Kanye West: “I Did Not Diss Taylor Swift”
As Gossip Cop reported, on Thursday West premiered his new album at a concert listening party and “Yeezy Season 3” fashion show at Madison Square Garden. One of the new tracks, called “Famous,” features the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that bitch famous.” There was an immediate backlash from fans and Swift’s celebrity friends, after which West’s camp claimed Swift gave him permission to use the lines.
But Swift’s rep told Gossip Cop late Thursday that Swift did not approve of the song, and actually warned him about releasing something with such a misogynistic sentiment. Furthermore, Swift’s spokesperson says she wasn’t even made aware of the “bitch” lyric. Now, on Friday morning, West is ranting about the situation from his perspective.
“I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her,” West posted on Twitter before firing off a number of tweets in a full-on rant. “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.”
West continued, “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 N*gga. 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,” claimed the rapper. He went on, “6th Stop trying to demonize real artist. Stop trying to compromise art. That’s why music is so f*cking watered down right now. I miss that DMX feeling.”
West argued, “7th I miss that feeling so that’s what I want to help restore. 8th 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. 9th It felt like a seen [sic] from The Warriors ALL GODS ALL GODS ALL GODS in the buildin not just the famous people there but the kids the moms the dads the families that came to share this moment with us.”
West abruptly stopped after that. He and Swift are pictured above at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, where she presented him with a special honor six years after West infamously interrupted her on stage, kicking off their feud. Gossip Cop will have updates as the renewed beef continues to unfold.