Taylor Swift has hinted that she will never make amends with Kanye West as she branded him ‘two-faced’ and claimed that she used to seek approval from him when he disrespected her.
Now MailOnline has taken a look back at the decade-long feud that appears to show no signs of being resolved anytime soon.
Although the pair’s feud came to a head in 2016 with an all-out Twitter war that saw Taylor and Kanye fans divided, the pair’s falling out is far more complicated than it once appeared to be.
You Need To Calm Down: Taylor Swift has hinted that she will never make amends with Kanye West as she branded him ‘two-faced’ amid their decade-long feud
The feud begins, seemingly out of the blue, when 19-year-old Taylor was at the MTV Video Music Awards, accepting the Best Female Video award for You Belong with Me.
Suddenly, in the middle of her acceptance speech, Kanye jumped on the stage, grabbed the microphone out of her hands and bellowed: ‘Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!’
In a bid to diffuse the tension, Beyonce later called Taylor up on stage when she won Video of the Year for Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), and allowed the country music star a moment in the spotlight.
A year after the infamous incident, Kanye apologises in a lengthy tweet, as he penned ‘I’m sorry, Taylor/ We’re both artists, and the media and managers are trying to get between us.
‘She deserves the apology more than anyone. Thank you [Twitter co-founders] Biz Stone and Evan Williams for creating a platform where we can communicate directly.
Bad Blood: The feud begins when Taylor, 19, was at the 2009 VMAs accepting the Best Female Video award and Kanye interrupts claiming Beyonce deserved the gong
Kanye backtracks on his apology, claiming that interrupting Taylor was ‘selfless’ as she didn’t deserve to win, and adding that she was exploiting the incident for publicity
The pair appear to be on better terms, as they’re spotted giving each other a high five at the Met Gala.
Kanye reignites their feud by claiming ‘I don’t have one regret,’ over crashing Taylor’s VMA’s win, telling The New York Times that he didn’t want to apologise, but only tweeted as a result of ‘peer pressure’.
Everything Has Changed: A year after the infamous incident, Kanye apologises in a lengthy tweet claiming ‘I take the responsibility’
Two years on, it appears all bad blood is lost, as Kanye reveals he wants to collaborate with the songstress, telling Ryan Seacrest ‘She wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in.
‘I don’t have an elitism about music, I don’t discriminate.’
Their reconciliation is short-lived, as Kanye humiliates Taylor at the 2015 VMAs after she presented him with the Video Vanguard Award.
It appeared the pair were getting on, and Kanye seemed to be joking by announcing ‘You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award ’cause it got them more ratings?’
However, Taylor has since announced that his statement truly irked her, as he made out in public that it was for ratings, but in private, asked her to be on stage with him as it would ‘mean so much’.
Taylor told Rolling Stone in 2019: ‘I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced.
‘That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk s**t. And I was so upset.’
All Falls Down: Their reconciliation is short-lived, as Kanye humiliates Taylor at the 2015 VMAs after she presented him with the Video Vanguard Award
Taylor accepts Kanye’s apology after he sends her a giant arrangement of flowers, with the singer jokingly offering to be his running mate in the next Presendential election.
Sharing a snap of the bouquet, she penned: ‘Awww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFF’.
Taylor and Kanye’s feud reaches its most explosive point to date as Kanye references the star in the lyrics of his hit, Famous.
Taylor took offense at the rapper’s lyric: ‘For all my South Side n****s that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b***h famous’.
Kanye defended the line, claiming he had a conversation with Taylor about the lyrics in question.
Kanye releases the music video for Famous, which depicts a naked Taylor lying in his bed next to him, with nude Kim on the other side.
Other nude celebrities who make an appearance in the fictional bedroom setting are Rihanna, Chris Brown, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, George W Bush, Anna Wintour, Ruby Rose, Ray J and Bill Cosby.
Shake It Off: Taylor accepts Kanye’s apology after he sends her a giant arrangement of flowers, with the singer jokingly offering to be his running mate in the next election
Taylor continues to accuse Kanye of lying about asking her permission to reference her in his lyrics, so Kim released a partial recording of the conversation in question.
‘I’m really glad you had the respect to call me that and tell me that as a friend, about the song. It’s just a really cool thing to do, and a really good show of friendship’ Taylor is heard saying.
Taylor hits back, claiming that although Kanye spoke through some aspects of the lyrics, she did not consent to being referred to as a ‘b***h’ in the song,
After that Taylor said she felt publicly shamed and ‘cancelled,’ most of the 2017 album Reputation was aimed at her experience during the ordeal.
Can’t Tell Me Nothing: Kanye releases the music video for Famous, which depicts a naked Taylor lying in his bed next to him after she denied consenting to the lyrics
Kim’s fans mark the year anniversary of ‘National Snake Day’, when the reality star released the recording of Taylor.
Taylor deletes her social media content with the exception of sharing several snake videos on her Instagram.
She then releases the first single from her sixth album, Reputation, Look What You Made Me Do, a clear dig at Kanye and Kim.
Not-so subtle lyrics include ‘I don’t like your little games / Don’t like your tilted stage / The role you made me play / Of the fool / No, I don’t like you /I’m sorry. The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead!’
Taylor dubs Kim and Kanye ‘bullies’ who started an internet hate campaign against her.
She tells Elle magazine: ‘I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet.
‘The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life.’
Monster: A social media campaign of hate took off in 2016 when Kim and Taylor went head to head in a dispute over Kanye West’s song lyrics about the singer
Taylor dregs up the feud again as she discusses the extreme ‘isolation’ she felt and attacks she endured in the weeks after Kim likened her to a snake.
She went on to state: ‘When you say someone is canceled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being. You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up, disappear, or it could also be perceived as, kill yourself.’
Taylor brands the rapper ‘two-faced’ in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine and states she is no longer willing to pretend they are on good terms
She explains ‘Some events took place to cause me to be p***ed off when [Kanye] called me a b***h. That was not just a singular event.
‘Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I’.
Never Ever Ever making up: Taylor dregs up the feud again as she discusses the extreme ‘isolation’ she felt and attacks she endured after Kim likened her to a snake