Taylor Swift’s Album of the Year Acceptance Speech Was One Big Subtweet
Taylor Swift had a hell of a Grammy Awards last night. Not only did she have one of the night’s must-see looks AND debut a fresh new bob haircut, but she also performed, and managed to take home a few trophies, too. But it was when Taylor nabbed the night’s second to last award, Album of the Year for her blockbuster 1989, that she really made a mark, pointing out that she was the first woman to ever win two Album of the Year Grammys, and not-so-subtly firing back at Kanye West, whose new album makes reference to the pair’s infamous 2009 MTV Video Music awards fiasco.
“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Taylor says. On Kanye’s new song called “Famous,” he says “I made that b*tch famous” in reference to her.
“But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
Of course, Twitter blew up, mostly with people waiting for the Kanye clapback that never came. Many women tweeted their support to Taylor, thanking her for the empowering message she was sending to young women.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 16, 2016
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