In 2009, Kanye made a scene at the VMAs when he rushed the stage and told Taylor Swift: “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”
Swift’s first album after the controversy, Speak Now, sold 1.07 million copies first week—416,000 more than 2008’s Fearless. Whether this was due to Kanye’s influence is debatable, but numbers don’t lie: her popularity increase around 2010 is indisputable.
Kanye West recently released a song “Famous,” in which he raps: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn). I made that bitch famous.”
Kanye defended the line on Twitter, labelling “bitch” an endearing term and claiming he received Swift’s personal approval for the line. But Swift refused it.
Kim Kardashian has recently released the video where Taylor Swift really gave the permission to Kanye to use those lines in the song.
Few hours ago, Charlamagne Tha God tweeted that real rapper should not need the approval of lyrics from pop stars. You can check the tweets below: