Kanye West and Taylor Swift: A case of 'he said, she said'

Kanye West Calls Out Taylor Swift in Lyrics on 'The Life of Pablo'
Kanye West Calls Out Taylor Swift in Lyrics on 'The Life of Pablo'

The bad blood between Kanye West and Taylor Swift may never fully disappear.

After calling out Swift on his new song "Famous," during his Yeezy Season 3 album unveiling at Madison Square Garden on Thursday with the lyric "I feel like me and Taylor might have sex / I made that b****h famous," the Internet practically lost its mind.

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The diss came after years of animosity between the two stars that dated back to the 2009 VMAs when West interrupted Swift's acceptance speech to essentially say that she didn't deserve the award. Last year, the pair famously made up and even went out to dinner together.

But after news of West's scathing lyric (which, it's worth noting, he says repeatedly in the song) spread, people were eager to hear what Swift had to say. And then her rep released a statement to Billboard:

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.

So, clearly, Swift wasn't all that flattered to be name-checked in a Kanye West song. But West begs to differ: The rapper went on (another) lengthy Twitter rant on Friday defending himself, claiming that he had called and gotten Swift's blessing and that "b***h is an endearing term."

Check out his entire rant below:

Swift's friends Gigi Hadid, who was at the "The Life of Pablo" unveiling, and Jaime King also spoke out amid the growing controversy in support of their friend:

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