While Kanye West spent his whole day apologizing for bum-rushing the stage and interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Swift herself stuck around the New York area to catch Kings of Leon at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum. The band ripped through a scorching set of songs culled mostly from their last two albums (last year's Only by the Night and 2007's Because of the Times), including their Top 10 hit "Use Somebody" (which was covered by Solange Knowles at Sunday night's show). Swift was spotted hanging out backstage at the arena, looking radiant in a black leather jacket and sipping an iced coffee from Starbucks.
Swift's whirlwind tour of New York (which began on Sunday at the VMAs, where she arrived in a "Cinderella"-esque carriage pulled by horses) continued this morning when she appeared on "The View." Swift recounted her thought process during the incident and said that Kanye West had not yet reached out to her, despite the fact that he told Jay Leno that he'd like to apologize to her in person. The hosts of "The View" also noted that Swift was the first country star to ever win a VMA.
Since Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" has been covered by so many people (including Paramore, Bat for Lashes, Brooke White and the above-mentioned Solange), Swift should really take that song on. Or better yet, she should rip into a countrified version of "Sex on Fire" on her next tour.