If Taylor Swift was looking to ditch her goody-two-shoes image at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, she totally failed.

Proving that she truly is America's Sweetheart, the 20-year-old pop-country star appeared to forgive Kanye West for stealing her thunder at last year's VMAs, as she sang a ballad she wrote about the outspoken hip-hop artist:

"It's OK, life is a tough crowd/32 and still growing up now/Who you are is not what you did/You're still an innocent ... You'll have new Septembers/Every one of us has messed up too," she crooned soulfully.

The song, "Innocent," will appear on Swift's new album. Kanye turned 33 in June; he was 32 when he interrupted Swift's VMA acceptance speech last year, saying Beyonce deserved the award that the younger star received.

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Kanye also took the opportunity to publicly apologize ... sort of. He performed his new song "Runaway," which calls for a toast for a--holes (among other expletives).

"I always find something wrong; you've been putting up with my [expletive] for too long," he sang.

Yes Kanye, we have.

While the anticipation of some kind of Taylor-Kanye moment was enough to make us watch the two-hour award show, it did fall flat of the big reunion we hoped for.