Grammy winner also preached female empowerment in acceptance speech
Taylor Swift dissed Kanye West without naming the rapper in her acceptance speech for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards.
“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,” Swift said upon receiving her third trophy of the night. “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people side track you, some day when you get where you are going, you will 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. Thank you for this moment.”
The pointed statement was not lost on fans on social media, who immediately decided Swift was addressing her words directly at West. He recently mentioned the singer in a song on his new album.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? Because I made that bitch famous,” the rapper says on “Life of Pablo” track “Famous.”
West said Friday that the slur was actually meant as an “endearing term,” and that Swift “gave her blessings.” But Swift’s representative denied that.
Swift also won Best Pop Vocal Album for “1989” and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood.”