Taylor Swift has absolved Kanye West of his sins with one somber song.

The 20-year-old delivered a poignant and powerful ode about West at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Her performance began with a video montage of last year's debacle and then she went on to sing about the incident.

The song's lyrics included the line: "Who you are is not what you did." She also said: "32 is still growing up now ... you're still an innocent."

West, who has expressed remorse for last year's incident where he marred her acceptance of an award, was also due to perform later on in Sunday night's show.

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