According to a statement from Taylor Swift’s camp, she was aware that she’d be the topic of some new Kanye bars well before the rest of us heard “Famous” from Madison Square Garden yesterday (February 11), in which he raps, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that bitch famous."
New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica reached out to Taylor’s people about Kanye’s provocative couplet. According to an email he received in response, “Kanye did not call for approval” for Taylor’s mention in the song, “but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account."
Taylor wasn’t having it. “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message," the statement goes on. "Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.’"
Kanye, meanwhile, tweeted that "Famous" was never meant as a diss. He also claims that Taylor was just fine with the "bitch" line, that the word was meant as a term of endearment, and that the idea behind the line was Taylor's all along.
So far, there's been no word from Taylor herself -- her Twitter has stayed quiet since The Life of Pablo came to light.