The newly leaked version seems to date back to when the song was still called “Nina Chop” and boasts a slower beat and a characteristically bonkers contribution from Young Thug (choice line: “And did you know that the country Switzerland, it was famous for lakes?”). Thugger also replaces Swizz Beatz as the ad-libber on ‘Ye’s shoulder (which, sadly, means there’s no “goddamn!’” or “talk that talk, man!”), and Rihanna’s vocals are nowhere to be found.
The most shocking difference, though, is the Swift-referencing opening line, which is altered from “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex” to the much fouler “I feel like Taylor Swift still owe me sex.” Kanye similarly antagonizes his ex Amber Rose on the early version, rapping, “I feel like Amber Rose still owe me sex / Why? / I made that bitch famous / Not really but somewhat famous.” Damn. Maybe he called her ahead of time as well?
Hear the entire early version of “Famous” here.