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Kanye and Taylor go to war over controversial ‘Famous’ lyrics

So there is beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West… who would have thought it?! This apparent war between the music stars came around after the recent publication of Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian’s lengthy story on Snapchat. This story showed Kanye having a phone call with Taylor, discussing one of his recent songs named ‘Famous’. This is a song that she has said that she did not ‘approve of’ and that she thinks she ‘has been falsely painted as a liar, as shown on Twitter.

Last month it was revealed that Kim Kardashian possessed a video recording of the phone call involving Swift and her husband, in which Swift was clearly heard approving the lyrics that Kanye wrote about her. A few days ago was when the controversial Snapchat story was posted by Kardashian, as seen below;


Within West’s song, he mentions Swift by referencing the VMA’s of 2009, as well as its aftermath. During the awards ceremony,  he famously interrupted her acceptance speech when winning the award for ‘Best Female Video’ stating that Beyonce should have won the award instead of her.


It has been said that Kanye West had previously had the lyrics approved by Swift herself. However, the feud arose when a spokesperson for Swift had said that he had not. A status via Twitter had been released shortly after, stating that she had only been asked about this on her page and had “cautioned him against releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.” Swift also declined West’s statement herself using Twitter to voice her opinions also.


I wonder why Taylor Swift is so bothered by this lyric? Is she desperately trying to save her public image? It will be interesting to see the development of this story.




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