Taylor Swift gives reasons why Kanye West is ”Two-faced”
Taylor Swift has opened up in an Interview with Rolling Stones on how she feels about Kanye West whom she referred to as ”Two-faced”.
Their feud started in 2009 after Kanye West protested her victory at the MTV VMAs. According to Kanye West, Beyonce deserved the award more than her.
“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!”
When Kanye West was approached on whether he regretted his statement, he said no. However, things began to be cool between the both of them with talks of a collaboration on the way.
“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,” Swift tells Rolling Stone of that period.
“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 continues, before revealing the reasons behind deciding to publicly end their feud once and for all with an onstage reconciliation at the 2015 VMAs.
“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,” Swift says, referencing an infamous phone call between she and West that his wife, Kim Kardashian West, would soon release. “But he called me up, maybe a week or so before the event, and we had maybe over an hour-long 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,” Swift continues. “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 s**t. And I was so upset.”
Their VMA fall out seem not over as Kanye West dropped a song titled Famous which had the lyrics “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**ch famous.”
Despite Kanye West stating that he got approval from Taylor Swift to use the lyrics, coupled with a recording of their conversation by his wife Kim Kardashian, the ‘paper Ring” singer still denies ever permitting him.
“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.'” she explains of the day after the 2015 VMAs. “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. And 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,'” she continues. “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 [West] called me a b**ch. 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.”
She adds, “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 s**t all day.”