How Taylor Swift & Kanye West Became Friends

There's no more "Bad Blood" between Taylor Swift and Kanye West.

In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, the superstar singer opened up about how she and Kanye became friends after he infamously interrupted her 2009 MTV VMA speech.

"I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with him 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," she told the mag. "So it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time."

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The artists set their differences aside with a little help from H.O.V.A.

"I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along," she explained. "It started with both of us really liking Jay and wanting him to be happy.

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"And then 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," she continued.

The 25-year-old also said she's inspired by strong women who've used their fame for good.

"If you look at Oprah, she’s made so many people happy over the years," she said. "She’s made so much money, but she’s given so much of it away… Same thing with Angelina Jolie. She’s been so productive, but she’s used that position to better other people’s lives, and I think that’s where I’d want to be."

-- Erin O'Sullivan

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