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Why Kanye is Better Than Taylor Swift



Kanye “Ye” West is arguably one of the greatest rappers on this planet and one of the world’s best-selling music artists with 160 million records sold, but with his questionable personality, he went from being richer, more successful, and more popular than Taylor to being the opposite. Today, we will ask students at McAuliffe who they think is better and we will compare their accolades. 

Kanye West has won 24 Grammy awards ranging from Rap Album of the Year which he won 5 times, to Best Rap Song/Performance. Taylor on the other hand, has won 12. He is expected to win another Grammy with his highly anticipated album, Vultures, with another rapper Ty Dolla $ign.

Kanye also had $2 billion at his peak, while Taylor right now has more than $1 billion. One of the writers of this article also knows someone who worked on stage for Taylor, and let’s just say, he didn’t have good things to say about her. She apparently yelled at all the workers. This was before any of her international fame, so she might trying to act nice in front of the cameras. 

Taylor is also way bigger right now because of her annoying swifty fanbase and her relationship with NFL star Travis Kelce. Social media dramatizes her relationship to make her seem like a big deal and the media only has bad things to say about Kanye.

We asked groups of kids from different classrooms in the 7th and 8th grades and found that Kanye’s music was preferred over Taylor’s with a score of 34-16, further proving our point that Kanye has better music that never gets old.

There is no doubt that Kanye and Taylor respectively have changed their fans’ world, but Kanye had more of an impact because he has the most Grammys for a rapper of all time, and he has many successful albums to go with that. With that being said, Kanye has better music, more accolades, and generally more success than Taylor Swift.

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Rishab Kamat, Author
My name is Rishab Kamat and I am in 7th grade, one interesting fact about me is that I play basketball. In my free time, I like to play basketball and video games. I like to inform people about breaking news because I like to say something as soon as it happens.

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  • Roby de LlanoApr 16, 2024 at 1:28 pm

    Her worst selling album sold more than his best selling album. Even more than his complete discography

  • unknownMar 19, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    bro she’ll date someone then break up with them and write a song about it. that has literally 0 meaning to me

  • Maya StantonMar 1, 2024 at 10:32 am

    Taylor Swift is better because of multiple reasons.

    1. Variety of music
    Taylor Swift has quite the variety of music. She has Country, Pop, Indie (my personal favorite), EDM, ElectroPop, etc.

    2. Controversy
    Taylor swift doesn’t have as much controversy in society compared to Ye. Whether Ye being Anti-Semitic, Transphobic, or even just being a hypocrite; you could say Kanye is pretty crazy.

    3. Quality of music.
    Although Kanye West has some good music, it doesn’t compare to Taylor Swift. Some meaningful songs like “My tears richochet” or “Champagne Problems” display her emotional struggles and how she deals with them. With Kanye, his songs have little to no meaning. Only few songs like “Runaway” have good meaning.

  • Rishab KamatFeb 20, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    Like I said, annoying swifty fanbase. Also bro has mental issues and Taylor doesn’t

  • Addie WardellFeb 20, 2024 at 3:47 pm

    taylor is amazing and hasn’t done anything to hurt anyone she will always be better

  • Sophie LangstonFeb 20, 2024 at 3:46 pm

    You may think that Kanye is better than Taylor. But he had done some crappy thing to Taylor

  • Lincoln HunterFeb 8, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    Annoying Swifty fanbase, that’s crazy. Lets go Kanye!!!!

  • virginiaFeb 2, 2024 at 11:45 am

    taylor is a better person then kanye will ever be