Kanye West rant coming in HOT either tonight or tomorrow, because Taylor Swift won the Grammy for Album of the Year for 1989 and, in her acceptance speech, she managed to get in a little dig at West for rapping (in a song) that he made her famous.
Watch Swift’s speech, where she said, bluntly, “I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way that 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 you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
Wow, ok, cool.
West’s specific rhyme in “Famous,” if you’re curious: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why, I made that bitch famous.” As crass and unnecessary a line as you’d expect from West, who claims that Swift said some version of that line herself in private.
After West’s MSG album premiere, where we first heard the song, Swift and her PR team put that fire out quickly by claiming she warned Ye about releasing such a misogynistic record. Both of these artists remain insufferable.