The Internet is Hating on Kanye West For Attacking Taylor Swift in New Song

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During the 2015 MTV VMAs, it looked like Kanye West and Taylor Swift had made up. She presented him with the Vanguard Award, she talked about how great he was, and the two even awkwardly hugged. It looked like they had come a long way since West went crazy during her Best Female Video acceptance speech in 2009. It was definitely a cringe-worthy, “WTF dude” moment, but it looked like the beef was finally over.

However, in his new song “Famous,” things get a little murky. The Internet is already blasting the rapper for supposedly “attacking” with the lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that b*tch famous.” Celebs have also voiced their disapproval.

One of the first was Orange Is the New Black star Ruby Rose, who hung out with Swift on New Year’s Eve.

Too many lines crossed. If I put myself in the shoes of the women he has hurt recently. Victims of Bill Cosby, The Slut shaming, Amber…

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) February 12, 2016

And now my dear friend Taylor.. Right before another huge moment for her.. Can I still support him and call myself a feminist? A friend? No.

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) February 12, 2016

However, according to TMZ, West called Swift to tell her about the mention beforehand.

Sources directly connected with Swift tell TMZ Kanye called her to explain it was a joke and wanted to make sure she wouldn’t be upset. We’re told Swift said she got the joke and gave him the thumbs up to release the song with the lyric.

Swift has yet to comment, but her brother is already taking a stand.

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West has since went crazy on Twitter about the accusations, because, of course he did.

I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

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

4th Bitch is an endearing term in hip hop like the word Nigga

— 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

That’s why music is so fucking watered down right now I miss that DMX feeling

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

7th I miss that feeling so that’s what I want to help restore

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

8th They want to control us with money and perception and mute the culture

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

but you can see at Madison Square Garden that you can stop us

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

9th It felt like a seen from The Warriors ALL GODS ALL GODS ALL GODS in the buildin

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

not just the famous people there but the kids the moms the dads the families that came to share this moment with us

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016

Well, ok then.

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