Yesterday, the world came to a halt when Kanye West debuted his fashion line, Yeezy Season 3, and his new album, The Life of Pablo, at Madison Square Garden. The clothes were pretty neat, and the thing was a definite spectacle, but mostly what we’re hearing about this morning is the line in his song “Famous” that discusses the fact that he made Taylor Swift, whom he refers to as a “bitch,” as famous as she is today.
Obviously Swift isn’t gonna be happy about being called a bitch in such a high profile way, but it’s trickier than that. It’s been reported that Kanye asked Taylor to premiere the song via her Twitter. From US:
“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. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”
This is being talked about all across morning TV, and Kanye isn’t happy about it. So, he took to Twitter this morning, eschewing sleep in order to defend his art, which he will never stop feeling the need to defend. Here are the tweets, as of 9:20 a.m.:
It’s too bad this weekend is the Grammy Awards and not the Video Music Awards, because MTV would surely cash in on this beef by making the two perform together, or at least by putting them in the same room.
Anyway, this will probably amount to nothing but a return to the status quo for these two, which is a kind of simmering stew of beef.
Oh, and also, even though Kanye did play all of his album at the MSG event, it isn’t available anywhere online.