Kanye West is known for name-dropping, and the latest celebrity to be name-called in one of his songs is Taylor Swift. TMZ reported yesterday that West had called Swift in advance to inform her about a lyric in “Famous” that raised a few eyebrows and prompted many to voice their disapproval.
In the song he raps “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous”. But according to a statement supplied to Billboard by Swift’s team, Swift did not give her approval (obviously) nor did West actually call to ask for her consent. According to Taylor’s spokesperson, West called to ask if she would release “Famous” on her Twitter account.
Swift declined and then “cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message”. Taylor’s spokesperson also revealed that Taylor was never made aware of the lyric “I made that bitch famous”. Extremely shady, Kanye. Extremely shady and down right appalling to be honest. Not only is it a distasteful addition, but it’s highly inaccurate considering that Swift was on stage to receive an award the night of the famous interruption.