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Taylor Swift gave a powerful speech as she accepted her Grammy award for album of the year for 1989.
“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,” said the singer in a not-so-subtle reference to Kanye West.
She continued: “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, some day when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there — and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
“Thank you for this moment,” she added.
West recently claimed he made Swift’s career in his new song “Famous,” which he debuted with the rest of the songs on his new The Life of Pablo album on Feb. 11.
On the song he raps, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”
West claims he spoke with Swift about the song before its release. Swift’s rep, however, said, “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”
West, who famously interrupted Swift during the 2009 Grammys, did not attend this year’s show and instead, went on a Twitter rant before the telecast.
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