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Bad blood with Kanye? Taylor Swift shakes it off with Grammys acceptance speech

Published 16/02/2016

Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Taylor Swift (R) and Selena Gomez arrive on the red carpet for the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Beyonce speaks onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musicians Selena Gomez (L) and Taylor Swift attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Taylor Swift (R) and Selena Gomez arrive on the red carpet for the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Taylor Swift accepts the award for the Album of the Year onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Beyonce speaks onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
The Hollywood Vampires perfrom onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Adele performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Ed Sheeran speaks onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Adele performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Musician Dave Grohl plays drums during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Lady Gaga arrives on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Johnny Depp perfroms onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Josh Groban arrives on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Elle King arrives on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber (R) arrives on the red carpet for the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Megan Nicole arrives on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Manika arrives on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Justin Bieber (L) and Jaxon Bieber attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
(L-R) Singer John Legend, Demi Lovato, Lionel Richie, Meghan Trainor, Tyrese Gibson, and Luke Bryan perfrom onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Dencia arrives on the red carpet for the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
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Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Buddy Guy (L) and producer Tom Hambridge accept the award for Best Blues Album for "Born to Play Guitar" onstage during the GRAMMY Pre-Telecast at The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Microsoft Theater on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Singer Lionel Richie and Meghan Trainor perfrom onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musicians Selena Gomez (L) and Taylor Swift attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
Singer Meghan Trainor perfroms onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Songwriter Diane Warren attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
Singer-songwriter John Legend perfroms onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Andra Day (R) and Ellie Goulding perform onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actor-musician Johnny Depp attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
Singer Sam Hunt performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Jack Antonoff attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Justin Bieber attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Justin Bieber (R) and Jaxon Bieber attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer The Weeknd attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Ariana Grande attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Musicians Franz Stahl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, and Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and singer John Legend attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Sam Smith attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Carrie Underwood performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singers Sam Hunt (L) and Carrie Underwood perform onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Pharrell Williams attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Bruno Mars (L) and Jessica Caban attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Demi Lovato performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actor James Corden and producer Julia Carey attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Taylor Swift, winner of the awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for "1989" and Best Music Video for "Bad Blood," poses in the press room during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Taylor Swift attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Adele performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Lady Gaga performs a tribute to the late David Bowie onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Lady Gaga performs a tribute to the late David Bowie onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Taylor Swift (C) and Selena Gomez (R) attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Bruno Mars accepts the Record of the Year award for "Uptown Funk" onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician The Weeknd, winner of the awards for Best R&B Performance for "Can't Feel My Face" and Best Urban Contemporary album for "Beauty Behind the Madness," poses in the press room during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Members of the musical group Fifth Harmony Aly Brooke, Normani Kordei and Dinah Jane Hansen attend the Republic Records Grammy Celebration presented by Chromecast Audio at Hyde Sunset Kitchen & Cocktail on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Republic Records)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Stevie Wonder (C) and the Pentatonix present award for Song of the Year onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Carrie Underwood attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Charlie Puth (L) and songwriter Bonnie McKee attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Taylor Swift attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Actor-musician Johnny Depp, musician Joe Perry, and singer Alice Cooper of the Hollywood Vampires attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Joe Perry of the Hollywood Vampires attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer James Bay attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Cam attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Model Alessandra Ambrosio attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Jane Seymour attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Meghan Trainor attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer John Legend performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artists Matt Bellamy (L) and Dominic Howard of music group Muse, winners of Best Rock Album for 'Drones,' models Rayana Ragan and Elle Evans pose in the press room during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Record producer Timbaland attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)

Taylor Swift appeared to hit back at Kanye West during her acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards.

A song on West's new album The Life Of Pablo includes lyrics that claim he propelled "that b***h" Swift to fame. While West tweeted that the pop singer had given her approval, a representative for Swift said she had cautioned him for "misogynistic" language in the song and had not been aware of the actual lyric.

The American singer, 26, became the first woman to win album of the year twice, and had a message for "all the young women out there".

She told the audience at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles: "There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.

"But if you just focus on the work and don't let those people sidetrack you, some day when you get where you're going you will look around and know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world."

Swift also won Grammys for best pop vocal album for 1989 and best music video for Bad Blood, her collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Lamar, who led the nominations with 11 nods in nine categories, won five Grammys, including best rap album for To Pimp A Butterfly.

British singer Ed Sheeran won his first Grammy at the ceremony, triumphing in the best solo performance category for his single Thinking Out Loud.

Collecting his trophy, Sheeran thanked his parents, saying: "They have flown over the past four years to come to the Grammys, and every time they go: 'Maybe next year!'"

Sheeran's friend Swift, who was also nominated in the category for her hit Blank Space, leapt to her feet and cheered as his name was announced before he ran over to embrace her.

British superstar Adele was accompanied by just a pianist for her highly anticipated performance of All I Ask from her album 25 - but her performance was plagued with sound issues early on.

She remained unfazed and ended it with a tribute to Lamar, shouting: "I love you Kendrick, you're amazing."

Later, she tweeted an explanation, telling her 25.2 million Twitter followers: "The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that's what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune."

The evening featured a string of tributes to artists who have died since the last ceremony, including Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, Eagles musician Glenn Frey, Motorhead frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and David Bowie.

Lady Gaga performed an emotional medley of Bowie's hits in tribute to her hero, who died earlier this year.

She opened the performance dressed as Ziggy Stardust, complete with newly dyed red hair, singing Space Oddity before breaking into Changes, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Rebel Rebel, Fashion, Fame, Let's Dance and Heroes.

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