Taylor Swift Fans Are Super Pissed at Kanye West Again

Taylor Swift Fans Are Super Pissed at Kanye West Again
Earlier today (February 11), Kanye West finally deliverd his new album The Life of Pablo via a seriously over-the-top fashion show/listening party at Madison Square Garden. It was undoubtedly cause for celebration with Kanye's fans, but the rapper-producer has also managed to piss off Taylor Swift fans all over again.

On the Rihanna-assisted Pablo track "Famous," Kanye raps, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous / I made that bitch famous."

West is referring, of course, to the 2009 VMAs when he interrupted Taylor Swift onstage to tell her that Beyoncé had a better music video than her. Yeezy and Swift had since patched things up, or so it was thought, so the lyric arrived out of nowhere.

Taylor Swift's fan base does not let these things happen without stirring up a storm, so they're understandably pissed at Kanye on Twitter. Here's a small sample of Taylor's army, standing up for their queen:
 
 
 

The list goes on and on, but it's not just Swift fanatics who are defending their pop queen. Taylor's own brother Austin Swift also shared an Instagram video where he tosses some Yeezy Boosts in the trash. At least sell them on eBay, bro!
 
 

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

A video posted by Austin Swift (@austinkingsleyswift) on



UPDATE (2/12, 9:30 a.m.): Rumours that Taylor Swift had been given advanced notice of Ye's lyrical bomb-drop and approved the line have been denied by her spokesperson. According to an email [via Jon Caramanica], West reached out asking Swift to promote the song on her Twitter account — which she declined to do. She also "cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message."
 
 

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

A photo posted by joncaramanica (@joncaramanica) on




UPDATE 2 (2/12, 10:00 a.m.): West has responded to the "Famous" line controversy, insisting that he "did not diss Taylor Swift" and that after having an hour-long conversation about the lyrics with Swift "she thought it was funny and gave her blessings." After defending his use of the word "bitch" as a term of endearment, he goes on to accuse people of demonizing him and compromising his "real art," calling for a return to uncensored expression and fighting back against those trying to "mute the culture." Read his latest barrage of tweets below.