The Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud just went to another level when the 26-year-old singer subtly refused to give credit to Yeezy for her success in her acceptance speech. The singer won the 58th Grammy Awards for best music video for Bad Blood and album of the year for 1989.
Swift is the first woman artist to win album of the year twice and during her speech she declined to give credit to the 38-year-old American rapper in the classiest way possible and asked all the young women to focus on their work and not let "other people" underestimate their achievements.
Here is her speech:
"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 are 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."
West used Swift's name in his new single Famous, which was released during his fashion show Yeezy season 3. In the song he rapped ,"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b***h famous." After receiving ire from fans of the 1989 hitmaker, he clarified that when he said he "made her famous" he was referring to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he stormed the stage while Taylor was accepting an award. He also mentioned that before making the song he had a telephonic conversation with Taylor who thought the lyrics were "funny".
The spokesperson of the Bad Blood singer, however, refuted West's claims that he was given personal permission by Swift to use her name in his song.
This year at the Grammys, Swift was nominated for seven awards for her fifth studio album 1989. The singer and her BFF Selena Gomez were ecstatic after the announcement of the awards and shared a video on Twitter.
It will be interesting to see how Kanye reacts to Taylor's speech dissing his "misogynistic" remark.