It's been almost seven years since Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's VMA speech in 2009 to declare that Beyonce, in fact, had the "best video of all time," but the rapper can't seem to let the topic go. In a new radio interview with Steve Harvey, Yeezy brought up Swift out of the blue, even after Harvey said he "really wasn't" trying to talk about her.
"It's not about Kanye West. It's not about Taylor Swift," West said. "There's a lot of people in America that feel like they don't have the platform to stand up and express their closet racism. Before they had that platform, one really easy way to express it was to say, 'Eff Kanye West.'"
West went on to blame Britney Spears' 2007 meltdown, saying, "As soon as Britney shaved her head and they saw that money going down, they had already marked what that award was going to be that night," indicating that the powers-that-be saw Swift as the next pop superstar.
"They ain't expect no activist that had just lost his mama a year later, sitting there with a bottle of Hennessey," he added of himself. "The only reason I drank the Hennessey in the first place is because I said, 'Imma just have to get drunk to deal with all the lies I'm about to see.'"
West later apologized to Swift for the incident and she presented him with the VMA Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 show. But then earlier this year, West released a song called "Famous," in which he rapped, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous."
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PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 23: Kanye West attends the 9th Annual Soul Train Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, August 23, 2003 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Kanye West during Kanye West and Young Gunz London Performance at Elysium at Elysium in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Kanye West during Lifebeat's Hearts And Voices Concert Featuring Kanye West, Young Gunz, Memphis Bleek and Allen Anthony at Float in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
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Kanye West during On the Set of Kanye West's Video 'Workout Plan' with Anna Nicole Smith at North Hills Gym in North Hills, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Kanye West during Boost Mobile Press Conference at Shore Club in Miami, Florida, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Kanye West during BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2004 Awards - Arrivals and Show at Fontaine Bleau Hilton Hotel in Miami, Florida, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for BMI Music World)
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HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 7: Rapper Kanye West poses for photos after receiving 10 Grammy nominations at the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards at The Music Box December 7, 2004 in Hollywood, California. The 47th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS February 13, 2005. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Rapper Kanye West holds up ten fingers to signify his ten Grammy nominations as he attends the inaugural Grammy Jam Fest at the Wiltern Theatre on December 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. The event celebrated the music of Earth, Wind and Fire and raised funds for various arts charities. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Kanye West during the 3rd Annual Artist Empowerment Coalition Pre-Grammy Brunch at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 12, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 13: Kanye West poses backstage with his awards for 'Best Rap Album', 'Best Rap Song', and 'Best R & B Song' during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 22: Director Quentin Tarantino watches as singer Kanye West performs onstage at the 4th Annual 'Ten' Fashion Show on February 22, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Rapper Kanye West attends the premiere of 'State Property II' at Clearview Chelsea Cinema on April 11, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Kanye West performs on Wild N' Out hosted by Nick Cannon (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Jay-Z and Kanye West (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Hot 97)
Kanye West during VIBE Music Festival - Day 1 at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Kanye West during Arrivals for Elle Magazine's 21st Birthday at Bloomingdale's in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by M. Von Holden/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: (U.S. TABLOIDS OUT) Singer Kanye West makes an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live November 21, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Kanye West during Kanye West Partners with MusicLand to Launch the Free U. College Giveaway Contest at Santa Monica High School in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Kanye West, winner of Best Rap Solo Performance for 'Gold Digger,' Best Rap Song for 'Diamonds From Sierra Leone,' and Best Rap Album for 'Late Registration' (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage for The Recording Academy)
Kanye West, winner of Best Rap Album GRAMMY for 'Late Registration' (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage for The Recording Academy)
Kanye West with his Brit Award for Best International Male Solo Artist (Photo by Richard Lewis/WireImage)
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Kanye West during 27th Annual One Hundred Black Men Benefit Gala at New York Hilton in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
Kanye West during Kanye West and Donda West 'Raising Kanye' Book Signing - May 9, 2007 at Borders Books in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by M. Tran/FilmMagic)
Kanye West during Mark Birnbaum, Eugene Remm and Kanye West Celebrate Their Birthdays - Hosted by Fonzworth Bentley - Live Performances by Fabolous, Craig Nice and DMC at TENJUNE in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
