The Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud may have spawned more than headlines and hard feelings. In fact, one source is reporting that Kanye’s disses have inspired Taylor to write some new songs.
Hollywood Life reported Thursday that Kanye’s slams have helped Taylor in her creative process, and the celebrity news outlet calls the newly inspired music “a different kind of heartbreak song then [sic] we’re used to from TayTay.”
“The only good thing about him picking on her is that it’s giving her good inspiration for song writing. It’s hard for Taylor to understand why he’s coming after her like this, she has no clue what she’s done to make him hate her this way.”
The Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud dates back to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when West famously walked up on stage to interrupt Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video. At the time, Swift’s video for “You Belong With Me” had just bested Beyoncé’s video for “Single Ladies,” and ‘Ye seemed to take offense to the decision.
The speech that Kanye gave when he interrupted Swift has become unforgettable, and it’s led to numerous jokes and memes.
“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!” Kanye asserted.
In the years ahead, Kanye West and Taylor Swift butted heads in the media, but in 2015 the two appeared to have settled their feud when Swift presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to West at the VMAs. Swift concluded her award speech by saying, “All the other winners, I’m really happy for you, I’m going to let you finish, but Kanye West has had one of the greatest careers of all time.”
— MTV News (@MTVNews) February 18, 2016
On February 11, it became obvious that the Kanye-Taylor feud would quickly be reignited after West debuted his new song, “Famous,” during his Yeezy Season 3 launch at Madison Square Garden.
In that song, Kanye West slammed Taylor Swift with what have since been called misogynistic lyrics, rapping, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that b***h famous.”
Soon after the song was released, West alleged that he’d gotten permission from Swift to include the lyric on his The Life of Pablo album, but Taylor’s public relations people said that Swift had not actually approved the lines. Instead, Swift’s camp said that Kanye had only called to ask Swift to release the song on her Twitter account.
According to a report from Rolling Stone, “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.'”
Just a few days later, Swift publicly — though indirectly — shot back at West when she accepted the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.”
That wasn’t the end of the feud, though. Just two days later, audio surfaced in which Kanye West was ranting before his Saturday Night Live appearance. During that rant, West can be heart calling Taylor a “fake a**.”
What do you think of the Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud? Do you think the public disagreements could provide Swift with fodder for future songs? Why or why not?
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