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Quang Truong

Congratulations to Taylor Swift for her second Album of the Year at the Grammys!

On Monday, February 15, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where Taylor Swift won two Grammys for her album, 1989. 1989 won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

In her acceptance speech, she threw shade at Kanye West and the 2009 VMA incident, where he leaped on the stage when she won the video of the year award instead of Queen Beyonce. He stole her microphone and said the award should have gone to Beyonce instead of Taylor.

After winning her award, Swift stated while closing the show: “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 you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going. You’ll look around and you’ll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.

The bolded portion is the “shade she threw” at Kanye.

West attempted to do this once again to Beck for his album, Morning Phase. Kanye jumped on stage with the intention of another “Beyonce should have won” moment, but jumped off. Beck motioned him to come back on, but Kanye refused.

Later that night in an interview Beck stated that he had wanted Kanye on the stage so Kanye can have his moment because “how many good records has he put out in the last five years, right?”


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