Taylor Swift might be really happy for Kanye West, but she’s not going to let his 2009 snub toward her at the MTV Video Music Awards go any time soon. In a birthday gag gift to friend Ed Sheeran, the “22” singer poked fun at West, for the second time in recent months.
In a post on his Instagram account, the British pop star shared a photo of some homemade jam Swift had gifted him, writing, “Taylor made me some jam. Amazing.”
The attached photo featured a handwritten note from Swift that said, “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 [sic]” Swift’s note was an obvious reference to West’s “Imma let you finish” rant at the 2009 award ceremony, when he interrupted her acceptance speech for Best Female Video to point out that “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”
Though Beyoncé made amends with Swift later that night, inviting Swift onstage with her when she won an award in another category, Swift has continued to joke about the incident. Many of Sheeran’s fans were delighted with the inside joke; the photo received more than 161,000 likes on Instagram with comments like, “I love this so much,” and “This is so perfect in every single way possible. I love you so muchhh [sic].”
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However, some fans felt that it was past time for the singer to move on. “Four years later, @TaylorSwift13 is still making jokes about that moment with @KanyeWest,” OnAirWithRyan tweeted. “Highlight of her life,” another Twitter user joked.
Sheeran, 22, and Swift, 23, who recently toured together and collaborated on Swift’s song “Everything Has Changed,” are famously close. Swift even reportedly hooked Sheeran up with her friend Selena Gomez over the summer after Gomez's break-up with on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber.
"They are friends with an open mind," a source told Us Weekly. “He’s sensitive and sweet and a lot deeper than Justin.”