Kanye West feared his career would take a turn for the worse after the Taylor Swift incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, according to the rapper’s music collaborator Consequence.
During an interview with HipHopDXthe 45-year-old said the Grammy winner feared his career was over after the next single, Power, failed to live up to expectations.
“To be 100% honest, ‘Power’ is ‘Power’ now, but it was the first record of this cycle, and ‘Power’ was kind of the first time it didn’t go all the way.” , added the American rapper.
“He didn’t do what ‘Gold Digger’ did, he didn’t do what ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ did, and he didn’t do what ‘Stronger’ did.
“So it was kind of like, ‘What are we going to do?’ We don’t have a smash out-the-gates, we have a single, and they’re playing it, but it wasn’t that one.
The Spaceship singer revealed that the 45-year-old tried to change his strategy and released GOOD Fridays, and was handing out new songs every week until the release of his fifth studio album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’.
“It doesn’t eradicate the Taylor Swift incident. It’s not big enough to knock him out,” he said. “Brands won’t forget tours won’t forget him etc. So what put Kanye in a corner, and he came flying out.”
Meanwhile, West and Swift’s feud settled down when the Gold digger the rapper apologized to the Grammy winner.
However, in 2016, Ye reignited the feud with Famous outing, where he rapped about how he and Swift “could still ***” and said he “made that female dog famous.”
Later the Anti-hero The singer apparently fired back at West in the award acceptance speech at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
“As the first woman to win album of the year twice at the Grammys, I want to say to all young women: there will be people who will try to undermine your success or take credit for it. your accomplishments. or your fame.”