Kanye West And A Rep For Taylor Swift Tell Different Stories About Controversial Lyric

Swift’s representative says she didn’t know about it; West says it was her idea.

February 12, 2016
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Kanye West's The Life of Pablo hasn't even been released yet, but since its debut at Madison Square Garden last night one lyric is already causing controversy: I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that bitch famous. An initial report from TMZ suggested that Taylor Swift was cool with the lyric, which appears on the song "Famous," after West sought her approval. But a rep for the singer has since clarified what Swift actually knew about her mention on the record. Read the statement below, via music journalist Jon Caramanica:

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FYI re Kanye/Taylor/"Famous" aka mom and dad broke up again

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Meanwhile, Swift's younger brother Austin Swift made his own feelings known last night by Instagramming himself throwing his Yeezys into the trash.

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

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Update 8.10 a.m.: Kanye West has responded in a series of tweets, saying he spoke to Swift about the song for an "hour" and that the lyric was her idea.
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Kanye West And A Rep For Taylor Swift Tell Different Stories About Controversial Lyric