Taylor Swift and Kanye West have been involved in a feud that has lasted for years. When Swift first listened to the rapper’s song “Famous,” she emphasized that she was against what she viewed as a “strong misogynistic message,” noted the Daily Mail.
But now that Taylor has become aware of the rapper’s new “Famous” music video, which features a nude image of Swift, she is reportedly furious and plotting a way to fight back.
In addition to Taylor, celebrities featured in bed with Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian include Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, Ray J, Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Amber Rose. However, the rapper has not revealed which celebrities actually are nude as opposed to which ones are fake images.
Swift is shown next to West with a sheet strategically draped around her naked body. And while she knew that the rapper tended toward unusual stunts, Taylor reportedly never imagined that he would go so far as to show her nude image in a video, a source told Hollywood Life.
“Taylor is furious after seeing Kanye’s video. She feels like she’s been assaulted,” revealed the source. “She knew he was unpredictable but didn’t think he would go so far. She’s strategizing with her team as to what her next move should be.”
While Swift is known for her songs describing events in her life such as epic breakups, she may do more than pen another set of lyrics in this case, according to the insider.
“[Taylor is] weighing all her options and will then respond accordingly. Just writing a song dissing him isn’t enough payback for something like this.”
Another source told Hollywood Life that Swift also is upset at repeatedly being linked to West.
“From him charging the stage to her presenting him the Video Vanguard award. From being in his song and now this video she can’t stand that she will forever be tied to Kanye,” pointed out the second insider.
So, now, Taylor is a woman on a mission. Her goal: Prevent the rapper from pulling another move that involves her. And while Swift does plan to author a song about the situation, she also wants payback.
“She’s really frustrated that he now has the one up on her, and she now has to figure out how to stop him from continuing to diss her a way that will shell-shock him,” revealed the source. “She will ten thousand percent write a song about it but she wants to do a whole lot more to make sure Kanye pays for what he has done with his latest stunt.”
The feud between West and Swift began in 2009, according to the Daily Mail. The rapper rushed onto the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, stealing the spotlight from Taylor’s award acceptance speech by grabbing the microphone from the shocked pop singer.
Kanye subsequently riled Swift with his lyrics about her in his “Famous” song.
“I feel like me and Taylor might have sex/ Why? I made that b***h famous.”
He denied that he dissed Swift, claiming she had approved it. But when the song was debuted during his Yeezy 3 show as part of New York Fashion Week, Taylor’s girl squad was livid on her behalf.
“My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty,” tweeted Team Swift member Gigi Hadid.
Also showing her support for Taylor was Jaime King. Swift is the godmother for her son Leo.
“I’m so sad right now & disappointed right now. I stand by my sister. Always,” shared King.
But as to how Taylor and her girl squad should feel about the new “Famous” music video, West insists that it was not intended to reflect for or against any of the celebrities featured, reported People.
“It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame,” he clarified.
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