Taylor Swift chatting with Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West at 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015.
Will the recent drama with Kanye West be the downfall of the All-American Princess?Ivana Lucic 28 July 2016 12:34
Brilio.net - She’s blonde and bubbly, and has a girl squad that would make the whole world jealous. Taylor’s the girl-next-door that never seemed to stir much drama, and both your boyfriend and your mom like her music. She hasn’t got an enemy in the world. Or so it may seem. That carefully constructed image may be about to tumble after a leaked snap from none other than Kim Kardashian-West.
Let’s back it up a bit. TayTay has had a little bit of beef with Kanye West, starting back in 2009 when he got up on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards and interrupted her acceptance speech for Best Music Video of the year and said in the now-infamous line that inspired a fleet of never ending memes “Ima let you finish but Beyonce had the best music video of all time.”
Ouch. A bit of back and forth and all seemed fine until earlier this year when West released the song “Famous” in February, calling out Taylor saying “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous / God damn I made that bitch make famous.”
A still of Kanye’s notorious music video, Famous, which featured wax replicas of celebs sleeping in bed with his, with Taylor on his right hand side.
In typical Kanye fashion, the hip hop artist took to his favorite social media and announced on twitter that Taylor had in fact approved the lyrics.
Taylor’s PR team had a swift response, and in a Press Release denied that Kanye had called Taylor for approval of the lyrics and had only contacted her asking her to promote the song on her Twitter, which she declined.
Taylor played nice and in her acceptance speech for Album of the Year at the Grammys, the singer songwriter shaded Kanye ever so subtly, “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 will be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. Or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.”
The dust had settled but Team Kanye had an ace up their sleeve, and a pretty incriminating one at that. Kim released an edited video made up of snapchat clips that clearly show Kanye in the studio with what appears to be Taylor on the speakerphone, amicably discussing the song in question.
The innocent, doe-eyed story that Team Taylor was spinning was suddenly on quicksand, so they did what came naturally and jumped ship. The story was amended somewhat, now claiming that Kanye didn’t ask her about using the word ‘bitch’ and that she didn’t hear the song before it was released, like he had promised.
Who knows who’s telling the truth? But you can definitely hear Taylor talking in the snap...
This game of he-said, she-said goes on and on but ultimately, it’s Taylor’s image that’s at stake. It should be noted that Taylor’s career has been built rehashing failed relationships and it doesn’t seem like she got the permission of her exes to sing about them. And for the most part, they weren’t very hidden. “Dear John” was clearly about her ex John Mayer, “Dear John, I see it all now that you’re gone / don’t you think I was too young / To be messed with?” To top it off, Mayer told the Rolling Stone in an interview that Swift never asked him for approval for those lyrics. Sounds familiar Taylor, no? And we can all expect a few more lyrics on her recent break up with DJ Calvin Harris. While the relationship went down amicable, (Calvin even tweeted “the only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect”) the 15-month long relationship is sure to inspire some awesome breakup lyrics.
Taylor’s career seems to be mirroring that of Anne Hathaway’s. She went from America’s sweetheart to overall most hated celeb year after year, in the matter of social media moments. That good-girl-next-door wanna-be authentic doesn’t seem to last very long in the celeb world, and as we all learned in physics in primary school - what goes up must come down.
Taylor may just be the one finding this out the hard way. But to be fair, she’s up against one of the most unlikeable celebs of them all, so she might stand at redemption after all.