Taylor Swift Takes Shot at Kanye During Speech: 'People Will Try to Take Credit For Your Fame'
While accepting the Grammy for “Album of the Year” for her record, 1989, Taylor Swift took her moment to take a not-so-subtle shot at Kanye West.
“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 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. Thank you for this moment."
After her swipe at West, the rapper tweeted:
All positive energy— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 16, 2016
Her remark comes after West premiered his new album, The Life of Pablo, in New York City on Thursday. One song contains the line: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that b**** famous” in his song “Famous.”
In a Twitter rant on Friday, Kanye claimed Taylor Swift had approved of the line in an "hour long" conversation.
I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
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
2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
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
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
She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
But Swift's spokesperson shared a statement via writer Jon Caramanica denying the claim.
Kanye and Taylor Swift famously feuded at the 2009 MTV VMAs when he interrupted her on stage as she was accepting an award. The two seemed to have made up at last year’s VMAs when she introduced him as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Winner.