Of course, the most noticeable difference is that this version contains the previously unheard verses from Young Thug, who also sings along to Nina Simone's sample on the hook, but that's not the only thing that's different about the OG version. Unlike before, Kanye calls out his ex Amber Rose by name. After rapping his already infamous line about Taylor Swift, Kanye raps, "For all my Chi-town ni**as that know me best/I feel like Amber Rose still owe me sex/Why? I made that bitch famous/Not really, but somehwhat famous."
Swizz Beatz isn't on the track nearly as much and Rihanna, who previously held down the hook on the album version, isn't heard on the track at all.
The Life of Pablo definitely saw it's fair share of changes during production up to the time of it's debut at Madison Square Garden back in February of 2016 and was even refined further before its eventual debut on streaming services outside of Tidal.
Undoubtedly, "Famous" was a highlight on the album as well as one of the most talked about tracks—namely for its mention of Taylor Swift and her negative reaction to the lyric before Kim exposed a conversation between Kanye and Swift on Snapchat.
Listen to the original version that didn't make The Life of Pablo below.
For comparison, stream the album version of "Famous" below.