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Kanye West at his Yeezy Season 3 presentation, left, and Taylor Swift performing on New Year's Eve 2014.

February 12, 2016

Kanye takes to Twitter to deny dissing Taylor Swift on 'Famous'

West's Twitter account is the gift that keeps on giving

Kanye West unveiled his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," in a dual show with his New York Fashion Week Yeezy Season 3 presentation Thursday. But once the album hit the ears of listeners across the globe, one particular lyric stood out to many. 

On the track "Famous," West says, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**** famous.” The line is an allusion to the time West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs to say Beyonce deserved the award. 

Swift's fans, of course, were immediately up in arms. Members of her "squad," like actress Ruby Rose and model Gigi Hadid, who walked in West's NYFW show, took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the line. 


Swift's brother, Austin, posted an Instagram video of himself throwing out his Yeezy shoes with the caption, "Getting a head start on some spring cleaning. Here we go again."


Then, according a statement given to Entertainment Weekly, Swift claimed that West reached out to her about the song before the album was released and that she gave it her unequivocal disapproval. 

“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 b**** famous.’”

Now, West has taken to Twitter to respond to Swift's response. Portions of his chat are below.