Yesterday afternoon, Kanye West dropped his new album, The Life of Pablo. On one of the tracks, ‘Famous,’ was this … well let’s say ambitious lyric.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous.”
Sure, maybe. Life is long, with lots of twists, but calling Taylor Swift a bitch at the onset of your attempt to woo her is .. maybe not the best strategy. Nor is what Kanye did. According to reports, he called Taylor Swift before the album debuted, not to tell her about his lyric, but to ask her if she would tweet that song.
After the event, TMZ reported that Taylor had been approached by Kanye to ask her permission to use the controversial line, even saying she found it ‘funny’.
Turns out, that’s not the case. In fact, she ‘warned’ him against using the song altogether.
A spokesperson for Taylor said: ‘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 bitch famous.”‘
Say what you want about West, he’s got some balls.
UPDATE: KANYE SPEAKS:
I mean, yea, you didn’t diss her. You just said you wanted to fuck her.