LONDON - JULY 01: Kanye West performs on stage at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium on July 1, 2007 in London, England. The Concert falls on the date that would have been the late Princess's 46th birthday and marks 10 years since her death with an event headed by Princes William and Harry to celebrate her life. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Kanye West (L) and Sienna Miller attend at the Burberry Spring Summer 2012 Womenswear Show at Kensington Gardens on September 19, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Kanye West and 2 Chainz at 106 & Park Studio on April 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West watch the video board from their courtside seats as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 10: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian visits The Bay Queen Street to celebrate the Canadian debut of her jewellery line Belle Noel on May 10, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JULY 06: (Exclusive Coverage) Kanye West performs at Ovation Hall at Revel Resort & Casino on July 6, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Kanye West attends the Christian Dior Spring / Summer 2013 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 09: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leaving Hakkasan on November 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Jaworski/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Guest, Lanvin's owner, Shaw Lan Wang, Kanye West and Alex Koo attend the Lanvin Men Autumn / Winter 2013 show at Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux-Arts as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Kanye West attends his album listening party at Milk Studios on June 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Kanye West attends the Louise Goldin fashion show during MADE Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Milk Studios on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on the 'Avenue Montaigne' on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 27: Kanye West attend the Balenciaga show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 05: Kanye West performs on stage at Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 5, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 25, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Kanye West performs during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 08: Rapper Kanye West performs at the Lands End Stage during day 1 of the 2014 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West arrive at the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Quentin Tarantino And Barbara Kruger at LACMA on November 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 31: Recording artists Kanye West performs onstage during DirecTV Super Saturday Night hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan at Pendergast Family Farm on January 31, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Rapper Kanye West (L) and TV personality Kim Kardashian attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Kanye West performs at the Rn. 1st Annual Roc City Classic Starring Kevin Durant x Kanye West on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Kanye West performs on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Kanye West arrives at Dries Van Noten fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015/2016 on March 4, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West and Amy Schumer attend TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 09: Kanye West performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's 2015 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West (L) and TV personality Kim Kardashian attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Video Vanguard Award from recording artist Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images For MTV)
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 25: Kanye West performs at The TM 101 10 year Anniversary Concert at The Fox Theater on July 25, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic)
AMERICAN IDOL: Kanye West surprises the Judges and Ryan Seacrest on American Idol by auditioning in San Francisco. Pictured: Kanye West shows off his Golden Ticket on AMERICAN IDOL. AMERICAN IDOL PREMIERES IN January on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Kanye West is seen with his daughter North West on November 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
In a recent cover story for Vogue, Swift noted that she's done with the feud, saying, "I think the world is bored with the saga. I don't want to add anything to it, because then there's just more."
As for some of his other beefs, West apologized again for insulting Wiz Khalifa and his ex Amber Rose earlier this year on Twitter.
"One thing I want to express to people, every day I look and I play with my daughter and I play with Saint," the father of two said. "I've talked to Wiz, Amber's talked to Kim, but I really want to stress the amount of respect I have for parents."
After declaring he "owned" the former couple's son, Sebastian, West told Harvey, "There is no concept of anyone, anyone being able to own someone else's child. So every day I feel more deeply, deeply apologetic about that concept, because I only want to put out positive, positive, positive concepts."
West went on to praise his wife, Kim Kardashian, saying, "She's breaking boundaries on so many levels. You can't give me an example of as popular of a mixed couple. I got friends that have had white wives that before there was a Kimye, they'd go to the amusement park and people would be talking down to them, treating them a certain kind of way. She's broke boundaries with that, she's broke boundaries in fashion, where designers wasn't trying to make clothes with women with shape. And now, they're all about really embracing and empowering women... Can't nobody disrespect my wife, ever."