Taylor Swift shames Kanye West in inspirational Grammys acceptance speech

Kevork Djansezian

Taylor Swift accepts Grammy for Album of the Year

Kevork Djansezian
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Taylor Swift (C) accepts the Album of the Year award for "1989" onstage from musicians Philip Bailey (L) and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)

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- On Monday night, Taylor Swift became the first woman to win Grammys for Album of the Year twice, and she used her acceptance speech to encourage young women and perhaps speak out in her continuing feud against Kanye West.

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West named Swift in a song off his latest release "The Life of Pablo."

"I made that (expletive) famous," he raps on the song "Famous."

The line may have been in Swift's mind when she accepted her Album of the Year award at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday.

"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," she said.

"But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you were going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you, for this moment."

Swift beat out the Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton and The Weeknd for her prize.

Swift and West have had "bad blood," so to speak, since the 2009 MTV Music Awards in a moment that immediately went viral. A fired-up West interrupted Swift as she accepted the award for Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me" to declare that Beyonce had "one of the best videos of all time."


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