- 19 Sep 19
Taylor spills the tea about Kanye and shares her side of the story.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift opened up about her side of the story in regards to her long-standing feud with Kanye West. It’s a beef that goes all the way back to 2009 when Kanye got on stage to protest Swift’s VMA award win. A whole decade later, the number of fights that moment has spawned continues to grow. More recently, three years ago, Kanye released the infamous track ‘Famous’ from his record The Life of Pablo. In the song, West claimed to be responsible for Swift’s fame, a reference to that VMA Award interruption. Swift then reported that she felt betrayed by Kanye, as she thought they were finally on good terms. In response, Kim Kardashian released a video of Swift seemingly approving of the song’s lyrics.
Three years after that, Taylor has finally been given the opportunity to share what really happened. In an interview with Rolling Stone’s Briann Hiatt, Swift detailed other examples of West manipulating her, as well as the emotional trauma West left her with.
Swift explained, “...all I ever wanted my whole career after that thing happened in 2009 was for him to respect me. When someone doesn’t respect you so loudly and says you literally don’t deserve to be here — I just so badly wanted that respect from him, and I hate that about myself, that I was like, “This guy who’s antagonizing me, I just want his approval.”
She went on to admit that she did approve of a line in ‘Famous’ that painted the two’s relationship in a good light, but did not know about the rest of the song.
‘And I was like, 'OK, good. We’re back on good terms.' And then when I heard the song, I was like, 'I’m done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let’s be on bad terms, but just be real about it.'
Neither Kanye West or Kim Kardashian have commented on Swift’s statements.