Taylor and Kanye have been thick as thieves lately and are even rumored to be working on a new music collaboration! So what brought this unlikely duo together, six years after Kanye stole Tay’s moment at the 2009 VMAs? It was Sir Paul, of course! Here’s how he did it.
HollywoodLife.com told you Taylor Swift, 25, was worried that working with Kanye West, 37, would destroy her image but after a private talk with Sir Paul McCartney, Taylor’s fears are melting away! HollywoodLife.com can now exclusively reveal Paul’s advice to Taylor!
Taylor Swift & Kanye West’s Friendship: How Paul McCartney Brought Them Together
Taylor and Kanye shocked us all by BFFing the night away at the 2015 Grammys on Feb. 8, and their new friendship didn’t end there. The two also met up for a dinner date at The Spotted Pig in NYC on Feb. 17, and are reportedly working on new music together.
If we do get lucky enough to hear a Taylor/Kanye collaboration, we’ll owe it all to their mutual friend Paul!
“Paul McCartney was the main reason for Kanye and Taylor to get together. After Taylor and Paul performed at the SNL 40th anniversary after party, she talked to him about Kanye and how Kanye wanted to work with her but she felt apprehensive,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Paul put her mind at ease and said that she shouldn’t have any feuds and it should be all about peace and love.”
Paul of course just worked with Kanye and Rihanna on their instant hit “FourFiveSeconds”, so he knows what he’s talking about.
“Paul said Taylor should work with Kanye and potentially create some epic music together,” our source adds. “Paul actually mentioned to Taylor that if he could be civil with Yoko [Ono, John Lennon‘s widow], that Kanye would be a piece of cake.”
Kanye West Hints At Taylor Swift Collaboration
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Kanye revealed in a new interview right after the Grammys that Taylor had asked him to work with her, so it looks like the odds are in our favor!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — do YOU want to hear new music from Taylor and Kanye? Are you glad Paul put in a good word for Kanye with Taylor? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
— Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Russ Weakland