Everyone knows about the drama by now — all too well. Kanye West's original "Famous" lyrics about Taylor Swift have been revealed in newly leaked audio, confirming that the rapper altered the words before he released the single in February.
Per Complex, the 39-year-old rapper's original verse was slightly tweaked and even name-drops his ex Amber Rose. In the final cut, Rose's name was cut. Compare the two below:
"I feel like Taylor Swift still owe me sex / Why? I made that bitch famous / I feel like Amber Rose still owe me sex / Why? I made that bitch famous / Not really, but somewhat famous."
"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn) / I made that bitch famous."
As previously reported, West's song reignited his feud with Swift, 26. (He previously made headlines when he cut her off during her Video of the Year acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and said that Beyoncé should have won instead.) Swift's rep slammed West's lyrics as “misogynistic," but the rapper insisted that the pop star knew about the lyrics ahead of time.
Kim Kardashian later came to her husband's defense in July. The Selfish author, 35, nearly broke the Internet when she shared footage via Snapchat of West discussing the song with Swift on the phone prior to the song's release, and she appeared to like the idea. Swift responded to the recordings in an Instagram post.
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world," Swift wrote on July 18. "Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination."
Despite the backlash, West continued to focus on his music. In August, he and Kardashian toured his "Famous" art exhibit in L.A. At the event — and in the NSFW "Famous" music video — West featured the naked figures of Swift, Rose and other famous faces like Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Caitlyn Jenner and George W. Bush.
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