February 11, 2015


Kanye West & Taylor Swift Are Hitting the Studio Together

Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Here's a collabo we never thought would happen. Kanye West revealed that he and once sworn-enemy Taylor Swift are going into the studio together. Yeezus himself made the reveal during a chat with On Air With Ryan Seacrest

"She wants to get in the studio and we're definitely going to go in," he said. "Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I'm down to get in the studio and work. I don't discriminate, I don't have an elitism of music because of like how many GRAMMYs or, you know, the amount of ratings you get on an album. I that think everyone loves music whether they love hip hop, alternative, country and if I could be involved in giving people any type of energy, advice in the studio, whether you're Beyonce, whether you're Taylor Swift, whether you're Jay Z, whether you're Beck, whoever, and they can be reciprocal with that, I'd like to be involved with that."

While Kanye didn't get into details, our minds are racing. Could it be a last-minute addition to Ye's new album that's apparently finished, the one with multiple Paul McCartney collaborations? Maybe a remix for Tay's new single "Style"? (We'll be 15 percent disappointed if it doesn't start with a "Taylor, I'mma let you finish, but...")

Of course longtime Swifties know that the country-turned-pop star took Kayne's infamous interruption of her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs pretty rough, but ultimately found some forgiveness. The song "Innocent," off Taylor's 2010 album Speak Now, details someone who is "32 and still growin' up now," saying "today is never too late to be brand new," conveying that she understood the mistake and will support Yeezy's growth.

Kanye also shed a little more light about why he almost interrupted someone else's speech—2015 Album of the Year recipient Beck—at the GRAMMYs on Sunday, but kept his cool.

"I felt like just the whole GRAMMYs, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, 'Kanye! Kanye! Go do it,'" 'Ye told Seacrest of his near-mic grab, before adding, "Ok, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage. You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he’s having to talk because you know the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything. So I didn’t want anything to take away from his screen time. So I just walked back down...I don't feel like I have the right to take away from people's moments."

2015 Kanye really is New Kanye.