Rapper Kanye West has not taken kindly to the criticism that his new track “Famous” is misogynistic, saying Taylor Swift had herself claimed that the rapper had made her popular.
In “Famous”, West has used expletive language to describe his infamous run-in with Swift during the 2009 MTV VMA’s when he had disrupted the up and coming singer’s acceptance speech to say that the trophy should have gone to Beyonce.
The two later made up and became friends. West recently said he had Swift’s blessing to go ahead with the song, a claim rejected by the “Blank Space” hitmaker, who called the song “misogynistic”.
West has now taken to Twitter to rant against Swift, while accusing her of lying. “First thing is I am an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship,” West tweeted.
“2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it. 3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings,” he continued. “... I am not even gone take credit for the idea, it’s actually something Taylor came up with.
“She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him. I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS.”