February 12, 2016


Kanye West: Taylor Swift Created That 'I Made That B---h Famous' Lyric

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

Update (2/12 at 10AM): Seems like the Kanye West/Taylor Swift friendship that's been publicly building over the last couple years is genuine. (Seems like—this circus will be circus-ing for a while we're sure.) Yeezus took to Twitter on Friday morning to explain the backstory of the Life of Pablo line "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous / I made that bitch famous"; his account conflicts with a statement from Swift's representatives.

Check out the tweets below, then read on for the original story and statement, which said Swift "cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message." Taylor tweets all the time—and will perform/likely accept mucho awards at the GRAMMYs on Monday, Feb. 15—so we're sure it won't be long till we hear more.

Original story (2/12 at 8AM): Taylor Swift is not happy with Kanye West: After West premiered a song, "Famous," that includes the line "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that bitch famous," a rep for Swift said in a statement that the singer cautioned the rapper against releasing the song, even without being aware of the full lyric.

Hours after West's Madison Square Garden album launchTMZ reported that Swift approved the line in advance. However, a statement from Swift's rep (via New York Times critic Jon Caramanica) says otherwise:

This looks a lot like the beginning of a new Taylor-Kanye Cold War. Last August, Swift happily presented West with the Video Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards, six years after he infamously interrupted her acceptance speech at the VMAs.

After Kanye's MSG event, Swift's brother, Austin, threw his Yeezy Boosts in the trash in an Instgram video: