Just two days after taking home three Grammy Awards (and resuming her feud with Kanye West) on Monday, February 15, Taylor Swift added yet another statue to her mantel — but this time, one with a bit more attitude.
“Hey, guys. It’s Taylor,” she says in a prerecorded acceptance video that was played at the ceremony, which was held at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London. “I wanted to thank you for voting me NME International Solo Artist. I got the award in the mail, and I gotta be honest with you about this: When you first open up the box, this feels a little aggressive.”
Swift, 26, then pulls the award out of the box — a giant bronze middle finger.
“Then you get used to it,” she continued. “You put in on the shelf like, you know what, I kind of like it. It’s kind of like, LOL. First impressions were a little weird here, but now I understand that this is actually like a strange compliment.”
On Monday, the “Out of the Woods” singer took home three awards, including the coveted Album of the Year, for her hit 1989 album.
In her acceptance speech, the lanky songstress took a swipe at West for his recently released track “Famous,” in which he raps about the two of them having sex and claims that he’s responsible for her fame.
“I want to say to all the young women out there — there are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she said as she accepted her award onstage. “But if you focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around, and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
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