Taylor Swift calls out Kanye West for 'misogynistic' lyrics in new song, West responds
Kanye West’s latest album is already stirring up controversy, this time for the “misogynistic” message involving Taylor Swift.
Specifically, there is a line in “Famous” that says: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that b***h famous.”
Swift released a statement after the album was released saying that she cautioned against releasing the song because of the message but that even she didn’t know about that specific line.
“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 b***h famous,'” the statement read.
West took to Twitter today to defend his lyrics in “Famous.”
“I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her, West wrote. “First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship. 2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it. 4th Bi**h is an endearing term in hip hop like the word Ni**a. 5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea. It’s actually something Taylor came up with. She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him.”