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Taylor Swift Talks About Becoming Friends with Kanye West in 'Vanity Fair'

Taylor Swift Talks About Becoming Friends with Kanye West in 'Vanity Fair'

Taylor Swift looks stunning on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s September 2015 issue!

Here’s what the 25-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On her relationship with Kanye West: “I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with him until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me—so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time. I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along. It started with both of us really liking Jay and wanting him to be happy. And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.”

On her letter to Apple Music: “I wrote the letter at around four a.m. The contracts had just gone out to my friends, and one of them sent me a screenshot of one of them. I read the term ‘zero percent compensation to rights holders.’ Sometimes I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and I’ll write a song and I can’t sleep until I finish it, and it was like that with the letter. I read it to my mom. She’s always going to be the one. I just said, ‘I’m really scared of this letter, but I had to write it. I might not post it, but I had to say it.’”

On her group of BFFs: “That doesn’t happen. We even have girls in our group who have dated the same people. It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us. It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with. When you’ve got this group of girls who need each other as much as we need each other, in this climate, when it’s so hard for women to be understood and portrayed the right way in the media … now more than ever we need to be good and kind to each other and not judge each other—and just because you have the same taste in men, we don’t hold that against each other.”

For more from Taylor, visit VanityFair.com. Bigger cover inside…

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  • sky

    Lmao…..she thinks kanye respects her….really.

  • blablabla

    Wow she sounds like a 15 Year old!!

  • LOL

    Regina Georges. The typical selfish, back-stabbing, manipulator.

  • Kaitlyn

    “I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with him until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me,”

    TRANSLATION: “I’m only friends with people who kiss my ass. Ya hear me Jaimie King?”

  • Kaitlyn

    Don’t be silly. 15 year olds don’t have lawyers writing letters for them that they get to claim to be their own. What you actually mean is that she sounds like a self-absorbed narcissist.

  • Little Paper Stars

    She’s so contrived.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    but she cleary mean she don’t have respect for him.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    “I wasn’t ready until HE had some sort of respect FOR ME, and he wasn’t ready until HE had some sort of respect FOR ME”.

  • Melissa B

    She’s so full of sh it. Sorry but I don’t buy her BS. She’s as rude as Kanye-didn’t she tell him she wished he would’ve interrupted Beck? After she felt that embarrassed and humiliated by him? She would wish that On someone.

    She is so fake and everything is contrived.

  • devvv

    I don’t know any of them, but I can 100% confirm that Jay Z doesn’t give a rats left butt cheek if she’s friends with Kanye. He didn’t even go to Kanye’s wedding and she thinks she’s somewhere on the priority list…?

  • Kim Coffey

    If BS is worthy of respect I guess shes got it.

  • Sofia

    It’s kinda sad to see how Taylor thinks that in a world with 7 billion human beings she is somehow special because she’s “famous”. Really sad.

  • k.

    The world revolves around her, apparantly

  • k.

    She says Kanye respects her but discloses nothing about whether or not she respects him back

  • Revengefan0101

    Does anyone respect Kanye???

  • Mental Floss

    Fake and fakery. I don’t believe that SHE likes and respect Kanye. I think she has to pretend to like and respect him so as not to appear negatively. But she is not who she says she is. She is very passive aggressive. If she had her way, I bet she would write a song about what Kanye did to her.
    The world doesn’t revolve around Taylor, and she should accept that fact.

  • b324

    Man, I wish I could figure out what it is about her that just rubs me the wrong way. She annoys me.

  • mandyz

    Well she should like him considering he got the whole world to know who Taylor Swift was when he interrupted her speech back in 2009. If it wasn’t for him I really wouldn’t know who the hell Taylor Swift is tbh.

  • Exposed

    No matter what she wears I will never find her sexy!!