The pair’s history dates back six years to when the rapper interrupted Swift as she gave an acceptance speech at the VMAs, arguing that the Best Video award instead belonged to Beyoncé.
However, the pair seemed to bury the hatchet at last night’s ceremony, where they were spotted chatting and posing for photos.
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West was involved in a similar predicament last night, making light of the Swift incident by pretending to gatecrash Beck during his Album of the Year win. Watch a clip of that now.
Kanye later explained the incident to E! Online, saying: “I just know that the Grammys, if they want real artists, to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more,” he said. “And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyoncé.”
“Because when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in their face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration,” he continued. “And we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyoncé album and they feel like it takes them to another place.”
The Grammy Awards 2015 took place last night (February 8) in Los Angeles, hosted by LL Cool J. Check out the full list of winners here.