"I did not diss Taylor Swift": Kanye West defends his honor after "Famous" track sets fans off

Yeezy claims both Swift and wife Kim Kardashian gave their "blessings" to the controversial lyrics

By Brendan Gauthier
February 12, 2016 8:17PM (UTC)
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Lamar Odom, background, and Kanye West enter Madison Square Garden for the unveiling of the Yeezy collection and album release for West's latest album, "The Life of Pablo," Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton) (AP)

Kanye West released his new album, "The Life of Pablo," during his Yeezy Season 3 show at Madison Square Garden yesterday. Reports from inside the Garden of a questionable lyric regarding Taylor Swift--"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous" -- quickly spread across the Internet. And before the event was even finished, West faced an all-too-familiar social media backlash.

But Kanye is nothing if not a self-apologist, and therefore had the following to say to his haters:


Swift's camp denies that she knew about the "I made that bitch famous" line in a statement to Billboard.

My favorite:

Headlines concerning Kanye's self-promotional antics have been inescapable in the lead-up to "The Life of Pablo," to the extent that many fans are bored by the hype and ready to hear some damn music.


That said, you've read this far; something must be working.

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Brendan Gauthier

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