Kanye West Says He Called Taylor Swift About the "Famous" Lyric and That She Came Up With It
He said that Kim Kardashian was cool with the idea as well.
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Kanye Westdebuted his new album, The Life of Pablo, at Madison Square Garden yesterday, and while it's still early to get a grasp of the whole project, there's a lot of focus on his song "Famous." Notably because of Kanye's line about Taylor Swift, where he rapped that he made her famous. Initially, reports came out that the rapper gave Taylor the heads up on the lyric and she was cool with it, but her rep later released a statement on the situation about how Taylor reportedly cautioned 'Ye about the strong misogynistic message on the song. On the track, Kanye raps, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous."
This morning, Kanye took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the matter, and said that he called Taylor about the song and that she gave it her blessing. He also tweeted that Kim Kardashian was cool with the entire thing. Additionally, Kanye said that the idea for the lyric originally stemmed from a dinner conversation that Taylor had with a mutual friend where she reportedly said, "I can't be mad at Kanye because he made me famous." Ever since the infamous VMAs moment between the two, Kanye and Taylor have been on good terms, and have even been spotted having dinner together. Read all of Kanye's tweets below, and we'll continue to update this story as it progresses.