Years have passed, but the “Famous” pop-star feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West refuses to die. This time, Taylor, who recently dropped her latest album Lover, finally opened up and disclosed her side of the story in an interview to the Rolling Stone.
The rift between the two singers began 10 years ago at the VMAs, when West went up on the stage and interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech on receiving her first VMA award for best music video of the year. Well, Kanye had apologized, and Taylor was also seen presenting him an award at the VMAs in 2015.
“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.’ But that’s where I was. And so we’d go to dinner and stuff. And I was so happy, because he would say really nice things about my music. It just felt like I was healing some childhood rejection or something from when I was 19,” Swift said.
However, when the tensions between the two appeared to be gradually fading away, a new single that Kanye West released in 2016 ignited it all. The most controversial song of the rapper’s career, “Famous” grabbed people’s attention when they saw how it represents Swift in the video, who denounced the lyrics that say of her, “I made that bitch famous”.
A representative for Taylor Swift said, “Kanye did not call for approval….Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b**** famous.'”
That is when, Kim Kardashian West intervened and posted the phone call recordings, in which Swift raised a green signal for releasing the track. The recordings came as a strong contradiction to what the pop-singer’s representative said.
“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,” Taylor Swift said.
In 2017, Swift also chose her talent to retaliate. Releasing her most distant album, Reputation, in which the apparently enraged lyrics of “Look What You Made Me Do” dropped hints against her haters, including Kanye.
Talking about lyrics she wrote (“The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now”), Swift said, “I wanted to play on the idea of a phone call — because that’s how all of this started, a stupid phone call I shouldn’t have picked up.”
The 29-year-old pop-singer then stepped out of the public limelight and kept it low-key for quite sometime. “People had so much fun hating me, and they didn’t really need very many reasons to do it. I felt like the situation was pretty hopeless,” she shared.
This year, Taylor attended
The period for her has been extremely disturbing for Taylor Swift that she had even considered leaving the music industry altogether. However, she has now get past it, with the new album is receiving enormous love across the globe.
Although her story reflected the dark times in her career, the singer has been able to brush them away quite bravely. This year, she also attended the VMAs in her big return, after four years.
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