Yeah, well. It appears he’s had a bit of a change of heart.
Earlier this week, Kanye made a stop in Nashville, the very city where Taylor’s country music career first began to pick up a decade ago, on his ‘Saint Pablo’ tour, where he couldn’t resist making a dig at the ‘Shake It Off’ singer.
In fact, when performing his song ‘Famous’ - which opens with the lyrics, “to all my southside n***as that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex” - the introduction got such a strong reaction from the crowd he went back and repeated it not once but twice.
Kanye told the crowd - who are also heard chanting “fuck Taylor Swift” in video footage from the concert - that he wanted “to hear that so loud in Nashville”, adding: “So many people told me, ‘You’ve gotta take that line out of the song. You gotta play it safe.’
“This is what rap music is; this is what art is. This song is how I feel.”
The song wound up causing plenty of controversy for both Kanye and Taylor, particularly when she denied that he’d contacted her for her permission to include the line, only for his wife, Kim Kardashian, to then leak the aforementioned phone call on her Snapchat page.
Kanye and Taylor’s relationship is, frankly, a long and complicated one, but for those who need to be brought up to speed, click through the gallery below...
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