“I don’t know her music all that much, it’s not my style. But this girl had what she had and that’s why she won,” Whoopi Goldberg said. “I feel like if someone is taking you to task and he does it all the time and she’s not the only one he does it to but maybe she doesn’t want to be nice anymore. Maybe she’s just tired of it and says, ‘Look, I got here. You didn’t.'”
Michelle Collins said that she liked Swift’s speech but felt that the tone came off as angry. “When Kanye puts you in his rap song, it’s like when Don Rickles heckles you,” she said. “To me, it’s almost an honor. I wish Kanye would threaten to have sex with me.”
Paula Faris also defended Swift, saying that at some point you have to stand up to people who belittle you.
“I think she’s been so classy,” Faris said. “I think she has been a class act. She has refused to stoop to his level but at some point — I always tell my kids, ‘Bullies prey on weakness. Sometimes you have to tell them to back off.'”
Swift took home three Grammys on Monday night, including Album of the Year for “1989.”
“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 speaking directly to 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.”