Taylor Swift is allegedly planning the ultimate revenge for Kanye West’s recent misogynistic reference in his new track, “Famous.”
While Swift could undoubtedly make a huge display following West’s recent eyebrow raising remarks at the prestigious music awards show, HollywoodLife is reporting that Taylor is plotting to take the high road and let her potentially big wins be the ultimate revenge.
“A reaction song might come down the line but she wants the Grammy Awards to be about her and her achievements and not Kanye West,” an inside source allegedly told HollywoodLife of Taylor Swift’s classy revenge plan that will likely see her big wins do all the talking.
“The Grammy Awards are going to be her night and Kanye has got enough free press from her coattails so she doesn’t want to give him anymore,” the source added.
HollywoodLife is also alleging that Swift’s plan for non-confrontational revenge will involve her “dancing all night and having fun” in an attempt to prevent Kanye getting any further press from her name. “That to Taylor is going to be great,” HollywoodLife‘s source said. “Kanye keeps getting headlines off of her, his actions are below her.”
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 8, 2016
Swift, of course, is all set for a big night when the 58th Annual Grammy Awards take place on February 15, as Taylor is nominated for seven of the prestigious music awards and will also be opening the ceremony with a huge performance.
“Grammy night is Taylor’s night, she is going to win big, be featured in the start of the show, the Grammys are going to be her showcase for an amazing year,” the Taylor Swift source told HollywoodLife.
Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s latest feud comes after the “Stronger” singer shocked fans with a controversial line about Swift in the track “Famous,” taken from his upcoming new album T.L.O.P. (The Life of Pablo).
West references his and Taylor’s now infamous 2009 MTV Video Music Awards run-in on the song, rapping, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b***h famous.”
Swift was understandably not thrilled by the risqué reference, as confirmed in a statement released by her rep earlier this week. “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account,” a rep for Taylor confirmed. “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, “I made that b***h famous.””
Spokesperson for Taylor Swift released this statement on Kanye West's new song mentioning Swift. pic.twitter.com/m8LnCUzniN
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 12, 2016
Kanye later took to Twitter to defend his Taylor Swift reference on February 12, where he posted a number of tweets regarding the backlash and denied ever dissing the star.
“I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…,” West began on the social media site. “First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship.”
“I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings [sic],” West continued in a separate tweet after telling his more than 18 million followers that he ran the lyrics by wife Kim Kardashian and “she was cool with it.”
Kanye then claimed on the 140-character site that it was actually Taylor Swift who initially came up with the lyrical concept. “I’m not even gone take credit for the idea… it’s actually something Taylor came up with… [sic]” West wrote on February 12. “She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him.”
What do you think of Taylor Swift’s high road Grammy revenge plot and Kanye’s latest claims?
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