Taylor Swift has class. Rather than get into a twitter feud with Kanye West for taking aim at her in his new song “Famous,” the pop star stood up for herself while accepting the Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards on Monday night.
Last week, West slammed Swift with the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, yeah I made that b**ch famous,” which referenced the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he grabbed the microphone as Swift was about to accept the Female Video of the Year award. West believed Beyonce, not Swift, deserved the trophy.
So Swift’s talent had nothing to do with her massive success in recent years? Really, Kanye?
West claimed that Swift approved the lyrics in his new song; however, her rep denied claims she approved it, insisting the singer “cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message… Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b**ch famous’.”
When receiving her Grammy, Swift not-so-subtly took a jab at West, telling the audience: “As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I wanna say to all the young women out there that there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.
“If you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people side track 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.”
Swift also took home trophies for Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989, as well as Best Music Video for her “Bad Blood” promo with Kendrick Lamar.