Is there anything better than waking up in the morning and seeing a tweet from Kanye West that starts with "first thing is"? Moments ago, I would've said yes, but that was before Kanye West ranted about Taylor Swift on Twitter, claiming that Swift actually came up with that line in "Famous." Yeah, that's right, we're supposed to believe that squeaky clean role-model-to-many Swift not only approved of the misogyny-rich line "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b*tch famous," but that she actually thought of it herself. Bustle has reached out to Taylor Swift's team for comment, but have yet to receive a response. In the meantime, though, let's refer back to the statement Swift's publicist issued on Feb. 11.
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, ‘I made that bitch famous.'
So, if that's the line her team was taking as of Thursday, it kind of makes you wonder what Kanye thinks he's talking about in the following rant, posted to Twitter on the morning of Feb. 12, smack dab in the middle of New York Fashion Week.
Oh, OK, as long as Kim Kardashian was cool with you insulting a completely separate person, then I'm sure it's totally fine. But continue.
Strong words, Kanye...
Um, no it isn't. Nice try, but unless you're speaking to someone who's never heard a hip-hop or a rap song before, you'll never convince them of this. Next thing, you're gonna try to tell me that "face down, ass up" is just how you think we're most comfortable. That term is without a doubt a pejorative even in music, and you just saying otherwise doesn't make it true. That would be like if I were an artist who used the n-word, saying its use in my music was a term of endearment. Without being a member of the group of people it describes, that's not my call to make, and the same logic applies to Kanye.
And now I've officially heard everything. SMDH, Kanye, SMDH.