Idris Elba said Taylor Swift’s feud with Kanye West made the Met Gala really awkward

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  • Oh dear.

    Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

    Who remembers the Taylor Swift and Kanye West feud? Of course you do – it went back and forth for ages. Taylor was upset at Kanye’s Famous lyrics, Kanye claimed that she had pre-approved the words, Taylor denied it, then Kim Kardashian released recordings of their alleged conversation.

    Following #phonecallgate, a break-up and a Katy Perry feud revival, Taylor stepped out of the limelight until earlier this year when she released her debut single from her upcoming album, Reputation. But if you look closely at the Look What You Made Me Do video, it appears she could be stoking some of the feudy fires of her most public fallouts.

    But rewind it all the way back to the 2016 Met Gala. He might be the least likely celebrity to get his name hooked into the drama and yet, here is Idris Elba’s take on the debacle.

    The Luther star was co-hosting the event last year, and has admitted that Taylor and Kanye’s ‘beef’ made the whole thing ‘a bit awkward’.

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    During an interview with The New York Times, Idris played a game of ‘Confirm or Deny’. When asked whether it was true that the Met Gala ‘was the most stressful night of your life,’ Idris admitted: ‘Deny. It was great.

    ‘I felt really famous that day. It was a bit awkward because Taylor Swift and I had to present an award. We were walking through the crowd and obviously, there was a little beef between Taylor and Kanye. I didn’t know any of this. But I was there! And I was, like, “Oh, this is awks.”‘

    Did he really say ‘awks’ in real life? Apparently so. But it seems that the ongoing drama between Taylor and Kanye was very much felt during the event, with poor Idris accidentally wedged in the middle.

    Never mind, hun. It’s all good stress preparation for when you become the next James Bond (fingers crossed).

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