Taylor Swift’s Kanye West joke to Ed Sheeran is very well played

2009 VMAs Kanye West and Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is getting better and better at making subtly funny pop culture references. First, she used her own song lyrics to warn potential trespassers. Then, this week, she made a perfectly played dig at Kanye West, who famously interrupted her at the 2009 VMAs.

Taylor’s latest tactful take-down was shared by her friend Ed Sheeran on Instagram. Apparently the Red singer made Ed a jar of jam to congratulate him on his own VMA nomination. She sent the thoughtful gift to him with a note that read: “Yo Ed—I’m really happy 4 you and I’m gonna let u finish but this is the best JAM OF ALL TIME. —T”

Taylor Swift Jam to Ed Sheeran

Following the infamous incident at the VMAs — where Kanye interrupted Taylor by saying “I’m really happy for you and I’m gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time” — he never really offered a sincere apology to the younger singer. Instead, he simply addressed the controversy on his blog and on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I feel like in some ways, I’m a soldier of culture and no one wants that to be my job and I’ll never go on stage again,” Kanye told Ellen. “But, will I feel convicted about things that really meant something to culture? … I’m sorry, I will.”

Even though Taylor’s said she’s forgiven him, she’s definitely well within her rights to make a few jokes about it every now and then!

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