We thought it was ancient history and not worth remembering. But in a recent interview Taylor Swift talked about what really happened between her and Kanye West and how ‘two-faced’ he is. Yes, well, we wanted to know more too. Turns out that when Kanye was releasing Famous in 2016, he called Taylor to announce that she was referenced in it – he called her ‘that bitch’ in the lyrics, but didn’t tell her that part. Story she tells is that she was already miffed with him before she heard the track and then got really “sick of the dynamic between he and I….it was kind of a chain reaction of things.”
It had been amicable, if not friendly, after Taylor forgave Kanye for interrupting her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs, charging on to the stage, grabbing the mike and insisting that Beyonce deserved the award more. They went out to dinner and he would say nice things about her music. He even asked her to present him with the VMA’s Vanguard Award in 2015 and she agreed. And then it went off the rails. Kanye said onstage: “You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award ’cause it got them more ratings…”.
Taylor was in the audience with Kim Kardashian, Kanye’s wife, and “This chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced.” But she kept her peace and her privacy, saying nothing. He sent her flowers and apologised. And she decided to let it all just be. But when she heard Famous, it hurt. Taylor decided, “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.”
Now you know!
Take a look at Famous here and decide what you want to believe! Warning: Graphic content!