Kanye West’s Yeezy show is all anyone can talk about today. And for one very big reason.
When debuting his new music, one lyric seemed to refer to pop singer Taylor Swift: ‘I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous’.
He starts, ‘I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…’
Addressing how Kim Kardashian might feel about the whole thing, he says, ‘2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it’.
He then goes on to argue that Taylor knew all about it, which goes directly against a statement from the pop starlet’s team. Kanye tweeted, ‘I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings’.
Kanye continues, ‘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’.
TMZ previously reported that Kanye had phoned Taylor to tell her about the lyrics, and that she had given him the thumbs up.
But in response to this, her publicist issued a statement saying, ‘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.”’
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This is all getting very confusing.
The rapper also claimed that ‘Bitch is an endearing term in hip hop…’
He goes on, ‘Stop trying to demonize real artist Stop trying to compromise art
‘I miss that feeling so that’s what I want to help restore
‘They want to control us with money and perception and mute the culture
‘but you can see at Madison Square Garden that you can stop us’.
He signs off with a message to the crowd from the event, ‘not just the famous people there but the kids the moms the dads the families that came to share this moment with us’.