Swift tells her side of Kanye, Kim Feud


NEW YORK:   Taylor Swift’s feud with Kanye West is once again taking center stage. The 30-year-old singer covers the latest issue of Variety and reveals that her upcoming Netflix documentary, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, will shine a light on her feud with the rapper and his wife, Kim Kardashian West. West and Swift stems back to when he interrupted her at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Their feud was reignited when West released his 2016 song, “Famous,” where he raps, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have s** / Why? I made that b famous.”


While West claimed he got the lyric approved by Swift, the “Paper Rings” singer denied that fact, even after Kardashian West shared an audio recording that seemed to back up his claim. Swift later said she approved the line about s**, but not the line that referred to her as “that b.” “As a teenager who had only been in country music, attending my very first pop awards show, somebody stood up and sent me the message: ‘You are not respected here. You shouldn’t be here on this stage.’


That message was received, and it burrowed into my psyche more than anyone knew,” she tells Variety of the initial incident. “That can push you one of two ways: I could have just curled up and decided I’m never going to one of those events ever again, or it could make me work harder than anyone expects me to, and try things no one expected, and crave that respect — and hopefully one day get it.” Following years of a back-and-forth feud between the pair and prior to the release of “Famous,” Swift presented West with an award at the 2015 VMAs, which she told Rolling Stone that she did at West’s request.


West’s response to that moment left Swift feeling that he was “two-faced,” but, after he apologized with flowers and called to get her approval on a lyric for his new song, Swift was “touched” that he was being “respectful.” Swift elaborates on that moment to Variety. “But then when that person who sparked all of those feelings comes back into your life, as he did in 2015, and I felt like I finally got that respect [from West],” she continues.


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