Kanye West Addresses Taylor Swift Controversy During Concert
Kanye West is talking about Taylor Swift again.
The Life of Pablo rapper put on his first concert since releasing his latest album and opened up about the 2009 MTV VMAs where he famously interrupted Swift's acceptance speech. After performing his controversial track "Famous," in which he claims he was responsible for launching the "Style" singer's career ("I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b***h famous."), he defended his actions.
Shortly after Kanye released "Famous" as the album's first single, he took to Twitter to share his side of the story. "I did not diss Taylor Swift and I've never dissed her..." he tweeted. "First thing is I'm an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship. 2nd thing I asked my wife [Kim Kardashian] for her blessings and she was cool with it. 3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings."
Swift's camp denied any supposed reach out. "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, adding, "Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, 'I made that b***h famous.'"