Taylor Swift Responds To Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Diss At The Grammys | Music News
One of the highlights of yesterday’s Grammy Awards, was Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech and the way she awesomely fired back at Kanye West’s misogynistic “Famous” lyrics. If you need a refresher on the whole scandal, here’s what West raps in the song: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b*tch famous”.
This line bothered a lot of people for obvious reasons, not only is it sexist but a lot of people (myself included) perceived it as an indirect reference to the now infamous 2009 VMAs interruption. Making it a highly inaccurate depiction of the events, seeing that Swift was on stage to accept an award when West acted like a total douchebag and stole the mic from her.
Accepting the coveted Album Of The Year award at the Grammys last night, Swift responded to West’s claims and it was perfect. “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 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. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment”.
Go, Taylor, go. Swift’s representatives made a statement following the release of the song last week, but Swift herself hadn’t publicly spoken about it until last night. Personally, I feel that Swift did the right thing. It was the perfect time and place to shut down West’s unsupported and sexist lyrics.
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