Taylor Swift deserved another honor last night at the 2016 Grammy Awards, but this one would be for her speech and not her songs. She deserves major credit for the extremely mature and diplomatic way she shot-down Kanye West’s demented-like fantasy about creating Taylor’s fame.
She did this without so much as a whisper of his name, but everyone in the audience, both at the awards show and at home, knew exactly who she was talking about. Chances are Kanye West did too.
As International Business Times reports February 16, Taylor became the first woman in the history of the Grammy Awards to win “Best Album of the Year” twice. She worked hard for where she is today and she made that quite clear in her speech that got a loud round of applause.
Come Tuesday the buzz about Taylor’s speech is still going strong and she’s gotten kudos for her very lady-like slam to West from across the nation. Her words even got praise from some of the women of “The View” on Tuesday, according to Gossip Cop.
Taylor’s words were undoubtedly aimed at Kanye West as she told all the young women out there to never let anyone take the credit for accomplishments you made. This follows on the heels of Kanye’s new song that names Taylor’s fame as something West created along with appears to be a sick fantasy of someday bedding her down.
The lyrics on West’s new song “Famous” caused immediate outrage across the social media sites when he sang this at Madison Square Garden last week. The rappers sings, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? Because I made that b***h famous.” This “Famous”song is on the rapper’s new album, “Life of Pablo.”
After major backlash for these lyrics, West ranted on social media over and over again on how he didn’t “diss” Taylor. He said he contacted Taylor who said she was fine with the lyrics, and she thought the entire episode was “funny.” He went as far as to say that Taylor gave her “blessings” to his song. But Taylor’s rep had an entirely different story, which was Taylor was not happy at all about West using her name in that performance.
As of Monday night West’s version on how Taylor “gave this her blessing” went down the drain because the entire nation got Taylor’s message loud and clear. Here is what Taylor said at the awards show that sounds like she’s addressing West’s horrendous song lyrics:
“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 will 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 side track you, some day when you get where you are going, you will 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.”