The back-and-forth drama between Taylor Swift and Kanye West is infamous enough that the 2009 quote â€œImma let you finishâ€ is still a valid catchphrase these days.
However, West took things a bit too far this year, when, on his new album, The Life of Pablo, he called out Swift with the notation: â€œI made that b**** famous.â€
Swiftâ€™s friends and family reacted at the time; she herself did not. Until the night of the 2016 Grammys, that is. Upon scoring the eveningâ€™s highest honor â€“ Album of the Year, for her set 1989 â€“ Swift took the stage and delivered a stinging speech, with an only thinly veiled dig at Kanye.
â€œAs the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice,â€ she noted coolly, â€œI 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.â€
Here is the full speech, to inspire you girls:
“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 you donâ€™t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where youâ€™re going, youâ€™ll look around and youâ€™ll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
Love her or hate her, Taylor watchers have to admit one thing: Girl has timing.