Taylor Swift is on the cover of the May issue of Vogue, and in the feature inside the magazine, the interviewer brings up Swift's long-standing feud with Kanye West, comparing it to a famous line from Godfather III.
I tell Swift the whole thing reminded me of Al Pacino’s famous line as the aging Mafia don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III.
"I thought I was out . . ."
Swift knows exactly where I am going and finishes it: "They pull me back in!"
It's not exactly the same thing; Corleone was pulled back into the mafia's illegal dealings, while Swift is merely pulled back into a seemingly unending passive-aggressive argument with another (possibly slightly unhinged) performer. But point taken—they both, in a way, have to do with "Bad Blood."
You get it.
Now, Swift says, “I think the world is so bored with the saga. I don’t want to add anything to it, because then there’s just more.”
Remember when Taylor Swift and Kanye West's infamous feud first started? It was only 67-years-ago. Cigarettes cost a nickel a pack (everything cost a nickel in 1949: a cup of coffee, a new frock, a house in the Poconos) and neighbors knew each others' names (they were all named Dave).
Okay, it wasn't actually that long ago; in reality it was seven-years-ago, in September of 2009, at the MTV Video Music Awards. Swift won the award for Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me." Then Kanye forgot he wasn't at home in his living room and expressed his opinion that the award should have gone to Beyoncé for "Single Ladies." He did so in the least subtle way imaginable, aside from hiring a skywriter (which he may have also done).
Kanye did let her finish (how gracious of him), but he wasn't done with Swift. In the latest installment in the Grudge That Will Not Die, Kanye performed his song "Famous" in February, which includes the line “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why?/I made that bitch famous.”
So, just days later, while accepting the award for Album of the Year at the Grammys, Swift made this speech:
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 are going to 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 side-track you, some day, when you get where you’re going you’ll look around and you’ll know that it was you and the people who love who put you there. That will be the greatest feeling in the world.
This brings everything mostly up to date. Your move, Kanye. But that doesn't mean you should put a horse head in her bed.