Art Wars, Episode 7: Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift
When the creators of beautiful work fight, things can get ugly. Enter Art Wars, the show where we explore history’s greatest artistic rivalries.
In the first six episodes of Art Wars, we’ve spent time with bickering writers, battling brothers, and even explored the nuances of marriage. But in our season finale, we’re really getting in the weeds with one of contemporary pop culture’s most epic feuds.
If you’ve been even loosely paying attention to the cultural landscape for, oh, the past decade, chances are you know about the ongoing beef between hip-hop icon Kanye West and pop music superstar Taylor Swift. It all started in September 2009, when West rushed the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, preventing Swift from making an acceptance speech. And it’s only gotten more ridiculous since then.
When it comes to the Swift-West debacle, observers remain pretty divided, with Team Taylor and Team Kanye each convinced their side is in the right. But, when all’s said and done, only one artist will emerge victorious — and we’re ready to cast our vote. To find out, check out the video above.