Kanye West Goes Out to Dinner With Taylor Swift
It wasn't brunch but Taylor Swift and Kanye West sat down for dinner in New York City on Tuesday night. According to TMZ, Kanye (sans Kim K) and Swift arrived at The Spotted Pig in Manhattan separately and dined at a table for two. The two have buried the hatchet after a six-year rift that stemmed from 'Ye storming the VMA stage and interrupting her award acceptance speech in 2009. At this year's Grammy awards, Swift approached Kanye and suggested that the two collaborate. Later that week, Kanye joined Ryan Seacrest on iHeartRadio and confirmed that he is down to get in the studio with Swift. The dinner date will only make the rumors of a West-Swift collab swelter.
Swift, who is arguably music's biggest superstar, has suddenly become a fixture in hip-hop conversation. In the fall of 2014, Swift began to publicly declare that she is a fan of hip-hop. During an interview with Rolling Stone, she claimed to know every word to Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" and Kendrick Lamar responded by saying he appreciates TSwift. "Some people always try to lock it down and categorize it for one particular listener,” Lamar told the AP. “But it moves all, even people from other genres. I appreciate Taylor Swift for supporting not only my music but just the hip-hop culture. There’s really no gap. It’s music and it feels good.”
As Swfit's popularity has grown, more and more hip-hop artists are trying to latch on. French Montana recently said he wants to work with her in a XXL story and if the rumors are true, Swift's hip-hop connection will hit a climax if a song with Kanye West releases.