Taylor Swift and Beck have one very important thing in common: They were both interrupted by Kanye West while accepting prominent awards. Now, the singers have teamed up for an epic performance during Tay’s ‘1989’ tour — watch it here!
Take that, Kanye West! The rapper caused controversy at the 2009 Video Music Awards and 2015 Grammys by running on stage while Taylor Swift, 25, and Beck, 45, respectively, were accepting awards, but it looks like the singers will have the last laugh — because they banned together for a totally amazing revenge performance.
Tay has been bringing out surprise guests for her entire 1989 tour, but Beck is noticeably outside her fans’ demographic. Could her decision to invite him on stage be a little dig at Yeezy, to prove how successful they both are despite his disses?!
Interestingly, Taylor and Kanye actually made up at the 2015 Grammys, the same show where he interrupted Beck, but the “Bad Blood” singer may have reignited the feud earlier this week by liking a photo on Tumblr that called the rapper out for awkward fan encounters.
“Kanye is livid Taylor took a shot at him,” an insider told 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.” UH-OH! Looks like she’s added even MORE fuel to that fire now! Meanwhile, not long after the Grammys, Kanye publicly apologized to Beck on Twitter.
Still, it’s impossible not to wonder if there was a little extra meaning behind this collaboration. The duo were joined by St. Vincent, who played guitar, for the performance. It doesn’t seem she has any beef with ‘Ye, but she is dating one of Tay’s BFFs, Cara Delevingne, so that’s probably where that connection came in!
HollywoodLifers: Do you think Beck and Taylor are shading Kanye? What do you think of the performance?
— Alyssa Norwin