For all I know, Taylor Swift and Kanye West were just talking about the traffic getting into the Staples Center when they were seen chatting at Sunday night’s (Feb. 8) Grammy Awards.
But if their conversation was a little deeper, and all 18 seconds of it was about that very bad thing in 2009 …
… then I imagine it might’ve gone something like this:
Kanye: Yo, Taylor. My bad. You feel?
Taylor: Oh, for sure. I mean, yes, I really did think my “You Belong with Me” video was worthy of an VMA Award. But then again, I get it. Beyonce‘s video was definitely one of the best videos of all time. Even back then, I could kind of see your point. But I worked really hard on that video, you know? And God, Beyonce can’t win all the awards. So I don’t know. Maybe we’re kind of both right? Or whatever. We’re cool.
Whatever their chat was about, it looked like Swift was doing most of the talking. And even though it may have resulted in somewhat of an agree-to-disagree cease fire, that doesn’t mean West is going to make nice with all the others artists.
After Beck‘s Morning Phase was named album of the year, West tried to do another stage rush. He didn’t go through with it, but he was still given an opportunity to speak his mind after the show at the E! After Party. And this time, West did all the talking.
“All I know is, if the Grammys want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more,” West says. “Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyonce, and at this point, we tired of it. Because what happens is, when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration and we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day and they listen to that Beyonce album and they feel like it takes them to another place.”
West continues on (and on and on) about how the Grammys are just in it for the commercials, after which he plugs his clothing line.