July 23, 2016


Amber Rose Defends Kanye West Amid Taylor Swift Controversy: Watch

Amber Rose is Kanye West's ex-girlfriend, and while their split wasn't necessarily amicable by normal standards, Rose is still defending Kanye in his ongoing spat with Taylor Swift

On Friday night's episode of the Amber Rose Show, the host noted that Kanye immediately felt bad about interrupting Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the 2009 VMAs, saying that the rapper regretted starting the feud that still simmers seven years later. 

“I was next to him at the VMAs that year. I remember the repercussions after that,” Rose said. “He was so remorseful. I mean he really felt so bad, because it wasn’t about Taylor. It was about Beyoncé and her video.”

West faced immediate criticism after the incident, including a reprimand from Swift's parents, who apparently told the rapper: "One day, Kanye, you're going to have a daughter, and someone's going to do that to you." Yeezy later patched up the wound with Swift, but reignited the wick upon releasing The Life of Pablo, which contains the "Famous" lyric: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”

As for the current beef between Swift, Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian—which brings to question whether Kanye got Swift's permission for his controversial "Famous" lyrics—Rose offered 'Ye her full confidence: 

“He really went through a lot of bullsh--, and I know that Kanye would never, ever go through that again by not calling Taylor and saying ‘Heads up, I’m about to kind of go write this verse real quick, just want to make sure you’re cool with it.’”

To see Kanye in discussion about something other than Taylor Swift, check out our archival interview with him below: