Taylor Swift is used to making enemies.
Ever since he stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, in fact, Kanye West seemed to have it out for the
country pop singer. The two have since made nice, even sharing a hug at the 2015 Grammy Awards. As Swift says in Vanity Fair's September issue, Jay-Z facilitated their new friendship.
"I feel like I wasn't ready to be friends with [West] 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," the 25-year-old "Shake It Off" singer says. "I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along."
Since finding common ground, Swift reveals, "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."