Taylor Swift may not make her feud with Kanye West public, says Hollywood Life. Swift’s boyfriend Calvin Harris wants her to handle it privately.
The Taylor Swift–Kanye West feud started when West premiered his song “Famous” at the Yeezy Season 3 launch at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 11.
“Calvin thinks that Taylor should handle ending her feud with Kanye privately and not in a public setting like the Grammy Awards,” a source told the magazine. “He’s suggested she should talk it through over the phone and tell Kanye exactly how she feels about what he said in his lyrics. But she should’t pander to Kanye’s ego. He believes she needs to tell him straight that he was wrong for what he did,” the magazine reported.
5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea… it’s actually something Taylor came up with …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
Kanye West made it clear that it was not his idea, and that, in fact, it was Taylor who came up with it.
This came after Taylor Swift responded to Kanye West’s misogynistic lyrics via her rep. According to a message supplied to Entertainment Weekly from Swift’s rep, “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 bitch famous.’ “
Swift’s friends and family are already coming to her rescue via social media. Taylor’s brother, Austin, posted an Instagram video that showed him throwing his Yeezy sneakers into the bin. He captioned it “Getting a head start on some spring cleaning. Here we go again.”
However, in his numerous tweets, Kanye made it clear that he did not diss Taylor. West has even posted several tweets justifying the lyrics of his songs that many have labelled as “misogynistic.”
“I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her,” he tweeted. “First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship.”
I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
He even went on to say that he had a long conversation about the controversial line with Taylor and that Taylor Swift “gave her blessings” to the song.
3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
However, Kanye West also posted certain tweets that said that he had every right to say what he wanted to say without censoring it.
First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
He even said in his tweet that “Bitch is an endearing term in hip hop like the word N***a.” The Daily Beast has said that Kanye wanted to capitalize on his feud with Swift.
However, the justifications and the lyrics themselves did no favor to Kanye West, as several celebrities have come to Taylor Swift’s rescue. Selena Gomez backed her friend in the ongoing feud and said “Taylor’s killing it and she kind of always has been. Everybody has their own opinion. At the end of the day, you can just do what you do,” Mirror has reported.
Ruby Rose, the Orange is the New Black star, also came to Taylor Swift’s rescue, saying that many lines have been crossed.
Too many lines crossed. If I put myself in the shoes of the women he has hurt recently. Victims of Bill Cosby, The Slut shaming, Amber...— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) February 12, 2016
And now my dear friend Taylor.. Right before another huge moment for her.. Can I still support him and call myself a feminist? A friend? No.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) February 12, 2016
She went on to say that she couldn’t call herself a “feminist” by supporting Kanye West. Gigi Hadid also supported her friend, Taylor Swift, saying “My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.”
This was in reference to the the comment he made at the 2009 VMA that said “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex./ Why/ I made that b***h famous,” Slate has said.
There doesn’t seem to be an end to this feud. Will the Kanye West–Taylor Swift squabble ever come to an end?
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