Rewind 11 years and the world looked on in horror as Kanye West stormed the stage as Taylor Swift collected her first MTV VMA.

The young country singer from Nashville was clearly thrilled as she thanked everyone who had voted her You Belong With Me as the best female winner in the video category.

Taylor said: "I always dreamed about what it would be like to maybe win one of these some day, but I never actually thought it would have happened. I sing country music so thank you so much for giving me a chance to win a VMA award."

But before she could utter another word, Kanye was next to her. He grabbed the mic and launched into an impassioned defence of fellow nominee Beyonce.

Kanye said: "Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time."

The infamous feud began when Kayne interrupted Taylor's acceptance speech to claim she didn't deserve her VMA win
The infamous feud began when Kayne interrupted Taylor's acceptance speech to claim she didn't deserve her VMA win

Beyonce, sitting in the crowd looked horrified, and a stunned Taylor couldn't finish her speech as the awards rolled on.

Almost immediately Kanye realised he'd made a huge error and appeared on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to publicly apologise for his behaviour as well as saying sorry on his blog.

He said at the time: "I immediately knew in the situation that it was wrong and it wasn’t a spectacle, it’s actually someone’s emotions that I stepped on. It was rude, period. I’d like to apologise to her in person."

Twelve months later and all seemed to have been forgotten.

At the same awards ceremony she debuted her new song, Innocence, which seemed to forgive Kanye.

Kanye apologised after busting onto the stage during Taylor's speech
Kanye apologised after busting onto the stage during Taylor's speech

Poignant lyrics include: "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."

But that was far from the end of the feud for this pair of musical Titans.

Fast forward seven years from the infamous stage crashing and the pair were once again at each others throats - and this time Kanye had back-up in the shape of his wife, Kim Kardashian.

In 2016, Kanye released his controversial single, Famous, which features to now infamous line "I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex/Why? I made that b***h famous".

Furious, Taylor released a statement through her agent saying she had never approved the line.

Kim, pictured in 2015 with Taylor
Kim, pictured in 2015 with Taylor

It said: "Kanye did not call for approval. But to ask Taylor to release his single 'Famous' on her Twitter account.

"She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b***h famous’."

However, Kanye was adamant that Taylor had been aware of his track - and that's when things got really ugly.

In July 2016, Kim leaked a video, recorded illegally, of the conversation between Taylor and Kanye, which seemed to back up his version of events.

She followed it up with a brutal tweet, saying "Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days!" accompanied by a raft of snake emojis.

However, Taylor stuck to her guns and insisted she had never been made aware that line would be included in the song.

She hit back at Kim's claims and the leaked video, saying: "Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that b***h' in his song?

"It doesn't exist because it never happened...He promised to play the song for me, but he never did.

"While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard.

"Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.

Taylor even mocked her feud in a music video
Taylor even mocked her feud in a music video

"I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009."

Taylor even mocked the incident in the video for her smash hit, Look What You Made Me Do, and finally the row seemed to die down - until earlier this year.

In March, a further, longer, video of the conversation between Kanye and Taylor from 2016 was leaked - and seemed to show the Reputation had been telling the truth all along.

Taylor's fans instantly rushed to her defence, commenting on Kim's Twitter when she asked how people were keeping their kids amused during lockdown.

One said: "Maybe discuss with the consequences of lying and how important it is to tell people the truth."

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Others told the reality star to watch Taylor's documentary, Miss Americana.

"Watch the Miss Americana on Netflix. That's a great movie. It's a documentary about a little girl bullied by bunch of immatured adults", one said.

"Netflix has great options. Your kids will love Miss Americana", another added.

But Kim still couldn't let the feud die down and took to Twitter to 'like' a Tweet by a fan who had sided with Kanye.

The tweet read: "The video showed nothing new. We all knew that. I’m so confused right now."

Taylor Swift's fans rushed to her defence
Taylor Swift's fans rushed to her defence

And then days later she decided that she wanted one last chance to set the record straight, according to herself, and launched into a stinging rebuke of Bad Blood singer in a flurry of tweets days after the leak.

Kim began by accusing Taylor of ‘lying’ and choosing to ‘reignite’ the feud at a time when millions are suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

She started by tweeting: “[email protected] has chosen to reignite an old exchange - that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now.

“I didn’t feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I’m actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I’m left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying."

And she wasn't done there and insisted Taylor had "lied through her publicist".

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Kim added: "They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word ‘b**ch’ was used without her permission.

“At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she ‘declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.’

"The lie was never about the word b****, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation."

The make-up mogul insisted she had never edited the footage and had simply posted a few clips on Snapchat to prove her point.

Kim added: "Kanye has documented the making of all of his albums for his personal archive, however has never released any of it for public consumption & the call between the two of them would have remained private or would have gone in the trash had she not lied & forced me to defend him."

She also claimed this would be the last time she would speak about the feud - but only time will tell.