Taylor Swift knows that “haters gonna hate” as her recent experience with Kanye West would suggest, but that doesn’t mean that it should keep her — or her fans — down. Like her hit song last year implored, Taylor appears ready to “Shake It Off” when it comes to the shade Kanye West is trying to cast on her.
In her first public response to a recently-released song by Kanye West, Taylor Swift took a portion of her Grammy’s acceptance speech for Album of The Year award to cast shade on West for his recent questionable comments, Hollywood Life reported Tuesday morning.
“I want to say to all the young women out there. There are going to be people who 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 are going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) February 16, 2016
Taylor reacted to a song entitled “Famous” by Kanye West from his new album. The compilation – The Life Of Pablo – features the song with the profane lyrics that have upset many Swift fans.
“I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex, I made that b**** famous.”
— People Magazine (@people) February 12, 2016
Taylor and Kanye appeared to have made up from their previous run-in in 2009 when West famously stole the microphone away from Swift during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye West apologized for the incident last year, leading Taylor Swift to tell Vanity Fair last fall that all was well between the two singers.
“I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with him until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me—so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time. I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along. It started with both of us really liking Jay and wanting him to be happy. And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.”
Kanye West has claimed to People that the record was not meant to be disrespectful to Taylor, as West alleged he sought permission from Swift before recording the track. A representative of Swift disputed the claim, rebutting that Kanye West did not seek out approval prior to the song’s release.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. 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**** famous.'”
— billboard (@billboard) February 12, 2016
While the comments Swift made about West at the Grammy’s may have been the talk of the night, Taylor made news for other reasons. In winning Album of the Year twice, Swift became the first female to do so. On the eventful night for Swift, she also performed her latest single “Out Of The Woods” while claiming Grammys for Best Music Video and Best Pop Vocal Album, The Inquisitr reported.
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