Basically he had a bunch of models pose as he played his new album. But one thing – besides Young Thus looking extremely bored, of course – really stood out, and it was a lyric from his song ‘Famous’ featuring Rihanna.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous.”
I think this was referencing that time he stole an award right out of her hands in 2009
Some have called the song produced by Swiss Beatz misogynist.
Taylor Swift’s publicist had much to say about it:
“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.”
This sentiment did not bode well with Kanye, and he took to his twitter. “I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…” he writes. But the real kicker is that he claims Taylor Swift was cool with it writing, “I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings… I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS”
He also claims that people are trying to censor him as an artist, writing “Stop trying to demonize real artist Stop trying to compromise art.”
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