Avril Lavigne isn’t the only one who’s angry about that viral Tumblr collage! Kanye West is totally livid with Taylor Swift for liking a photo on the social media site that calls out him, and other artists, for their awkward fan encounters. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop!
Uh-oh, did Taylor Swift, 25, just reignite her feud with Kanye West?! The singer ‘liked’ a Tumblr post that praised her for how affectionate she is with fans, in comparison to others, like the rapper, who’ve appeared distant from their followers in similar situations — and Yeezy isn’t happy about it!
“Kanye is livid that Taylor took a shot at him,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He thought they were all good now and is confused as to why she would shade him like this. He thinks she would be smart not to go down this road, as he will definitely go off on her if it happens again.”
The beef between these two started in 2009, when Kanye famously interrupted Taylor’s Video Music Awards speech, claiming that “Beyonce had the greatest video of all time,” and should’ve won the award. After years of keeping their distance from one another (Tay even wrote a song, “Innocent,” about the incident), they reunited at the 2015 Grammy Awards, posing for photos together, and proved the feud was over.
After that, the rapper and “Bad Blood” singer even met up for dinner in New York City, and there were reports that they would even be collaborating on new music together in the future! Interestingly, it was mutual friend, Jay Z, who helped the duo patch things up.
“I felt like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [Kanye] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me,” Taylor said in her recent Vanity Fair interview. “And he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me. I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along.”
Well, the VMAs are coming up in just a few days (on Aug. 30), so if Kanye is still feeling pissed off, we could see another epic showdown at the award show! We already know he’s being honored with the Vanguard Video Award, so with a lengthy performance time and chance to give a speech, there’s plenty of opportunity to throw some shade. But can’t we all just get along, you guys!?
HollywoodLifers, tell us : Do you think Kanye and Taylor’s feud is now reignited?
— Alyssa Norwin