If there’s one thing Kanye knows how to do, it’s keeping Kanye in the news — even if that’s with an offensive, sexist or downright misogynistic message. Just days after a clueless tweet where he declared “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!”, the popular rapper launched his new fashion line and previewed his new album, The Life of Pablo, during a massive event at Madison Square Garden in New York. One song that immediately stood out to people was “Famous”, where he raps: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous” — a reference to the time he jumped onstage to interrupt Taylor Swift at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
While TMZ originally reported that Kanye had run the line by Taylor Swift first, and received her approval, a spokesperson for the singer later issued a statement that corrected this, saying: “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 bitch famous.’” In the meantime, people from Swift’s entourage have already made their displeasure with Kanye known, with her brother posting an Instagram video where he throws his Yeezy’s (sneakers designed by the rapper) in the trash. Her close friend and model Gigi Hadid, who attended the event tweeted: “My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.” In another bizarre move, Kanye announced the release of a video game at the event, called “Only One”, which is based on the idea of his mom “travelling through the gates of heaven.”
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