Daily Beast - On his recent Tidal-released album The Life of Pablo, Kanye West took a left-field shot at Taylor Swift. “For all my Southside niggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous / God damn / I made that bitch famous,” he raps on the track “Famous.”
The incident West was referring to was, of course, the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where a Hennessy’d-up West stormed the stage, snatched the microphone from Swift, and proclaimed that Beyoncé should’ve won instead, forever immortalizing the words “I’mma let you finish, but…”
Swift addressed the lyrics while accepting the 2016 Grammy Award for Album of the Year—an award that she won over the far more deserving Kendrick Lamar for his brilliant LP To Pimp a Butterfly.
“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I wanna 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 you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world,” said Swift.