Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift: The Misogynistic Feud That Will Never End
Nearly seven years after he interrupted her at the VMAs, West references the incident in a misogynistic new song that has both parties attacking each other. Will it ever finish?
“Friday morning West, the grown man who insinuated in his new song that a 26-year-old singer will probably bang him because she owes him for making her more famous with his rude antics, was affronted that people, namely Swift, called him a misogynist.
It all started when Swift’s spokesperson released a statement in response to the lyrics.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account,” it reads. “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.’”
Cue the Twitter rant, an exercise that’s become a favorite pastime of West’s whenever anyone questions his infallible genius.
“I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her,” he tweeted. “First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship.”
He goes on to tweet the classiest thing possible when a person finds themselves the subject of controversy and outrage. He passes the blame. He claims it was Swift’s idea to use that lyric, a Eureka moment manifested at a dinner with a mutual friend “who’s [sic] name I’ll keep out of this and she told him.”
Then he goes on to the second-classiest thing to do when a person finds themselves the subject of controversy and outrage. He makes himself the victim.”
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What a “month in misogyny” for Kanye!
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