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Kanye West Covers 'XXL' October 2010

Kanye West Covers 'XXL' October 2010

Kanye West shows two sides to himself on the cover of XXL magazine’s October 2010 issue, on newsstands Tuesday, September 28.

The 33-year-old rapper wrote the cover story on himself – it’s his first article ever!

Inside the mag, Kanye dished on the infamous VMAs incident last year. “I stress that the incident wasn’t about Taylor personally,” he shared. “And it definitely wasn’t about race. Where I messed up is, at the end of the day, it’s your show, Taylor. It’s your show, MTV.”

“The relationship with the public and with your fans is like the relationship with your girlfriend,” he added. “How could I not, at a certain point, be like, ‘I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have been at the awards show. I’m sorry.’ Not that I don’t deserve to get beat up or change who I am inside, to make sure that that doesn’t happen again.”

FYI: Kanye also served as the creative director of the special collector’s issue 40-page section.

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  • bette

    This recent VMA awards supposed to be a reunion of Kanye and Taylor together on stage, but seems Taylor refused the idea. I can´t blame her for that, She was humiliated and her first night of success was ruined last years award. That first night will never coming back again and it´s not even her fault. That takes time to heal. If Kanye West is truly sincere with his apology, he will ask her forgiveness personally or by proper letter. That´s the right thing to do. But Kanye did it through e-mail and twitter. Everybody already know his apology before even Taylor Swift knows herself. It seems that he did it because his attitude received a negative response from the fans. He just wants to save his career, that all there is. All of them is just an act.

  • Jasmine


  • zoz

    He apologized on the phone last yr and in person this yr. Stop lying. That thing was overblown and folks cheered him and stood up for him the other night for it.

  • Sonja

    c’mon. all this stuff following that so called incident are just sooo overrated and excessive. The man just expressed his opinion, nothing more. He didn’t take her award away, didn’t slap her in the face… His opinion is not a fact it’s an OPINION. Isn’t your country proclaim her people, politics, everything as opened minded? But the reallity seems ti be different. You are so judgemental…And Taylor is just showing her weakness. She doesn’t beleive in her self. If she does, she would laugh at his comments and go on with her live and carrier.

  • Diaz

    gangsta ;)

  • bette

    It´s easy for all of you to say, because you are not the one who was humiliated infront of millions of people. And to the eyes of most Kanyes fanatic fans, who believe, he can never make a mistake. That´s natural, if you truly admire him, you´ll defend him no matter what. But to say, “Get over it” is easy to say than done. Well I suggest you better wait until you suffered the humiliation yourself, then we´ll see, how you cope with it.

  • jill

    I am sorry it is not like he beat or rapped her! kanye will be around way longer than Taylor swift ! i am sorry to say this but life should go on for her and she needs to stop living in the past there are to many real issues going on in the world. This is not one of them!

  • girlstragedy

    omg!! is he gay???

  • Bela C.

    People love to hate Kanye. I hate to love him, but I do love him.

  • Beth

    Love Kayne and @ girlstragedy yes he is gay in your mind!