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Taylor Swift opened up about the bitter relationship with Kanye West. In an interview, she for the first time, told her side of the story. She called the rapper a "double-faced" person.

Taylor Swift has seen huge ups and downs. Her relationship with Kanye West began souring in 2009. The rapper took away her microphone while she was giving her speech, after receiving the award for Best Female Music Video for her hit "You Belong With Me".

The 42-year-old then took the mic and said, "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!"

In a recent interview to Rolling Stones, Swift admitted that she had the innate desire of getting his approval of her being a good singer and a songwriter. This is where it all started.

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Taylor Swift bagged 'Video for Good' and 'Video of the Year' award https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/49680402128708096/

She was upset with the bitter relationship between the two. After this incident, the two met for dinners and as Swift says, "I was so happy, because he would say really nice things about my music," she further said that she was being healed from the childhood rejection at that time.

Then the 2015 MTV VMA came around. West called up Swift and said that he would really love her to present him the Vanguard Award. She agreed to the request. They had an hour-long conversation after that. When the time of presenting the award came up, West said to the audience, "You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award "cause it got them more ratings?"

Swift was standing in the audience with her arms around his wife Kim Kardashian. She couldn't believe her ears. She said, "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." She added she was very upset after the incident.

The 29-year-old singer said West wanted to talk to her in her dressing room after the incident, but she refused. The very next day he had sent big flower bouquets to apologise to her., but she didn't respond to any of those.

In 2016, Kanye West released his song "Famous" which had the lyrics, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous." Her publicist refused that she had any idea regarding that.

This was followed by the infamous video of the phone call between the "Lover" singer and West which the latter's wife had recorded and uploaded on Snapchat. The infamous hashtag began trending #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty. She took a year off after this incident.

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Kim Kardashian (L) and Kanye West attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art Getty

Swift moved on since then, and she has begun keeping her private life fiercely guarded.