Everyone knows that Taylor Swift and Kanye West have had a pretty tumultuous relationship over the years – at least when it comes to how they’re portrayed in the public eye. And even though we thought that maybe, just maybe, their “Imma let you finish” beef was done thanks to T-Swift presenting Kanye with an award at last year’s VMAs, West was far from finished with his Swift remarks.
In the rapper’s latest album, The Life of Pablo, which was released on Feb. 11, West used his song “Famous” to spurt the line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Our first reaction would be to add this outburst to the list of many that West has had as of late (especially on Twitter), but Swift’s reaction was more graceful. And kind of a kick in the pants to West at the same time, since she let the words speak for themselves.
You see, Swift became the first female to ever win more than one Grammy for album of the year on Monday night during the annual event, the same one that West said he’d boycott if he wasn’t promised that same award.
I’m practicing my Grammy Speech. I’m not going to the Grammys unless they promise me the Album of the Year!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Rather than gloat or call much attention to West’s behaviour, though, Swift summed up her experiences in one amazing acceptance speech for 1989.
“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,” she said. “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, some day 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.”
For his part, West remained pretty mum about the actual acceptance speech, focusing instead on continued Twitter rants about being millions of dollars in debt and publicly begging people and organizations for money so that he can continue being an artist.
Taylor 1, Kanye 0.
Watch the full acceptance speech below.