Taylor Swift and Kanye West are back on bad terms again.

Last year at the Grammys, Taylor and Kanye posed for this photo:


It took us so long to get to that photo. Six years, to be exact. The following week they had dinner together. Taylor danced to Kanye’s “All Day” at the 2015 Brit Awards.



Right after becoming friends with Kanye, Taylor became friends with Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West.

In her September 2015 Vanity Fair cover story, Taylor said that Jay Z deserved the credit for sparking her friendship with Kanye though.

“I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with (Kanye) 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,” she said.”

“I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along … 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.”

That same month, Taylor presented Kanye with the Video Vanguard award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards:



Taylor and Kanye were in a great place, you guys. Then Kanye went and ruined it with that mouthpiece of his.

In the very first verse of a song from his new album The Life of Pablo called “Famous,” Kanye raps this line:

I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
Why? I made that bitch famous (got damn)
I made that bitch famous

According to TMZ, Taylor Swift knew about the lyrics beforehand and actually thought they were pretty funny. In fact, Kanye himself said he personally called her and “an hour long convo with her about the line.”

But Swift’s reps say that’s far from the case:

Tayor’s rep says, “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.'”

Kanye, however, tells a totally different story:









Monday night (Feb 15) at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift let it be known that she was not down with Kanye bragging about how he “made that bitch famous” in reference to her.

While accepting her tenth Grammy (for Album of the Year, 1989) Taylor, using that surprised “OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE I WON MY VERY FIRST AWARD” face she always uses, started off by thanking her fans and producers and everyone else who worked with her on the project.

And then she ended her speech by sprinkling a little shade on a particular artist who she refused to name:

“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.

“But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”

And THAT is how you respond to someone like Kanye. You don’t mention his name. You don’t talk about what he did. YOU JUST DO YOU.


Also, Taylor Swift opened up this year’s Grammy Awards with a performance of a song I do not know the name of, nor do I care. I generally enjoy a good Taylor Swift performance, but this one did nothing for me.

If you would like to watch it for yourself to form your own opinion (you might like it, you never know…) you’re free to below:

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