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Last Updated: Wednesday September 16 2009 12:45 GMT

Kanye phones Taylor to apologise

Kanye West and Taylor Swift

Kanye West has phoned singer Taylor Swift personally, to apologise for interrupting her speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

The rapper has already said sorry on TV and on his blog, but this is the first time the pair have spoken to each other about what happened.

Taylor says she's accepted Kanye's apology, although what was said in the phone call has been kept private.

Talking to a radio station she said: "He was very sincere."

She's also thanked her fans and other celebs for their support.

At the ceremony, Taylor was giving an acceptance speech after winning the best female video award when Kanye jumped on stage, grabbed the microphone away and said that Beyonce should have won.

Kanye has since described his actions as "rude".

On a TV interview he said: "I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyse how I'm going to make it through the rest of this life, how I'm going to improve."