Taylor Swift Calls Kanye West ‘Two-Faced:’ “He Did the Same Thing to Drake!”
It’s officially been ten years since their infamous MTV Video Music Awards moment, and Kanye West is still on Taylor Swift‘s bad side. She’s, seemingly, moved past their 2009 run-in in which he defended Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies” video, but in a recent interview , she reveals the events leading up to their 2015 beef.
Taylor Swift says both Kanye and his reality star wife, Kim Kardashian-West, turned on her after years of attempting to make up for the VMA incident. As shown on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kim recorded her agreeing to being mentioned in Yeezy’s song, “Famous,” but Taylor says there’s more to the story:
“The world didn’t understand the context and the events that led up to it. Because nothing ever just happens like that without some lead-up. Some events took place to cause me to be pissed off when he called me a bitch. That was not just a singular event. Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I. And that wasn’t just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song — it was kind of a chain reaction of things. I started to feel like we reconnected, which felt great for me — because all I ever wanted my whole career after that thing happened in 2009 was for him to respect me. When someone doesn’t respect you so loudly and says you literally don’t deserve to be here — I just so badly wanted that respect from him, and I hate that about myself, that I was like, ‘This guy who’s antagonizing me, I just want his approval.’ But that’s where I was. And so we’d go to dinner and stuff. And I was so happy, because he would say really nice things about my music. It just felt like I was healing some childhood rejection or something from when I was 19.”
She calls Kanye ‘two-faced,’ adding that she had no idea he would publicly diss her, again, after agreeing to present the Video Vanguard award to him:
“But the 2015 VMAs come around. He’s getting the Vanguard Award. He called me up beforehand — I didn’t illegally record it, so I can’t play it for you. But he called me up, maybe a week or so before the event, and we had maybe over an hourlong conversation, and he’s like, ‘I really, really would like for you to present this Vanguard Award to me, this would mean so much to me,’ and went into all the reasons why it means so much, because he can be so sweet. He can be the sweetest. And I was so stoked that he asked me that. And so I wrote this speech up, and then we get to the VMAs and I make this speech and he screams, ‘MTV got Taylor Swift up here to present me this award for ratings!’ And I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced. That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk shit. And I was so upset. He wanted me to come talk to him after the event in his dressing room. I wouldn’t go. So then he sent this big, big thing of flowers the next day to apologize. And I was like, ‘You know what? I really don’t want us to be on bad terms again. So whatever, I’m just going to move past this.’ So when he gets on the phone with me, and I was so touched that he would be respectful and, like, tell me about this one line in the song.”
The line the “You Need to Calm Down” singer is referring to is:
“For all my Southside n*ggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex”
But, Taylor Swift says the problem came in when he called her out of her name – which she explains wasn’t mentioned during their phone conversation.
Kanye West rapped:
“Why? I made that b*tch famous”
Taylor says that she, initially, felt their chat mean they were mending their relationship – adding that she feels he used the same trust-building tactic in his beef with Drake:
“I was like, ‘OK, good. We’re back on good terms.’ And then when I heard the song, I was like, ‘I’m done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let’s be on bad terms, but just be real about it.’ And then he literally did the same thing to Drake. He gravely affected the trajectory of Drake’s family and their lives. It’s the same thing. Getting close to you, earning your trust, detonating you. I really don’t want to talk about it anymore because I get worked up, and I don’t want to just talk about negative sh*t all day, but it’s the same thing. Go watch Drake talk about what happened.”
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Written by Miata Shanay