Kanye West: I Had to Go Away to Work on Me

September 15, 2010 By:
Kanye West: I Had to Go Away to Work on Me

Kanye West is still trying to do damage control since the whole, "Yo Taylor, Beyonce had the best video of all time," VMA debacle last year.

Kanye sat down with XXL magazine to talk about "the incident" with Taylor Swift and why he had to go into hiding after the VMA's.

"I stress that the incident wasn't about Taylor personally. 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," West explains in XXL's October 2010 issue, on stands next week.

"The relationship with the public and with your fans is like the relationship with your girlfriend. 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."

Kanye confessed he had no choice but to go into hiding because it helped him figure out who he really is.

"I knew I wasn't in a great spot publicly after the incident, but I would just block it out and work as hard as possible and let my work be my saving grace. In a way, I had thrown a Molotov cocktail at my own career, and it gave me an opportunity, for the first time, to go away and find out who I was. Because I felt very alone," he writes in the mag.

He actually seems like a changed man. He was on his best behavior at this years VMA's and made sure to publicly apologize to Taylor. What do you guys think? Is he a changed man?