Taylor Swift and Kanye West Are Recording New Music Together

The Rant
John Legend defends West's Grammys rant.
On the one hand, it was impossible to see something like this coming, On the other hand, we really should have seen this coming.

On Air With Ryan Seacrest just broke the news that Taylor Swift and Kanye West are heading into the recording studio together.

West elaborated during an interview with Seacrest: “She wants to get in the studio, and we’re definitely going to go in. Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I’m down to get in the studio and work.”

What will come of this? It’s too early to tell, but considering the history — let us not forget that five years before West jokingly” stage-crashed Beck’s Album of the Year acceptance speech at the Grammys, he did the same (but worse) to Swift at the 2009 VMAs — the collaboration, whatever form it ends up taking, will be unmissable.

West also said that Swift supported his decision to run up on stage while Beck was accepting his award, which — again, considering the backstory — seems bizarre. “Taylor Swift came up to me right afterwards — literally right afterwards,” he said, “and tells me that I should’ve went onstage. This is the irony of my life.”

Speaking of West’s now-legendary Beck rant, West clarified his original remarks:

“Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game. It’s nothing that I would want to do as a fellow musician, to disrespect him in any way… When I said that thing about artistry, I think it came off the wrong way and that was a mis-wording on my part. Obviously, Beck is one of the most respected artists and respects artistry.”

That sound? The sound of all the hatchets being buried (and some exciting new music coming your way).

Listen to the full interview below:

[On Air, Stereogum, Vulture]