As stated in my last post, I am going to talk about Taylor vs. Kanye 2016. Buckle up ladies and gentlemen because there is a lot of drama that is about to go down. Everything seemed good between Swift and West until that fateful day in February when West’s debuted his new song “Famous”. In the song West states ” I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b**** famous.” He states that he got her approval, but Taylor’s management states, “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and 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**** famous.'” Swift remains silent during this whole thing. Her little brother Austin posted a video on Instagram captioned ” Getting a head start on some spring cleaning. Here we go again.” In the video he is throwing away his Yeezys.
That year at the Grammy,s Taylor wins Album of the Year. During her speech she states “As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there—there are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack 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 greatest feeling in the world.” I felt like that was a wonderful way to show Kanye that he had no effect on her.
June starts out with an interview Kim had with GQ where she states “She totally approved that,” Kim says, shaking her head in annoyance. “She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t. I swear, my husband gets so much s**t for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.” June is also when the music video for Famous came out. In the video, Kanye is in a bed naked with a wax figure of Kim, Taylor, and numerous other celebrities. The video, in my opinion, is absolutely disgusting, and I could not fully watch it.
In July, Kim post snippets of the recorded Taylor, Kanye phone call on her Snapchat. This causes Taylor to finally speak out on Twitter stating, “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.”
Finally on September 24,2016, West had a show in Nashville, TN. According to an article in the Tennessean, Kanye stated “I need to hear that loud in Nashville,” and the crowd roared.” I need to hear that so loud in Nashville.” “I feel like I’m in a movie right now or something,” he added. West ultimately started “Famous” over three times in Nashville on Saturday, and by the third time, he was shouting the lines with his audience. “So many people told me, ‘You’ve gotta take that line out of the song. You gotta play it safe.'” West told them from his suspended stage.” This is what rap music is. This is what art is. Saying how you feel. And this song is how I feel. Run that s*** back.” I hope this is the last episode in this ugly saga, but we shall have to stay tuned to find out.