In one of the songs, he referenced Taylor Swift, saying, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/I made that b*tch famous.”
Once news broke about the surprising lyrics, reports started swirling that Taylor and Kanye were at odds with each other again. The two recently formed a friendship years after he infamously interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Later in the day, Taylor’s brother Austin posted a video of himself throwing away Kanye’s Yeezy sneakers, leading many to believe that he was unhappy about the song.
Kanye took to Twitter to shut down rumors that he is in another feud with Taylor. He tweeted, "I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…”
He explained, "First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship. 2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it.”
Most surprising of all, he claimed that Taylor gave her blessing to the song… and even came up with the idea.
See more of his tweets about the lyrics below!
3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea… it’s actually something Taylor came up with …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
6th Stop trying to demonize real artist Stop trying to compromise art— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016