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Don Cheadle: I’m not a Taylor hater

Actor Don Cheadle arrives on the red carpet

Actor Don Cheadle arrives on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Valerie Macon

Don Cheadle was on the defensive Tuesday, standing by a tweet he posted after the Grammy Awards that had decidedly anti-Taylor Swift undertones.

“Tweeps, I’m not a Taylor hater,” Cheadle, 51, declared.

“I think Kendrick’s album is stronger and more deserving. That’s all. My opinion.”

The “House of Lies” star clearly wanted Kendrick Lamar to take home the Album of the Year award, which Swift nabbed with her “1989” record.

“I almost Kanyed tonight. #Restraint #Temperance @kendricklamar #AlbumoftheYear !!!!” Cheadle tweeted post-ceremony.

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