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Kanye West took a few moments to apologize to Taylor Swift on Monday's primetime debut of "The Jay Leno Show". Props to him for admitting "it was rude" to snatch the mic away from Taylor Swift and steal her shine. Before performing the popular hype song "Run This Town" with Jay-Z and Rihanna, 'Ye appearead somber and shaken by his own actions. The apology seemed authentic, more so once Kanye was asked what his late mother, Donda West, would have to say about what he did. "I need to take some time off ..." he admitted, "It's hard sometimes."

Geez, if 808's and Heartbreak wasn't enough to show us the man is hurting, then this latest outburst certainly does. Taylor Swift might be the one that was wronged, but Kanye really seems like he could use a hug!

-- SAARET E. YOSEPH