Taylor Swift and Kanye West have officially made up. The two artists were spotted backstage at the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Taylor has made amends with Kanye six years after the infamous VMAs incident when he went on stage to interrupt her acceptance speech. Both the media and fans thought the two were still beefing, but they were clearly wrong.
Swift, 25, and West, 37, have moved on after six years of tension and awkwardness between the two. Swift reportedly held a grudge against West after he interrupted her acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the 2009 VMAs. However, it looks like the singer wants to forgive and forget, and not to have any “Bad Blood” with the hip hop artist.
Taylor used to tell friends that she hated Kanye for crashing her acceptance speech at the 2009s VMAs. Still, it catapulted her into pop superstardom, while it ruined Kanye’s career and drove him to alcoholism and depression.
During a commercial break at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, Kanye and Taylor broke the ice and even hung out backstage. The two reportedly had a nice, long conversation, according to the Hollywood Life report. Taylor and Kanye even smiled and posed for several photos.
Fans were probably wondering if Swift and West were talking about the VMAs incident. There were several photos that showed the two artists hugging and laughing. Swift even spoke with West’s wife, Kim Kardashian. It appears that there’s no beef between the two artists after all. The photos are likely to inspire a string of Swift-West memes across the internet.
Kanye found someone else to pick on at the Grammy Awards instead. He interrupted musician Beck, as he went up to accept his award for Album of the Year. Beck waved Kanye away, then smiled. Beyonce fans weren’t happy that Beck won and took to several social networking sites to exclaim their disappointment. The hashtag #WhoIsBeck was also trending that night.
According to an E! News report, West was disappointed that Beck won Album of the Year. He revealed why he thought Beyoncé should have won the award.
“If they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. Flawless Beyoncé video, and Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé. And at this point, we tired of it! Because what happens is, when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music. It’s disrespectful to inspiration. And we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day, and listen to Beyoncé and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event, and they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, an artist, because they want a commercial advertising. No, we not playing with them no more. And by the way, I got my wife, I got my daughter, and my clothing line, so I’m not gonna do nothing to put my daughter at risk. But I am here to fight for creativity, that’s the reason I didn’t say anything tonight.”
Beck isn’t unbothered by Kanye’s interruption. In an interview with Us Weekly, the musician explained to the media site why he doesn’t mind being interrupted by Kanye. Beck is clearly a huge fan of the rapper.
“I was just so excited he was coming up. He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody. How many great records has he put out in the last five years, right?”
Beck was also asked whether Beyonce should have won instead of him.
Beck responded, “Absolutely. I thought she was going to win. Come on, she’s Beyoncé!”
Not only is there no beef between Swift and West, but there’s no beef with Beck as well. Do you think Taylor Swift and Kanye West should move on from the 2009 VMAs incident?
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