“Despite insistence from Taylor that she would ‘very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that [she] has never asked to be a part of, since 2009,’ she followed the VMAs incident up by releasing the song ‘Innocent’ that directly referenced the drama with Kanye. In a quite condescending song, she sang about the situation, ‘It’s okay, life is a tough crowd / Thirty two and still growin’ up now / Who you are is not what you did / You’re still an innocent.’ This naturally pissed off Kanye, as it would any grown man, who’d been portrayed as the angry black man in the media and was now meant to be a doe-eyed Lennie Small who could tend to Taylor’s rabbits.”
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