Kanye’s foot-in-mouth disease
Kanye West has done it again.
First he decided that Bill Cosby did not sexually assault more than 50 women, and now he’s decided he made Taylor Swift famous.
TMZ reported that the rapper name-checked Swift when he premiered his entire The Life of Pablo album at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that bitch famous,” the 38-year-old rapper bragged.
TMZ reported that West called Taylor late last month to give her a heads-up about the song.
“She got the joke and gave him the thumbs up to release the song with the lyric,” the site claimed. Not so, according to Swift’s rep. “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,” her rep told E! News.
“Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.’”
Swift has yet to address the rapper’s shout-out via her Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter accounts. Those close to her, however, swiftly rallied against the singer.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid, who appeared as Slay-Z in Swift’s Bad Blood video last year, was at the Yeezy Season 3 show.
Soon after, Gigi took to Twitter, writing: “My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.”
Hart of Dixie actress Jaime King, who asked Taylor to be her son Leo Newman’s godmother, deleted her Instagram posts about Yeezy Season 3 after hearing Kanye’s Famous lyrics. “I’m so sad right now & disappointed right now,” she tweeted.
“I stand by my sister. Always.”
– Staff reporter
Kanye West during his Yeezy Season 3 Collection presentation and listening party during New York Fashion Week