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Kanye West, Taylor Swift Just Can’t Get Over 2009 VMA Mic Snatching Beef

Taylor Swift took to Twitter to make a snarky jab at Kanye West after she received two VMA nominations, coincidentally just one day before an alleged audio of Mr. West dissing Swift, Pink, and the music industry leaked.

The old saying goes that truth crushed to the ground shall rise again. Apparently the same thing goes for drama.

After four years it seems like Taylor Swift  just isn’t ready to leave the past where it belongs. When she received two nominations for this year’s VMAs, she decided there was no better way to accept the nominations than to bring up the distant past.

“Two VMA nominations,” she tweeted. “If you vote and get us one, I promise to keep a firmer grip on the mic this time ;)”

The tweet referenced the way Mr. West stormed the stage, snatched the mic away from Swift as she was accepting her award and proclaimed that Beyonce “had one of the best videos of all time.”

After his rant ‘Ye returned to his seat and was pretty much already over the situation until he was “peer pressured” into apologizing to the young songstress.

Swift, on the other hand, has not been able to shake that moment from her memory banks – which is probably hard to do when you have a framed picture of that moment in your home, according to Vanity Fair.

The “New Slaves” rapper hasn’t responded to the tweet, but just a day after it was posted some audio leaked of what sounds like West ranting about the incident back in 2009.

While the flawless timing of the sound clip’s release has some people second guessing it’s authenticity, it certainly sounds like something Yeezy might have said after the VMAs four years ago.

“Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyonce,” the Kanye-like voice exclaimed. “Because I wrote my verse [to “Run This Town”] in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyonce. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherf***** Elvises with no James Browns.”

Ego-centered rant? Check. Faulty logic? Check. Comparisons to music icons? Check. A reference to his own musical talent even when it doesn’t seem related to the argument at hand? Check again. This sure has the making of a rant from Mr. West.

The unidentified voice then went on to slam MTV for having Pink perform when he clearly would have been in the better option, in his opinion.

“How the f*** Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform ‘Heartless’? the voice questioned. “’Heartless’ is the biggest song of the year!”

Sources close to the hot-headed rapper couldn’t confirm whether the voice really was Kanye’s or not, but one source did say the entire audio sounded staged.


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