Taylor Swift’s 1989 has won the coveted album of the year award at this year’s Grammys in Los Angeles and used her acceptance speech to send a strong message to detractors, possibly, Kanye.
As you might recall, last week the rapper stirred up controversy with a graphic lyric about Swift in his song “Famous” off his new album, “The Life Of Pablo.” It read: “I think me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous.”
According to Kanye, Swift approved of it but a representative of the 26-year-old country singer denied any such approval.
During her Grammys speech, Swift made her thoughts on the whole situation very clear:
“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 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 who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
The singer – who is the first woman to win the award twice – also won best pop vocal album and best music video for her track Bad Blood.