Kanye West took to Twitter to unleash a 15-tweet tirade about the controversy surrounding the Taylor Swift lyrics in his new song, “Famous,” claiming the singer approved of them prior to release.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that bitch famous,” West's new song says.
The song was released on Feb. 11, and Swift denies that she gave her blessing to use the lyrics.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single “Famous” on her Twitter account,” her spokesman told MailOnline.
“She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b*tch famous.’”
On Twitter, West tells a different story, over multiple tweets:
“I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…”
“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 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.”
West then defends his use of the word “b*itch,” claiming it is not meant negatively in hip hop, just like the n-word, before stating that the lyrics were Swift's idea.
“4th Bitch is an endearing term in hip hop like the word N*gga.”
“5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea…it’s actually something Taylor came up with…”
“She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him.”
“I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS.”
West is likely referring to the now infamous incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he interrupted Swift's acceptance speech on stage to say that Beyoncé should have won, Rolling Stone reported. West apologized to Swift and the two reportedly later reconciled.
Their reconciliation may now be over.