Is Kanye West Jealous of Taylor Swift’s Success?

By Marie delos Santos | 2 years ago
Is Kanye West Jealous of Taylor Swift’s Success?

It looks like the saying “Let bygones be bygones” does not apply to Kanye West. The rapper is allegedly jealous of Taylor Swift. Read on for more details.

After the Kanye West-Taylor Swift face off at the 2009 MTV VMAs, it seems Kanye West still has some grudge left over Taylor Swift.


“There’s just something about Taylor that sends Kanye into a rage. He just doesn’t get why she’s so successful,” a source told Star magazine. The rapper also allegedly goes into a rage and curses Swift when he hears her name or her songs.

West interrupted Swift during her speech at the 2009 VMAs. In an interview with The New York Times, the rapper said that he has no regrets over what he’s done at the MTV VMAs.

“I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things,” said West. Talk about being over confident, huh?

Well, we’ll let the views do the talking. Swift's single “Shake it Off” from her “1989” album has gained more than 400 million views to this date, while West's video for “Bound 2” (which was released a year ago) has received barely 45 million views.

Taylor’s “1989” album was released in October and has sold 1.29 million copies in its first week and is well on its way to replacing the “Frozen” soundtrack as the best-selling album of 2014. She was also the first woman to replace herself at Billboard’s Hot 100 single’s top spot. Her single “Blank Space” has reigned at the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks and has established Swift's longest reign in the list.

West is no short of awards either. He will be receiving the Visionary Award at the 2015 BET Honors, alongside Usher who will be receiving the Musical Arts Award for his 20-year career in the industry.

Although these are all allegations, if West's really envious with Swift, shouldn’t he just make good music for people to enjoy instead of comparing Swift with other good singers in the industry whom he think deserve the attention more than her?

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