Among the many lowlights in the career of rapper Kanye West, one of the most famous was his crashing the stage at the 2009 Video Music Awards to interrupt a Taylor Swift acceptance speech. In his most recent album, Kanye takes credit for Swift’s fame with the crass lyric, “I made that bitch famous.”
Swift responded while accepting her recent Grammy for Album of the Year. From The Hollywood Reporter:
“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,” said the singer. “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you some day when you get where you’re going — you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
It was a classy response to a crass buffoon. West made headlines earlier in the week after taking to Twitter to announce that he and wife Kim Kardashian are $53 million in debt.