Taylor Swift’s Celebrity Friends Defend Singer Over Kanye West Rap Diss

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By Andrew Shuster

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Taylor Swift’s celebrity friends, including Gigi Hadid, Ruby Rose and Jaime King, are coming to her defense over Kanye West dissing the singer in his new track “Famous.” In the song, as Gossip Cop noted, West refers to Swift as a “bitch,” claims he made her famous, and says he “might still have sex” with her.

As Gossip Cop also reported, West debuted “Famous” and his new album The Life of Pablo at his “Yeezy Season 3” fashion show and listening party at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Among his lyrics in that song are, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that bitch famous.” There was immediate backlash over the controversial lyrics, but West later claimed in a series of tweets that not only was Swift aware of the reference ahead of time, but she personally gave him permission to use her name.

However, Swift’s rep told Gossip Cop on Thursday that the singer never approved of the song, but instead tried to dissuade the rapper from promoting a “strong misogynistic message.” Swift’s spokesperson further added that she wasn’t aware of the “bitch” lyric at all. Irrespective, West stood his ground and tweeted, among other things, “I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her.”

But a few of Swift’s famous pals aren’t buying the rapper’s denial, and have tweeted in support of their friend. Gigi Hadid, who happened to have been at West’s show, wrote, “My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.” Jaime King expressed, “I’m so sad right now & disappointed right now. I stand by my sister. Always.”

Meanwhile, Ruby Rose referenced some of West’s other recent off-color statements, saying, “Too many lines crossed. If I put myself in the shoes of the women he has hurt recently. Victims of Bill Cosby, The Slut shaming, Amber… And now my dear friend Taylor. Right before another huge moment for her. Can I still support him and call myself a feminist? A friend? No.”

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