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How Jay Z Helped Taylor Swift and Kanye West Become Besties

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OK, besties may be a stretch, but the Jigga man is responsible for bringing together two people who probably couldn’t stand each other. And for that he should be applauded.

Jay Z used his influence and charismatic personality to help Taylor Swift and Kanye West mend their broken bond. If you remember, things went south quickly when West interrupted Swift at the 2009 VMAs. Following the incident, the two entertainers went interested in even being in the same room, let alone friends — Insert Mr. Carter.

According to Tay Tay, it was her friendship with Jay that lead her to being open for a relationship with ‘Ye. The “Bad Blood” singer explained to Vanity Fair how she found a new level of respect for Kanye.

“I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [West] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me—so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time,” she told the magazine. “I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along. . . . And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.”

Now that the two are friends, maybe they’ll collar on some music!

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