Oct. 19, 2010: Kanye Opens Up About the Incident — Again
More than a year after the incident occurred, Kanye still seemed to be rueful about his actions, but he'd gotten to a place where he was trying to justify his motives. "I feel like, in some ways, like I'm a soldier of culture," he said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "And I realize that no one wants that to be my job, and I'll never go on stage again, and I'll never sit in an award show again. But, will I feel convicted about things that really meant stuff to culture, that constantly get denied for years and years and years and years? I'm sorry. I will."