Pretty obvious a publicist spent quite a bit of time with him. I didn't buy it, and actually felt a little ill when Leno put his hand on his leg. (But not as much as seeing the reception he got when he walked out. Which shows the mentality of Leno's audience).
West is a grandstanding attention grabbing fame whore. And that moron host from the award show who more or less said to let it go because 'it's not like anyone died'??? What - it that our parameter now on what's considered forgivable or exusable. Someone has to die for us to get pissed off? I don't think so.