Former NFL star Brandon Marshall has ignited speculation with his claim that Taylor Swift was behind Kanye West's alleged removal from the 2024 Super Bowl at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium. This assertion, made on Marshall's "Paper Route" podcast, suggests a calculated maneuver by Swift to eject West from the event, ostensibly due to his strategic placement in front of her VIP box to capture media attention.

"This is a completely fabricated rumor. It is not true," a representative for West countered in a statement to TMZ, categorically denying Marshall's allegations. The Super Bowl, an event that transcends sports to become a cultural spectacle, had Swift in attendance to support her boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs. She was accompanied by a coterie of celebrities, including Blake Lively and Ice Spice, in a suite that epitomized the event's glamour.

Marshall, who enjoyed the game from a suite he shared with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, initially tangled Swift with Katy Perry in his narrative. He accused West of attempting to photobomb televised shots of Swift by purchasing seats in close proximity to her viewing area. "Kanye West pulls up to the Super Bowl... buys a ticket right in front of Katy Perry's booth so anytime they are gonna be showing Katy Perry, Kanye's face was going to be there," Marshall claimed, later clarifying he meant Swift, not Perry.

The ex-NFL player further alleged that Swift, incensed by West's purported antics, "makes a call or two" leading to West's expulsion from the stadium. "So Taylor Swift gets pissed off [and] she makes a call or two -- everybody is involved -- [and] he gets kicked out the stadium," Marshall asserted, suggesting that West was trying to "leverage" Swift's celebrity for his gain.

Despite the vividness of Marshall's account, concrete evidence supporting these claims remains elusive. Photographic documentation from the Super Bowl and CBS's broadcast depict West and his wife, Bianca Censori, among the audience, yet notably distant from Swift's luxurious suite. Dressed in a distinctive crucifix mask and head covering, West appeared to be merely one among many high-profile attendees.

To date, neither Swift nor NFL officials have addressed the allegations publicly, leaving room for speculation and debate. This episode adds a new chapter to the convoluted saga between Swift and West, which traces back to the infamous 2009 MTV Video Music Awards disruption and was later fueled by controversies surrounding West's "Famous" track in 2016.

The discord between the two artists, marked by public rebuttals, leaked conversations, and social media storms, was notably revisited by Swift in a December 2023 Time magazine interview, where she described the entire episode as a "fully manufactured frame job."