Kanye West returns to his old ways with Taylor Swift and Beyoncé

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Kanye West returns to his old ways with Taylor Swift and Beyoncé

«Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time! Who doesn’t remember that night in 2009 when Kanye West got on stage at the VMAs, took the microphone away from Taylor Swift after winning the Female Video of the Year award, and shouted to the entire audience that Beyoncé deserved it? More than a decade has passed since that time, and although it seems that the rapper has not mentioned both their names in the same sentence again, that streak has changed today.

While Taylor Swift announces the release of ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ at the Grammys, and Beyoncé does the same with her ‘Act II’ at the Super Bowl, Kanye West seems more concerned about what people say about him on Twitter than for his recently released album, ‘Vultures’. So much so that he has dedicated an Instagram post to commenting on a user’s ironic tweet that sought to inflate sales of ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’, Beyoncé’s new single, with the excuse of taking number 1 from Kanye West. This tweet is a typical joke between fandoms with the purpose of getting more people to listen to the song being promoted (in fact, Kanye West is not even expected to reach #1 on the US Hot 100 next week, since ‘Lovin On Me’ by Jack Harlow is favorite with a big difference).

However, Kanye West has taken the opportunity to talk about Taylor Swift and Beyoncé publicly again. Since the release of ‘Vultures’, he has alluded to Swift on two occasions: in the song ‘Carnival’ (“She gon’ take it up the ass like a ventriloquist / I mean since Taylor Swift, since I had the Rollie on the wrist»), and sharing on Instagram Stories a Tweet which claimed that West had “dethroned” Taylor Swift as the most listened to of the day on Spotify (a feat that only lasted until February 11, as Taylor Swift was once again number 1 by the time the rapper published the story).

With Ye’s latest post, there are now three times she has mentioned Taylor Swift since the release of her new album, and also the first time she has done so including Beyoncé. “When I said I am the new Jesus Christ I wasn’t even thinking about Taylor,” the artist writes on Instagram, adding that “last year was incredibly difficult” for him and his family, and that it reminded him of the mistreatment of his people by the color of his skin. “Don’t forget, I was on Taylor’s side when Scooter bought her music behind his back,” he says. “She and Beyoncé are huge inspirations to all artists, and we always talk about how they both sell tours and movies.”

Kanye West again focuses specifically on Taylor Swift at the end of the post: “I’m sure I’ve been much more helpful to Taylor’s career than detrimental. To all her fans: I am not your enemy mmm… nor your friend. The rapper concludes by writing that “the media may control the narrative, but the people have spoken.” Will it ever occur to Kanye West how much he, too, has spoken time?

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