Any rift between pop star Taylor Swift and rapper Kanye West seems to be over after the artist, most famous for hits including Gold Digger and Stronger, sent the Bad Blood singer a huge arrangement of white roses. The rapper had got off to a rocky start with Swift when he invaded the stage during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs to collect the Best Female Video Award for her song You Belong to Me.
All now appears forgiven as Swift tweeted: "Awww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFFs" in reference to their continued friendship.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 4, 2015
During his stage invasion at the Radio City Music Hall in 2009 the maverick rapper showed his support for fellow nominee Beyoncé Knowles: "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time," he said. Swift has been quick to respond to West's gesture by tweeting a picture of the flowers to her 63 million Twitter followers.
West took time out during his own speech at this year's VMA awards to thank Swift as he received the Video Vanguard Award. Playing down the pair's uncomfortable awards show history the rapper said: "Thank you Taylor for being so gracious and giving me this award," joking that he thought back to the first day that he had met the singer in reference to interrupting the speech in 2009.
In accepting his award, West shocked the audience at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles as he said: "I have decided in 2020 to run for president." Swift also indicated in the tweet that she would lend her support to West, should his running for the presidential race become a reality by using the hashtag #KanTay2020. Speculation is also rife that the two stars may soon work on a music track together.
The rapper got a taste of his own medicine during his headline set at the Glastonbury festival this year when his set was invaded by comedian turned prankster Simon Brodkin, AKA Lee Nelson, who said he had performed the stunt for Swift.