Kanye West has remained defensive and addressed his feud with Taylor Swift once again.
During his performance at the Paradise International Music Festival in the Philippines over the weekend, West commented about his “Famous” lyric about Swift.
On “Famous,” West sings “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”
After he performed the song at the music festival, the rapper said the night he interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech for best female video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards marked “the beginning of the end of my life.” He also stated that he “just said what everybody else was thinking,” People magazine reported.
“That night when I went onstage was the beginning of the end of my life … You know what night I’m talking about. When I just said what everybody else was thinking,” said Kanye West.
“This is the song that broke the writer’s block for me because it’s something I wanted to say so bad. So if I get in trouble for saying the truth, what’s being said the rest of the time? And I had to fight every day of my life, with the whole world turned against me, for saying out loud what everyone else felt. But that’s the job of an artist, of a true artist: not to be controlled by their finances, not to be controlled by perceptions, but only to be controlled by their truth,” he continued.
The 38-year-old rapper also claimed that Swift agreed to “Famous” lyrics. “I called Taylor and had an hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings,” he said.
Swift’s representative, however, denied that Swift gave the rapper explicit approval, stating that she wasn’t even made aware of the specific lyric until it the release, Us Weekly noted.