“This was 100% disrespectful”: Interviewer Faced the Wrath of Taylor Swift After Continuously Asking About Kanye West

Taylor Swift walked away from an interview after being repeatedly question about her incident with Kanye West during the 2009's MTV Video Music Awards.

Interviewer Faced the Wrath of Taylor Swift After Continuously Asking About Kanye West

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  • Taylor Swift got frustrated and left mid interview due to repeated question about her incident with Kanye during the 2009's MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Even though Taylor Swift's publicist intervened, the interviewer was set on his question which led to a decisive action by the singer.
  • Many fans and followers supported her action after the radio interview blew up on social media.
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Taylor Swift walked away from a radio interview in 2009 after being repeatedly questioned about her highly publicized feud with Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards. The incident happened on Todd Schnitt’s show, The MJ Morning Show. The interview began amicably, but when host MJ Kelli started asking Swift questions regarding West’s notorious stage-crashing incident, things took a turn for the worse.

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Taylor Swift is an amazing singer-songwriter who has dominated the music industry for more than a decade. Her memorable tunes, sympathetic lyrics, and developing sound have made her well-known. She’s been recognized as one of the most important performers of our time and has won numerous prizes, including 12 Grammy Awards. Swift is among the best-selling musicians of all time with over 200 million records sold globally.

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Swiftly Exiting: When Taylor Swift Shut Down the Kanye West Questions

In 2009, amidst the whirlwind of the highly publicized Kanye West stage-crashing incident at the MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift found herself facing relentless questions about the drama during a radio interview with The MJ Morning Show host Todd Schnitt via YouTube. The conversation took a turn for the worse when Schnitt started asking Swift a lot of questions concerning the West episode.

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Despite Swift’s polite attempts to deflect the questions, emphasizing that she had already addressed the issue and desired to discuss other topics, Schnitt persisted. She was irritated by his constant attention to the West controversy, even going so far as to say that talking about it was “good for her career”. Uneasy but determined to steer the story, Swift took a decisive action.

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Taylor Swift

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Excusing herself, she handed the phone to her publicist, thus concluding the interview and making it plain that she wouldn’t be lured into talking about something she didn’t want to. Reactions to the interview’s abrupt end were divided. Some praised Swift for her unwavering position and refusal to be used as a prop for dramatic headlines, while others condemned her lack of professionalism and for not allowing the interviewer to ask all the questions he wanted to. Many commented:

“Wow. As someone who interviews artists as well, this was 100% disrespectful. I hope the publicists never give them interviews again. You absolutely do not have the right to force questions upon an artist, especially a teen girl. And the artists definitely have the right to stop answering questions if they aren’t comfortable!”

“She was so young in this, but so well spoken, professional, and respectful. Always has been, always will be.”

“Regardless the fact that Kanye was wrong for what he did, I respect Taylor for not wanting to talk about the incident and trash talk him. It showed she has class and is the bigger person.”

“How have I never seen this before? Taylor seems genuinely stressed out, bless her. She was clearly uncomfortable and trying to be polite, but that guy just wasn’t listening. I feel bad for her that she had to go through that.”

Whatever the contrasting views, one thing stayed clear: Taylor Swift‘s career took a significant turn as a result of the incident. It showcased her newfound resolve to set boundaries, prioritize her mental well-being, and refuse to be defined by tabloid fodder. Swift has continuously defended artists’ rights and warned against the perils of online social media harassment in the years that have passed.

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Taylor Swift’s Journey From Country Darling to Pop Powerhouse

Taylor Swift’s path to domination began in rural Pennsylvania, where she honed her songwriting skills at a young age. Her self-titled debut album, which combined pop and country music and found an interest among younger listeners, was released when she was just 16 years old and signed with Big Machine Records. With hits like Tim McGraw and Teardrops on My Guitar, she became popular very fast and won over both critics and fans.

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Taylor Swift

In the ensuing years, her profile kept growing. With beautiful songs and moving lyrics about teenage love and heartbreak, albums like Fearless and Speak Now solidified her status as a major force in country music. However, she resisted being put in a box. She embraced pop, experimenting with synth beats and stadium-worthy hooks and this bold step solidified her status as a global pop icon, topping charts and breaking records.

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With every album, Taylor Swift’s image and skill level grew. While Lover presented a vibrant embrace of self-love and acceptance, Reputation delved into themes of betrayal and revenge. She shocked everyone with her empirical Folklore and Evermore, which marked a return to her narrative origins with sways from indie and alternative music. Her ability to adapt her art kept her appealing to both her devoted following and her new ones.

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Taylor Swift

She has endured criticism and public scrutiny throughout her career but has never shied away from using her position to express her mind. Swift has grown into a powerful and outspoken personality in the industry, supporting women’s rights and fighting for the rights of artists. Crucially, she took over her music masters after a public battle with her former record label, showcasing her business savvy and determination.

Rajdeep Majumder

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder, Content Writer

On top of all things music and pop culture, Rajdeep has a vested interest in the world of film and television. As a dedicated writer, he stays informed about the day-to-day happenings in Hollywood as well as the world of manga. Currently, Rajdeep has accumulated more than 600 published articles on FandomWire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself leaving a mark in the highly competitive and rapidly evolving world of entertainment journalism.