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Singer livid at Kanye West
Taylor Swift is reportedly horrified by Kanye West’s Famous music video.
The 39-year-old rapper’s video for his new song portrays a number of naked celebrities - including Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, George W Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna and Chris Brown - in bed with Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian West and Taylor is livid that she has been included.
Some of the celebrities reportedly took part, while others, including Taylor, are lookalikes.
“Taylor is livid and horrified,” a source told HollywoodLife. “She didn’t know what to do when she heard about what Kanye did. She is bewildered, feels betrayed and is beyond frustrated with Kanye. It is like a complete nightmare.” The song also features the line: “I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex, I made [her] famous.” It’s a claim Taylor, 26, has previously blasted. After Kim claimed Taylor had approved the lyrics in a phone call with Kanye, the Shake It Off singer’s representative said: “A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated.” Speaking about the video, Kanye told Vanity Fair: “It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame.” He said some star friends are upset not to be in it. Fans watching a Billy Joel tribute band were treated to a surprise appearance by the Piano Man himself. Billy was in the audience on Friday night with his wife, Alexis Roderick, at a show in Huntington, New York, when he decided to join the band Big Shot for a three-song set. Newsday reported Billy jammed on covers of The Beatles’ With a Little Help From My Friends and the Rolling Stones’ Honky Tonk Women. The native Long Islander told the crowd he lives “down the road” from the Paramount Theater, in Huntington, Long Island. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has bought a Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince used in numerous concerts until the mid-1990s. The NFL football team owner and collector of musical instruments paid $137,500 for the guitar at an auction in Beverly Hills. Heritage Auctions, which conducted the auction, said the solid body guitar was a favourite of the late musician, who died in April.