TAYLOR SPANKS KANYE! Swift rebuke for gobby rapper
TAYLOR Swift took a huge swipe at mouthy rapper Kanye West during her acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards – after he had tried to claim credit for her success.
A song on West’s new album The Life Of Pablo includes lyrics that claim he propelled “that bitch Swift” to fame.
While West tweeted that the pop singer had given her approval, a representative for Swift said she had cautioned him for “misogynistic” language in the song and had not been aware of the actual lyric.
The American singer, 26, became the first woman to win Album of the Year twice, and had a message for “all the young women out there”.
She told the audience at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles: “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 won Grammys for best pop vocal album for 1989 and best music video for Bad Blood, her collaboration with the rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Lamar, who led the nominations with 11 nods in nine categories, won five Grammys, including best rap album for To Pimp A Butterfly.
British singer Ed Sheeran won his first Grammy at the ceremony, triumphing in the best solo performance category for his single Thinking Out Loud.
Collecting his trophy, Sheeran thanked his parents, saying: “They have flown over the past four years to come to the Grammys, and every time they go, ‘Maybe next year!’”