Taylor Swift Explains How She And Kanye West Became Friends

Taylor Swift Explains How She And Kanye West Became Friends

We’re going to have to accept the reality that that Kanye West/Taylor Swift collaboration will probably never happen. But West and Swift seem to be on good terms these days, a far cry from the time, a few years ago, when they were media-ordained enemies. And in a new Vanity Fair cover story, Swift explains how their friendship came to be. She says it had something to do with her becoming friends with Jay Z (and of course she’s friends with Jay Z), but it had more to do with West learning to respect her. Here’s what she says:

I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [West] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me — so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time. I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along… And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.

In that same piece, Swift talks a bit about her open letter to Apple and the way se sees the Apple Music/Spotify dynamic: “Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about. And I found it really ironic that the multi-billion-dollar company reacted to criticism with humility, and the start-up with no cash flow reacted to criticism like a corporate machine.” Read more from the piece here.

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