We really thought everything was all good between Kanye West and Taylor Swift.
But then the rapper referred to the singer by a very bad word in his song "Famous" and also took credit for Taylor's success.
Did West run this apparent diss by Swift before making it public? Yes, Kanye claims. No way, a rep for Taylor argues.
After releasing his album at a fashion show launch in New York City and being criticized for some of its content, Kanye went on the following Twitter rant that must be read (Tweets are posted beneath the photos) to be believed...
... and appreciated!
No Dissing Was Done!
I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her.
Don't Censor Me!
First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship.
All Good with Kim
2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it.
Just Ask Tay Tay
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.
I Love All My Bitches!
5th Bitch is an endearing term in hip hop like the word N*gga.
Heck, Blame Taylor!
5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea… it’s actually something Taylor came up with…
She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS.
And Another Thing!
6th Stop trying to demonize real artist. Stop trying to compromise art. That’s why music is so f-cking watered down right now. I miss that DMX feeling.
And My Seventh Points...
7th I miss that feeling so that's what I want to help restore.
No One Can Stop Me!
8th They want to control us with money and perception and mute the culture but you can see at Madison Square Garden that you can stop us.
We Don't Know What Any of This Means
9th It felt like a seen [sic] from The Warriors ALL GODS ALL GODS ALL GODS in the buildin not just the famous people there but the kids the moms the dads the families that came to share this moment with us.