Taylor Swift is receiving heaps of praise for her new album, "Lover."
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, however, the artist makes one thing abudantly clear when it comes to perpetual enemy Kanye West:
She will always be a fighter.
Speaking about her feud with Kanye and Kim Kardashian for approximately the 179th time, delves into the details of her ever-changing relationship with the rapper.
It goes back to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye interrupted Swift's speech to assert on stage that Beyonce actually deserved to win Best Video that year.
This is notable because Swift tells Rolling Stone that the dynamic between the artists from that point onward played an enormous role in what happened seven years later.
We write, of course, about the recorded phone call released by Kardashian in 2016 in which Kanye and Taylor can be heard discussing the lyric “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," which West uttered in his controversial track "Famous."
In this phone call, the world hears Swift grant Kanye permission to use this line.
But she has emphasized from the outset of this rivalry that she has no clue Kanye would also refer to her as a "bitch" in this same song -- and that's largely where the beef lies.
“The world didn’t understand the context and the events that led up to it,” Swift told Rolling Stone of the phone call, adding:
“Because nothing ever just happens like that without some lead-up. Some events took place to cause me to be pissed off when [West] called me a bitch.”
Okay. Go on then Taylor...
“That was not just a singular event,” she continued.
“Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I. And that wasn’t just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song — it was kind of a chain reaction of things.”
The way the two actually made up about the infamous MTV VMAs interruption.
“I started to feel like we reconnected, which felt great for me - because all I ever wanted my whole career after that thing happened in 2009 was for him to respect me,” she said.
“When someone doesn’t respect you so loudly and says you literally don’t deserve to be here - I just so badly wanted that respect from him, and I hate that about myself, that I was like, ‘This guy who’s antagonizing me, I just want his approval.’
"But that’s where I was."
Swift went on to say that she and Kanye would go to dinner together and say nice things to each other and everything.
But she then elaborated on when she finally realized just how hypocritical West can be.
The singer alleged that, ahead of the 2015 VMAs, West called her to ask her to present him with the Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming awards ceremony.
“I was so stoked that he asked me that,” Swift said.
“And so I wrote this speech up, and then we get to the VMAs and I make this speech and he screams, ‘MTV got Taylor Swift up here to present me this award for ratings!’”
In other words, according to Swift:
Kanye asked her for a favor, and then turned it around in public to make it appear as if he had nothing to do with this presentation.
“I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced,” Swift said pointedly, adding:
“That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk sh-t.”
West reportedly sent Swift a “big, big thing of flowers” to apologize after this incident, and Swift tells Rolling Stone she decided to move past their differences once again due to this gesture.
Fast forward to that aforementioned phone call about the song "Famous."
“So when he gets on the phone with me, and I was so touched that he would be respectful tell me about this one line in the song,” Swift explained.
“And I was like, ‘Okay, good. We’re back on good terms.’ And then when I heard the song, I was like, ‘I’m done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let’s be on bad terms, but just be real about it.'"
For her part, Kardashian has said she's over this Taylor feud.
And Swift concludes by saying that she may finally be as well:
"I really don't want to talk about it anymore because I get worked up, and I don't want to just talk about negative sh-t all day."