Taylor Swift recently opened up about the details of her infamous feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian during a tell-all cover story with Rolling Stone. The 29-year-old singer broke down everything that happened prior to West's song "Famous," which set off the bad blood between the pair once again.
As fans know, Swift and West's beef dates back to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when the rapper interrupted the songstress' acceptance speech, exclaiming, "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you. I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!"
After the outburst, Kanye apologized on numerous occasions, and the two were on good terms. Taylor recalled in her cover story, "I started to feel like we reconnected, which felt great for me -- because all I ever wanted my whole career after that thing happened in 2009 was for him to respect me."
Fast forward to the 2015 VMAs, and Kanye was receiving the Video Vanguard Award, and had asked Taylor to present it. The "Lover" singer recounted the event, saying:
"And so I wrote this speech up, and then we get to the VMAs and I make this speech and he screams, 'MTV got Taylor Swift up here to present me this award for ratings!' And I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced. That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk s**t. And I was so upset."
Shortly after, Kanye's infamous track "Famous" was released, which is what really drove Taylor over the edge.
"And then when I heard the song, I was like, 'I’m done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let’s be on bad terms, but just be real about it,'" Taylor continued. "The world didn’t understand the context and the events that led up to it. Because nothing ever just happens like that without some lead-up. Some events took place to cause me to be pissed off when [West] called me a b**ch. That was not just a singular event. Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I. And that wasn’t just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song -- it was kind of a chain reaction of things."
Taylor also talked about how painful it was to be "cancelled" after Kim Kardashian released the audio of her agreeing to be included on "Famous."
"A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience," Taylor shared. "I don’t think there are that many people who can actually understand what it’s like to have millions of people hate you very loudly."
Neither Kim nor Kanye have yet to respond to Taylor's interview with Rolling Stone.