Kanye West’s feud with Taylor Swift might have erupted again after the rapper dissed her in a new song titled “Famous.” The track was played during the debut of West’s forthcoming album “The Life of Pablo” at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, February 11.
Austin Swift (left) was offended by Kanye West’s new lyrics about his sister
Austin Swift, Taylor’s brother, responded by posting an Instagram video that showed him throwing Yeezy’s sneakers in the trash..
“Getting a head start on some spring cleaning. Here we go again,” Austin captioned the video.
According to TMZ, West reached out to Taylor prior to playing the song publicly and got her blessing when he explained that the lyrics were meant to be a joke.
However, the singer’s reps disputed that version of events in a statement to E! Online on Thursday night.
“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,” the rep said. “Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b!tch famous.'”
Taylor and West have had a stormy relationship ever since he interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. They later appeared to have patched things up. They will probably need to have another talk.
Taylor hasn’t commented publicly yet on “Famous.”
Kanye West has taken to his Twitter account to clarify the Taylor Swift lyrics in“Famous” and to dispute her reps claims that she didn’t know about them in advance.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b!tch famous,” theG.O.O.D. Music CEO raps on the song.