Taylor Swift nabbed the award for Album of the Year during Monday night’s Grammy Awards thanks to her LP 1989, but it was the singer’s acceptance speech that is making headlines this morning. Folks wondering: Was the speech aimed at rapper, Kanye West?
While thanking the necessary people, Taylor, who is the first woman to win the award twice, shared an encouraging message to “all the women out there” and it was pretty obvious who the lecture was for. “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,” Swift said, presumably about Kanye’s latest track “Famous” where he raps about making Taylor famous.
“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,” she said. “And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”
Swift has not responded to claims her message was for Ye, who by the way, was noticeably absent from the awards show.
Yeezy came under fire last week following the release of his now hit track, “Famous” for not only taking credit for Taylor’s fame, but referring to her as a b*tch.
“For all my Southside n*ggas who know me best, I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex,” West raps. “I made that b*tch famous. God damn. I made that b*tch famous.”
According to Ye, Taylor approved the mere misogynistic lyric, but according Swift’s camp, that is absolutely not true. “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,” the singer rep explained in a statement. “Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b*tch famous.’”