Kanye West has apologised for interrupting singer Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night.

Swift won Best Female Video for 'You Belong with Me' and while the 19-year-old was on stage accepting the award West appeared beside her, took her microphone and said: "...I am really happy for you... But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time."

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People magazine reports that after the show Swift said: "I was standing on stage and I was really excited because I'd just won the award and then I was really excited because Kanye West was on stage. And then I wasn't excited anymore after that."

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Writing on his blog, West said that he was "SOOOOO SORRY".

He continued: "I'm in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment. Beyoncé's video was the best of this decade ... I'm sorry to my fans if I let you guys down ... I'm sorry to my friends at MTV ... I will apologize to Taylor."

He added: "I'm still very happy for Taylor. I really feel bad for Taylor and I’m sincerely sorry."