You see how much nicer TV appearances go when they aren't bum-rushed?
The seasoned pro that is Taylor Swift broke her silence on Kanyegate during a stop at Mother Hen HQ this morning, taking the ladies of The View through her thought process when she went up to, theoretically, accept her Female Video of the Year VMA Sunday night.
"I think my overall thought process went something like, 'Wow, I can't believe I won, this is awesome, don't trip and fall, I'm gonna get to thank the fans, this is cool…Oh, Kanye West is here. Cool hair cut. What are you doin' there?' And then, 'Ouch.' And then, 'I guess I'm not gonna get to thank the fans.' "
Substitute "cool" for "pretentious" and add a touch more collective repulsion and it becomes clear…rudely interrupted young stars—they think just like us!
And despite West's trio of public mea culpas—each of varying degrees of sincerity—Swift said that the hip-hopper has yet to personally offer her an apology. Or even a hello.
"Sure," she said when asked if she'd welcome contact by the star. "I mean, he has not personally reached out or anything, but if he wanted to say hi."
As for the actual stage-jacking, the 19-year-old Obama-approved country sweetheart said the incident of course took its toll on her teenage psyche but, ever the pro, she couldn't let it affect her live performance.
"I'm not gonna say I wasn't rattled by it. I had to perform live five minutes later and I had to get myself back to the place where I was gonna perform."
She didn't name her album Fearless for nothing, folks.
Swift said the support she got immediately after stepping offstage helped her regroup.
"There were a lot of people around me backstage that were saying a lot of wonderful, incredible things and just having my back. All the other artists that came and showed me love in the hours following it, all the people tweeting about it and all of the fans, I just never imagined that there were that many people looking out for me.
"It was really wonderful to see that people were out there defending me so I didn't have to."
"Hopefully, if Kanye is watching, he'll know what to do," Whoopi Goldberg said, with none other than Barbara Walters herself ominously chiming in.
"I'm sure he'll hear about it."
Yikes. With the president and the first ladies of daytime on her side, all we can say is Kanye better watch his back.
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