Taylor Swift’s 2016 Grammys Speech Likely Aimed at Kanye
Taylor Swift won the Grammy for Album of the Year Monday night (Feb. 15) besting both Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd, and went entirely uninterrupted during her acceptance speech (as seen above). Winning for her album 1989, Swift did seem to address the recent flare up with Kanye West, specifically, the line and song on Kanye's new album that declares he is responsible for Swift's fame.
During her speech, Swift said, “I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments, or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. That will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
There have been conflicting reports as to whether or not Swift signed off on the line, as Kanye claims she was cool with it, while a spokesperson for Swift said the singer had no knowledge of the line as it was eventually recorded, but did warn West against its misogynistic message. The lyric, which appears on "Famous," goes, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Swift and West became cross-genre adversaries when West stormed the 2009 VMA stage interrupting Swift's acceptance speech to vouch on behalf of Beyonce and her video for "Single Ladies." A bridge was believed to have been built between the two stars, with a dinner in Feb. of 2015 acting as a treaty of sorts, but the recent Kanye lyric has set them at opposite sides once again. While Kanye was tweeting up a storm Monday night, he made no mention of Swift or the award show.
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