Taylor Swift has given details about her ongoing feud with rapper Kanye West in a new Rolling Stone interview. In the profile, Swift accuses Kanye of being “so two-faced” and suggests he “gravely affected the trajectory of Drake’s family and their lives” when Pusha T revealed Drake had a son.
Kanye West has previously denied revealing this detail of Drake’s private life ahead of the release of diss track “The Story of Adidon.”
Dating as back as issues from the 2009 MTV VMAs, Swift told Rolling Stone: “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 [Kanye West] called me a bitch. 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. 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. When someone doesn’t respect you so loudly and says you literally don’t deserve to be here — I just so badly wanted that respect from him, and I hate that about myself, that I was like, ‘This guy who’s antagonizing me, I just want his approval.’ But that’s where I was. And so we’d go to dinner and stuff. And I was so happy, because he would say really nice things about my music. It just felt like I was healing some childhood rejection or something from when I was 19.”