Taylor Swift and Kanye West: A Timeline of the Epic Feud (Photos)
A history of the pair’s seven years of beef
Rasha Ali | July 18, 2016 @ 6:31 PM
Last Updated: July 18, 2016 @ 11:40 PM
In light of the most recent episode in a long history-filled feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, TheWrap looks back at the on again-off again friendship the pair have shared over the last seven years.
Sept. 13, 2009The beginning of their beautifully tumultuous "relationship" began at the "MTV Video Music Awards."
Taylor Swift is accepting the award for Best Female Video when Kanye storms the stage, grabbs the mic and says, "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you. Imma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time."
June 2013In a change of heart, Kanye West takes back his apology in an interview with the New York Times saying he doesn't "have one regret." Asked later if he regretted apologizing, he said, "'Dark Fantasy' was my long, backhanded apology."
VMAs 2015Six years after "the incident," Yeezy and Swift are reunited on the VMA's stage -- this time for a different reason. The pop singer presented the rapper with the Vanguard Award. Clearly their friendship is in tact now... or so it seems.
Feb. 2016West releases the song "Famous" off his "The Life of Pablo" album, which includes the lyrics, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous."
Swift's reps later release a statement to EW, saying the pop-country singer never gave her approval for the song or its "misogynistic" message.
Later Feb. 2016Swift accepts the Album of the Year award at the Grammys and throws major shade at Yeezy in her acceptance speech. "There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success," she says, taking a jab at West's "Famous" lyrics.
Later the same daySwift took to Instagram to insist she never heard the whole song, especially the reference to her as "that bitch." The pop star concluded, "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I never asked to be a part of since 2009."