Is There A New Kanye West / Taylor Swift Feud Brewing?
Kanye West and Taylor Swift have had a long, odd history together. From West interrupting her at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, to their eventual make-up, it has been a volatile relationship to say the least. Now West has gone and released his new album, and one of the songs contains a couple of lyrics that Swift’s fans have a problem with.
West’s new album The Life of Pablo has a song called Famous, and during part of the song he raps “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? Because I made that bitch famous.” Of course West is referring to the incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. TMZ reports that Kanye had contacted Swift about the song last month, and that she got the joke and had no problems with it. Entertainment Weekly however talked to Swift’s rep who 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 bitch famous.’”
Of course that caused Kanye to come back firing back. On Twitter this morning he went on a rant through a series of posts. “I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her… First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship. 2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it. 3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings. 4th Bitch is an endearing term in hip hop like the word Nigga. 5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea… it’s actually something Taylor came up with … She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him. I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS.”
So far Swift hasn’t replied, but several in Swift’s camp have, including her brother who filmed himself throwing out his Yeezy sneakers in the trash. Actress Jaime King took to Twitter to say “I’m so sad right now & disappointed right now. I stand by my sister. Always” while Gigi Hadi stated “My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.” Both Jaime and Gigi were at West’s sold out Madison Square Gardens show yesterday.
It will be interesting to see the final outcome of this latest blow in West’s relationship with Swift. Maybe it will just end up being a big joke.
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