Well, that was fast: Mere hours after Taylor Swift told the hosts of The View that Kanye West hadn’t yet reached out to offer a personal apology for his behavior at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, reports indicate that the rapper has now done just that. A rep for The View tells EW that West called Swift to apologize before her interview was even done airing this morning. “During Taylor Swift’s appearance today on ABC’s The View Kanye West phoned the ABC/The View studio,” the rep’s statement says. “After the show he spoke personally to the country music superstar via telephone and has apologized to the 19 year-old singer. She has accepted Mr. West’s apology. The contents of the phone call are to remain private.”
“Kanye did call me,” Swift told ABC News Radio’s Andrea Dressdale in an interview taped after the show. “He was very sincere in his apology, and I accepted that apology.” Asked if “going down the road, everything will be all right between you guys,” Swift replied, “Yeah, definitely.”
This is now the fourth time West has apologized for his conduct at the VMAs — but hey, who’s counting, right? Do you think this is an adequate resolution to this never-ending controversy, or do you still want more?
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