Say goodbye to #KanTay2020! It’s the return of the Kanye and Taylor feud – 2.0.
Music’s most famous frenemies are at war again following the Thursday launch of Kanye West’s new album, The Life of Pablo.
Taylor Swift, her squad and her fans are particularly in rage over one line from West’s new track, Famous – “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b-- famous.” The line is in reference to that notorious 2009 MTV VMAs incident when West hijacked Swift’s acceptance speech (“I’mma let you finish, but…”)
Despite trending backlash against the misogynistic lyrics, West took to Twitter to defend the line.
According to TMZ
, Swift’s reps, on the other hand, deny that the 26-year-old pop singer gave her approval.
"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.'"
West is no stranger to controversy via Twitter. In recent weeks, he has feuded with Wiz Khalifa
over a misunderstanding of the rapper's tweets, has slut-shamed Amber Rose
and has sent out a controversial tweet
about Bill Cosby.
In the meanwhile, Swift’s squad is making it known that they are not happy about West and his lyrics. Swift’s brother, model Gigi Hadid, Jaime King and Ruby Rose have expressed their thoughts on social media.
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