The Grammys unites musicians of all ages for one night to celebrate great and popular music. Monday, Feb. 15, the 58th annual Grammys aired on CBS. Taylor Swift opened the show with her newest single, “Out of the Woods.” Swift was one of the lead winners that night taking home the Grammys for Best Music Video, Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for her 1989 album, to name a few. One of the most talked about situations of the musical night was how Swift fired back at the rapper, Kanye West during her acceptance speech for album of the year.
West and Swift have been feuding since 2009. Although,West recently took things too far on his new album, The Life of Pablo, when he called out Swift with the notation: “I made that b**** famous.” Swift fired back in her acceptance speech Monday night saying:
“I want to thank the fans for the last ten years….and as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there…there will be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.” – Taylor Swift
She addressed his rude lyrics without saying his name and encouraged her fans that success isn’t measured by the people who bring you down, it’s about the hard work that you put out.
Watch her acceptance speech here.
Find a full list of this year’s Grammy winners here.