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'I made that b***h famous' - Kanye West raps about Taylor Swift on 'Famous' track, adding they 'might still have sex'

Published 12/02/2016 | 08:34

Taylor Swift presents the Video Vanguard Award to Kanye West at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Taylor Swift presents the Video Vanguard Award to Kanye West at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Kanye West may have just re-injected the awkwardness into his relationship with Taylor Swift.

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As the 38-year-old debuted his new album The Life of Pablo along with his Yeezy Season 3 collection in New York on Thursday, the lyrics to his song 'Famous' caused quite a stir.

Apology: Taylor Swift and Kanye West at the Grammy Awards this year
Apology: Taylor Swift and Kanye West at the Grammy Awards this year

In the song he raps about the 26 year-old star, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that b***h famous".

Kanye famously dissed Taylor on stage during the 2009 VMAs when she was making her acceptance speech and announced that Beyonce should actually have won instead.

At the VMAs last year, however Taylor presented Kanye with the Video Vanguard award and all seemed to be forgiven.

Taylor has not responded to the lyrics but her brother Austin posted a video on Instagram in which he drops his Yeezys in the bin.

“Getting a head start on some spring cleaning,” Austin wrote in the caption. “Here we go again.”

Taylor's boyfriend Calvin Harris liked the video and wrote, "LOOOOOOOOOL".

Getting a head start on some spring cleaning. Here we go again.

A video posted by Austin Swift (@austinkingsleyswift) on

Taylor's rep has since come forward to dismiss reports that Kanye asked Taylor for approval on the track.

“Kanye did not call for approval," the rep told Gossip Cop. Apparently Kanye had initially asked Taylor to put a link to the song on her Twitter account, but "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 b**ch famous'," the rep concluded.

Taylor's best friends Jaime King, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss were among the famous faces in the audience at Kanye's Yeezy presentation. Taylor is godmother to Jaime's son Leo and the pair are firm friends, so Jaime was one of the first to tweet her support after Famous premiered.

"I'm so sad right now & disappointed right now. I stand by my sister. Always." she tweeted.

Gigi also revealed her feelings about the track, writing: "My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty."

Kanye's new album features contributions from Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Rihanna, Young Thung, Kid Cudi, Desiigner, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign nad Sia.

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