Taylor Swift Says Her Friendship With Kanye West Was 'Important' to Jay Z

The singer discussed her friendships with West and her best girlfriends.

They've since patched things up, which Swift attributes to their mutual friendship with Jay Z.

"I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along," she told Vanity Fair. "It started with both of us really liking Jay and wanting him to be happy."

Swift, 25, and West, 38, eventually developed mutual respect for each other -- something the "Style" singer said was necessary for their own friendship to form.

"Then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing," she added.

"Now more than ever we need to be good and kind to each other and not judge each other," she continued, "and just because you have the same taste in men, we don’t hold that against each other."