If there’s any sure-fire way for me to find my way back to Team Swifty, it’s for Kanye West to get on his high horse and bitch about her. My Team Swifty status has been in flux ever since the BS with John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal. I don’t care for the way she’s trying to front like she’s this perfect little fairy princess with an emotional age of 13 years old, all while boning Mayer’s douche dong and bitching about him in lyrics, only to snatch up/beard for Jake G. There’s a dichotomy there, and it’s unflattering. But I will go back to my Team Swifty status, because Kanye West is absolutely ridiculous. Last night, Kanye gave a surprise performance at The Bowery Ballroom (that was very well received), and in between songs, Kanye did what Kanye does best: martyr himself. In the world according to Kanye, Taylor Swift is the bad guy because not ONCE did she defend him, post-VMAs.
Kanye West is still angry at Taylor Swift. At a surprise performance of his acclaimed new album at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom around 1 a.m. Wednesday, West, 33, launched another attack against the country star, 20, whom he famously ambushed at the 2009 Video Music Awards. During his rant, West seemed to suggest that the Speak Now singer used the VMA brouhaha to bolster her fame.
“Taylor never came to my defense at any interview,” West ranted. “And rode the waves and rode it and rode it,” he sniped of Swift.
Swift wasn’t West’s only target. The “Power” rapper also dug into Matt Lauer, with whom he recently tussled on the Today Show.
West charged that Lauer “exploited” him as they chatted about former President George W. Bush, who lamented that West called him a “racist” for his handling of Katrina.
Bush had said that West’s comment was a “lowest moment” in his Presidency; West also objected to the Today Show playing a video clip of the VMA moment during their Today Show interview.
“Because [of] the popularity of me, they exploited that…That’s not what he f*cking said!” West railed. “That’s not what he said! He said it was one of his lowest moments. But it shows you—the way they try to villainize, the way they tried to do that.”
[From Us Weekly]
What was Swifty supposed to say, exactly? “You know that douche who stole my thunder and made me cry? He’s not that bad.” What’s worse is that Kanye is the one who keeps bringing this crap up! It’s not even about Swifty anymore, it’s about Kanye and his ego, and how he’s the next Jesus or whatever. Ugh. Go to NY Mag’s Vulture column to read more about Kanye’s rant – here’s an okay video of it too: