TAY­LOR SPANKS KANYE! Swift re­buke for gobby rap­per

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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!’”

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