After eight months of enduring Kanye West and Taylor Swift's "Famous"-gate, we're being pulled into the abyss again with a leaked early version of the Life of Pablo single. This one features Young Thug, a nastier T-Swift lyric, and a part where Kanye insists on antagonizing his ex Amber Rose just one more time.
First, the modified Taylor lyric, which opens "Famous" and actually appeared on Reddit two days before the public heard the song:
"For all my Southside n---as that know me best / I feel like Taylor Swift still owe me sex / Why? / I made that bitch famous / I made that bitch famous"
In the original "Famous," which premiered to a packed Madison Square Garden back on Feb. 12, 'Ye rapped "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex." That's both slightly more anonymous and much more hypothetical. It's somewhere on the spectrum of gross insult and toothless shock-value. But "I feel like Taylor Swift still owe me sex"?? Gonna just try and feel glad for now that it didn't show up on the album.
The Amber Rose lyrics come right after the Taylor part:
"For all my Chi-Town n---as that know me best / I feel like Amber Rose still owe me sex / Why? / I made that bitch famous / Not really but somewhat famous"
To list Kanye's generally troubling, frequently revolting history with Amber Rose following their breakup would be to take the rest of your day from you. But if you're new, just know: this is not even close to an anomaly for Yeezy.
Later in the "Famous" leak, Kanye says "every bitch in the spot wanna drink my ragu" explicitly to remind us about the time he cursed a perfectly good Beyoncé song by smuggling in the phrase "you got the swag sauce/ you drippin' swagu, OOH."
While the original "Famous" had Rihanna and Nina Simone trading off "Do What You Gotta Do" excerpts, this one is just Nina straight through. Young Thug replaces Swizz Beatz as the ad-lib devil on Yeezy's shoulder, and does a warbly duet with Nina for a moment. It's also 40 seconds longer and suffers from a severe lack of Sister Nancy–ness.
Next, try an episode of Fuse's digital miniseries The Kanye Effect, this one detailing his relationship with the media: