Grammys: Taylor Swift Subtly Calls Out Kanye West in Acceptance Speech

Taylor Swift wants Kanye West to know that it wasn’t him who made her “Famous.”

While the mega-selling singer was accepting her Grammy Award Monday night for album of the year for “1989,” Swift took a second to send a message to the young women watching — and took a subtle jab at Yeezy.

“I want to say to all the young women out there — there are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she said on stage. “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll realize it was you.”

Swift was likely referring to a song West released earlier this week, titled “Famous.” In it, he raps, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous.”

Earlier in the week, Swift’s rep issued a statement saying that West did not ask Swift permission to use the controversial line in the track, and claimed that Swift advised against releasing a song with such a “strong misogynistic message.”

West, however, disputed those claims, tweeting that Swift indeed gave him her blessing and that she thought the line was “funny.”

West famously interrupted Swift in 2009 during the MTV Video Music Awards. The two, however, seemed like they had made up at last year’s Grammys.

Watch Swift’s speech below.

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    1. kayne sucks says:

      If “Idiots” could fly Kayne’s entire existence would be an airport. Shut up and go cry bankruptcy. You can’t even come close to Taylor’s talent. You are truly pathetic!! Zuckerberg ran as fast as you can in the opposite direction:)

    2. lee says:

      Of course it wasn’t Kanye that made her famous, it was the finances at her disposal courtesy of her Merrill Lynch financial advisor father. This is not feminism, it’s privilege.

      • Taylor showed so much talent in both playing music and song writing that she was signed to an artist development contract at 14 years old. 14 years old!! Please explain to me how her fathers money “bought” that kind of talent?

        Honestly… what does it matter what her father did/does for a living? Sure, her parents nurtured her talent as a young person, got her music lessons and gave her a launch platform… but isn’t that what parents are supposed to do for their kids if they can?

        Also, Taylor has never stated, ever, that she is a “feminist” and the last time I checked she (not her father) wrote, sang and played on every single piece of her music. so exactly what is your point?

    3. djpetemarriott says:

      I congratulate Taylor Swift on her win and agree with her shot at Kanye, but I strongly disagree with her winning album of the year.

      There was no intellectual slant, social or political message in her music.

      It was just a silly bubblegum pop record for the simple minded Disney Radio crowd.

      Kendrick Lamar got robbed….

    4. CAC says:

      Taylor is a class act! In your face Kanye whoever! You self proclaim you’re the greatest artist on the planet yet not one of your songs were nominated. I’m sure he’ll claim it’s because all of tonight’s music is beneath him. And he will have his own awards show…all alone…

    5. correct “and you’ll release it was you.” to say “and you’ll realize it was you.”

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