Kanye West had everyone’s ears perked to his new music Thursday night (Feb. 11), but amidst all of the replay-worthy melodies that blared throughout Madison Square Garden, a certain lyric stood front and center that has now prompted the fashion designer/artist to speak out.
On his track off The Life Of Pablo album titled “Famous,” Ye references Taylor Swift and the fact that he made her the mega pop star that she is today.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that b*tch famous,” he raps. While some people might’ve taken this statement as a diss aimed at the “Bad Blood” singer, Yeezy shared his “well actually” clarification, and said Swift gave him the green light to state that.
“I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…” Ye began his public clarification. “First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship.”
The Chicago native also revealed that he had a phone conversation with the “Wildest Dreams” singer before the release of that particular lyric. Per their chat, Swift found the line comical.
Ye also switched gears to talk about music, stating that its quality is sinking and asks to “Stop trying to demonize real artist Stop trying to compromise art,” he wrote. “That’s why music is so fu*king watered down right now I miss that DMX feeling.” West added that he hopes to restore that feeling with T.L.O.P.
There’s no exact date of when the compilation will be up for purchase, but you can replay that historic night at the Garden on Tidal and read West’s tweets up top.