The Kanye controversy continues. Just a day after premiering The Life of Pablo at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Mr. West is addressing one of the album’s most-talked-about lyrics, a controversial line about Taylor Swift.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” ‘Ye rhymes on “Famous.” “Why? I made that bitch famous.”
West went on to note that Swift herself inspired the lyric. “It’s actually something Taylor came up with,” he added. “She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him, ‘I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous!’ #FACTS.”
Swift and ‘Ye infamously crossed paths when he interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs. They seemingly reconciled last year when the singer presented him with his VMA Video Vanguard Award. The rapper subsequently sent her flowers as a sign of gratitude.
West premiered The Life of Pablo yesterday, but the album won’t be officially released until later today because he is still mastering and adding more songs. He revealed an updated tracklisting for the project, which now includes the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “No More Parties in L.A.” and “Facts” featuring Charlie Wilson.
While fans wait on the album to drop, ‘Ye will prep for his Saturday performance on “SNL.” In the meantime, he has also revived his G.O.O.D. Fridays series with a new song off T.L.O.P. called “30 Hours.”