Kanye West And Taylor Swift Are At It Again, Just In Time For The Grammys!!!
Just when you thought(hoped?) that eternal nemeses Kanye West and Taylor Swift had squashed their bygone beef, matured and grown up a little bit, guess what: they’re at it again. This time, though, it seems everyone is playing for keeps. It all started Thursday afternoon at Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3 fashion presentation/listening party at Madison Square Garden. One track, “Famous,” off his new album The Life Of Pablo includes the following line:
I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
Why, I made that bitch famous
I made that bitch famous
To be completely fair to Taylor Swift and all of her various successes, she was pretty goddamn famous before the VMA debacle, so thats not the whole truth. Anyway! After the lyric hit the Twitter and the Snapchat, our gossip ombudsman TMZ weighed in, saying that Swift and West spoke about the lyrics and were all good.
Sources directly connected with Swift tell TMZ Kanye called her to explain it was a joke and wanted to make sure she wouldn’t be upset. We’re told Swift said she got the joke and gave him the thumbs up to release the song with the lyric.
Cool, cool. Very fine! Good to have such open communication between friends. But, as it turns out, this didn’t actually happen. Taylor Swift’s reps were swift to call bullshit on this, sending out a statement that said that none of this was actually true. Here’s New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica with a tiny bit more on that.
Okie doke. But, this isn’t over!! Why would it be over?! After both parties had some time to think, Kanye West hopped on Twitter and continued to stoke this ridiculous fire, essentially calling Swift’s rep — or Swift herself — a liar. Here we go.
Taylor Swift has yet to say anything in response. However her brother that I didn’t realize existed until this morning, filmed himself throwing a pair of Yeezys into the garbage can.