Kanye West and Taylor Swift feud again: West loses


By: Erin Downey

Let’s start off this Kanye West and Taylor Swift whirlwind with some logistics to get folks up to speed: here’s everything you need to know about their latest brawl and and my stance on the issue.

It has been a year since West and Swift have told fans they’re over their feud that began in 2009 when West infamously rushed on stage to interrupt her Video Music Award speech, but on Feb. 11, “Yeezy” reignited the fiery flame all over again.

In 2009 when West interrupted Swift’s VMA speech to proclaim “Beyoncé had the best music video of all time,” Swift was visibly hurt and West garnered major criticism to his character afterward. Swift conveyed to fans that they were both over it when she presented his Video Vanguard award at the 2015 VMAs.

However, West has rubbed Swift the wrong way yet again after releasing his new song “Famous” in which he raps “I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex, I made that b—- famous.” … yikes.

Understandably, West received some serious backlash for throwing shade at the influential star. Consequently, West then claimed that the misogynistic Swift lyric on his new album was her idea. Seriously? Kanye needs to come back to reality.

Swift released a statement via her spokesperson explaining that, while West did give her a phone call about the song, it was in no way to get her blessing on the disrespectful lyric.

According to Swift’s representative, “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 the song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b—- famous.’”

First of all, West claiming that he made Swift famous is ridiculous. Did he forget 2009 when she was the one up on stage accepting an award to begin with? Taylor Swift’s song “You Belong With Me” went six times platinum and she has still remained one of the most popular artists in pop culture a whopping eight years later.

West is 100 percent wrong in claiming that he had any part in Swift’s fame. In her Grammy acceptance speech for best album of the year (of all time, am I right?), she said:

“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 sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know it was you.”

Sorry Kanye, but I think you just lost this fight too.