Kanye West apologies: A brief history

Kanye West has apologized to former President George W. Bush for his post-Hurricane Katrina remark that Bush "doesn't care about black people."

Leaving aside how he feels about the "Today" show interview that produced the apology ( short answer: displeased), we thought we'd look at West's two most famous televised mea culpas and compare and contrast them.

Up above, a snippet of his apology to Bush on "Today." West's full, pre-taped interview airs Thursday (Nov. 11), but the former president was a guest on Wednesday's show, and Matt Lauer showed him a bit of what West had to say: "In my moment of frustration, I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist," West says. "But I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don't always choose the right words." (Bush says he accepts the apology.)