Give thanks to Hova, because the man can work miracles — like turning bitter enemies into friends! In a new interview, Taylor Swift revealed how she was able to end her bad blood with Kanye West with help from Jay Z!
Did you think you’d see the day when Taylor Swift, 25, and Kanye West, 38, would put their feud to rest? Ever since he crashed Taylor’s 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech, it looked like they would never play nice together. But, thanks to Jay Z, 45, the war between Yeezy and Swifty came to an end! To hear more about Taylor Swift, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Taylor explained how Jay Z helped her finally end the feud with Kanye in the Sep. issue of Vanity Fair. As Taylor struck up a friendship with Mr. Beyonce, it produced more than just Taylor’s music being featured on Tidal.
“I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [Kanye] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me,” Taylor told Vanity Fair writer Josh Duboff in the Sep issue, “and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me.” Taylor said that she and Kanye came to that same point of respect at the same time — which happened to be when Taylor became buddies with Kanye’s Watch The Throne collaborator, Jay Z.
“I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along,” Taylor said. Huh. Sounds like Jay won’t stand for beef among his circle of friends. Taylor said that, thanks to Hova, she and Yeezy have “both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.”
While Kanye and Taylor respect each other, it doesn’t mean they’re going to do Watch The Throne II together anytime soon. “We haven’t planned anything,” Taylor said, reports Entertainment Tonight, adding that “But, hey, I like him as a person. And that’s a really good, nice first step, a nice place for us to be.”
What do you think about that, HollywoodLifers? Jay Z helped Taylor and Kanye end their years-long feud? Do you think they will ever work together? Leave your thoughts on this below.
— Jason Brow