OFFSTAGE: Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift, Round Two

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

Congratulations, Kanye West! I heard you and Kim Kardashian are expecting a little baby girl this summer. That’s such great news. And you bought a $10 million, five-bedroom house in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles. Such wonderful things are happening for you! So it’s pretty confusing to me that even with all that good, you’re still so bad. You may not have thought we were listening when you went on your foul-mouthed rant when you were onstage in London on Saturday (Feb. 23), but we were. We heard you complain about business people (“Since when was making art about getting rich?”), Justin Timberlake (“I ain’t f—in’ with that ’Suit & Tie'”), and Taylor Swift . Just like you did in 2009 at the VMAs . “Taylor Swift beat Beyoncé at the Grammys? Beyoncé be dancing in heels and s—,” you said, in that faulty grammar that’s become your signature. I’m all for dancing and high heels, Kanye, but to perform without one or both of those certainly doesn’t make Swift any less of an artist. So save your disparaging remarks for someone who actually deserves them. And in the meantime, grow up before your baby girl beats you to it. 

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.