“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I wanna say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just 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’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world,” said Swift.
Power Struggle at the Grammys
Last night at the Grammys, Taylor Swift and Kanye West faced another battle. His comments towards Swift about him making her as popular as she is now were unwarranted. Swift addressed these comments in her acceptance speech of the Album of the Year Grammy award. I don’t really see this bickering between the two as a right or wrong thing; however, I would argue that Swift is on a constant power struggle, which is exemplified in her acceptance speech.
As seen in “Bad Blood,” it is clear that Swift is a powerful person in the music industry and even in all of pop culture today. She has the power to get together some of the most famous women today and have them appear in a music video for her. Additionally, the video demonstrates how Swift will get her revenge for those who wronged her. In addition to the “Bad Blood” video, Swift’s 1989 concert tour revealed her power amongst artists, as she was able to convince Mick Jagger, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Imagine Dragons, and Leona Lewis to name a few. In an interview, she said that she was actually able to text Mick Jagger the night before her concert, and he still agreed to make an appearance. Swift has power. She has most of the A list celebrities in her grasp, and she isn’t afraid to fight back against anyone who might come close to wronging her.
Revenge is Sweet
When Kanye tested Swift’s power with his comments about her fame, Taylor decided to fight back. The power struggle didn’t last too long as she continued her feminist movement power by talking about being the first women to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice. From that point on, she had grasped the attention of the nation. People began to side with her against Kanye once more, and the power struggle was no more. Swift had found the right words to enact her revenge, and these words pulled the feminist card. Swift’s power is constantly being challenged, but as long as she has feminism and celebrities on her side, she will win the battle every time.