Though he previously claimed that he “made that bitch famous” and reignited a feud that Swift had to not-so-subtly allude to in her Grammy acceptance speech, West really just wants his on-again, off-again nemesis to be happy.
In fact, when he was asked about Swift as he making his way through Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday (Feb. 17, 2016), the rapper told paparazzi that he’d like what’s “best” for her.
“I want the best for that person,” he said, caving in after attempting to avoid a barrage of questions about their feud. “The media tries to make this ongoing story and everything for hits. I don’t think people care about me or her in that way. People care about they families, they kids. If you like my music, listen to it. If you like her music, listen to it.”
That same day, an audio recording of West ranting about Swift before hisSaturday Night Live performance surfaced online. In the sound bite, the 38-year-old, who was reportedly upset when SNL staffers made alterations to his stage moments before the show, called Swift a “fake ass” and said that he was “bummed” about the situation.