Taylor Swift Wants to Drop the Kanye Feud + Save Someone From Drowning
When it comes to the now years-long war of words with Taylor Swift, Kanye West seems poised to plead his case until the cows come home. But Swift says, in a interview with Vogue published today (April 14), that she's ready to let the drama go.
The most recent installment of the musicians' enduring feud came in February, when the release of West's The Life of Pablo included revelation that' he'd written this "Famous" lyric: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous." Only a few days later, while accepting the Grammy for Album of the Year, Swift subtly denounced West, noting to a crowd "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."
Then, just a few days after that, Swift told Vogue writer Jason Gay enough is enough.
"I think the world is so bored with the saga,” she said. “I don’t want to add anything to it, because then there’s just more...I guess what I wanted to call attention to in my speech at the Grammys was how it’s going to be difficult if you’re a woman who wants to achieve something in her life — no matter what."
Considering all that Swift's achieved since 1989's release in 2014 — a string of Billboard No. 1 singles, enough trophies to melt down into wall-to-wall gilded flooring — she's finally ready to take a small break. What's next on her agenda?
"I want to be a well-rounded person who can make a good drink," she said.
"To be able to save somebody if they’re drowning...So CPR, all the various kinds of chest compressions. People tell you little tips, but that’s different from actually taking a class and getting certified."
And while wedding bells aren't necessarily on the agenda for Swift and boyfriend Calvin Harris, they're not not on the agenda, either.
"I’m just taking things as they come,” she explained. “I’m in a magical relationship right now. And of course I want it to be ours, and low-key...this is the one thing that’s been mine about my personal life."
For more on Swift, including Gay's capturing of her revisiting her childhood house and delivering a Maid of Honor speech at longtime friend Britany Maack's wedding, read the full interview.
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