anyone lose their common sense.