Kanve West said on Monday he would take some time off to reassess the incident through the rest of his life for upstaging Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards.

... I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I'm going to make it through the rest of this life, how I'm going to improve, he told Jay Leno on the premiere episode of the comedian's new comedy show.

Kanve West was loudly booed when he leaped on stage and grabbed the microphone from Swift as she was accepting the statuette for best female pop video.

Then West declared it should have gone to Beyonce's Single Ladies video, which he called one of the best videos of all time.

Swift stood in the background, her face frozen. After West handed her the microphone, she attempted to say something, but the sound had been cut off and she was escorted off by a stage manager.

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Kanye West takes the microphone from best female video winner Taylor Swift as he praises the video entry from Beyonce at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
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Kanye West (L) interrupts the acceptance speech from best female video winner Taylor Swift (R) at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/ary Hershorn