Taylor Swift, being a nice person who enjoys crafts, cats and well-aimed barbs, knows how to deliver a sledgehammer blow without calling someone out by name or using a swear word. “Thank you for this moment” – the Grammy-winner expressed, as reported by E!
He was referring to the fiasco from the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where West interrupted Swift during her acceptance speech and reminded her that Beyoncé had one of the “best videos of all time”.
In one of the long Twitter tirades that Kanye West fans have grown accustomed to, he claimed that Taylor knew about the lyric before Yeezy Season 3, but a rep from the Taylor Swift camp team denied this. West’s new release has met mixed reviews and he has recently made headlines for claiming he is $53 million in debt and begging Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to bail him out, despite West being married to multi-millionaire reality star Kim Kardashian.
Best new artist went to Meghan Trainor, while Ed Sheeran’s ballad “Thinking Out Loud” won song of the year – awarded to songwriters – for Sheeran and co-writer Amy Wadge and pop vocal performance. Swift’s speech is only slightly different from what Kate Winslet said after she won a BAFTA Award just a few days earlier.
“She doesn’t care about his song lyrics”, a source said, but continued to point to the hype that Kanye’s album has been getting as a result. She transitioned the fact into a message for young women who have their success “undercut” by others, which doubled as a response to Kanye’s “I made that bitch famous” line off Life of Pablo track “Famous“.
Taylor Swift can count on her pal Selena Gomez to make her feel better.
Any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher or a friend or even a parent, just don’t listen to any of it.
She remained unfazed and ended it with a tribute to Lamar, shouting: “I love you Kendrick, you’re incredible”.