Tuesday 17 January 2017

Kardashian stokes up row over 'Famous' rap

Nekesa Mumbi Moody

Published 19/07/2016 | 07:00

Taylor Swift pictured at the the 58th Grammy Awards, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Mark Ralstonmark
Taylor Swift pictured at the the 58th Grammy Awards, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Mark Ralstonmark

Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian has stirred the pot between Taylor Swift and West, after she posted a video of a phone call between the rapper and the pop star about his song 'Famous', in which he rapped: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."

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Upon its release in February, West was condemned by many for the line.

He insisted Swift had given her blessing to the lyric, but she denied ever hearing it.

On Sunday, Kardashian unleashed a video in which West tells Swift he's working on a song and wants to use the lyric: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."

In response, Swift is heard saying she worries about overexposure, but West says the lyric would be good exposure.

In the end, she appears to give her blessing.

But when the song came out, the entire line was: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why? I made that bitch famous."

In a statement at the time, Swift's rep said: "Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single 'Famous' on her Twitter account. ... She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric."

Many reacted with glee to the leaked recordings, and suggested that it proved Swift had lied.

But in an Instagram post, Swift said it proved she had never approved the use of the world "bitch".

Irish Independent

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