Taylor Swift hits back at Kanye West


Kanye West interrupted Swift’s speech in 2009

Taylor Swift appeared to use a Grammy award acceptance speech to dismiss Kanye West’s claims that he
is the person who made her famous.
A song on West’s new album – The Life Of Pablo – includes
lyrics that claim he propelled her to stardom when he upstaged her at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 to declare that Beyonce should have won her prize.
After her record 1989 was named album of the year at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Swift
took to the stage with her many collaborators and said: “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.
“But if you just focus on the work and don’t let those people sidetrack you, some day when you get where
you’re going you will look around and know it was you and the people who love you who put you there,
and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
Swift also won Grammys for best pop vocal album for 1989 and best music video for Bad Blood, her
collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Swift, who scored seven nominations, opened the ceremony with the first TV performance of Out Of The
Woods from 1989.
The singer, 26, sported a new blonde bob while wearing a skintight black beaded body suit with sheer
panels down the sides.
Meanwhile, Adele has explained why her performance at the ceremony may not have been as flawless as
fans are used to.
The singer sang her All I Ask from her album 25 but the sound seemed to disappear early on.
She tweeted after the ceremony explaining the technical hitch: “The piano mics fell on to the piano
strings, that’s what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. S**t happens.”
Dressed in a floor-length sparkly red dress, the singer was introduced on stage by Bruno Mars, who wrote
the song with her.
Accompanied by just a pianist for her performance, despite the sound issues early on she remained
unfazed and ended it with a tribute to Kendrick Lamar, who won five awards on the night, shouting: “I
love you Kendrick, you’re amazing.”
Adele later tweeted that she had consoled herself by going for an In-N-Out burger. SkyNews.com