Taylor Swift is reportedly “livid” after Kanye West debuted his new music video for “Famous,” which features a Swift lookalike in the nude surrounded by other naked celebrities.
After debuting the single earlier this year, in which West claims he made Swift famous, the rapper released the controversial video.
“[Taylor Swift] is livid. Taylor is horrified [by the ‘Famous’ music video]. Taylor didn’t know what to do when she heard about what Kanye did,” a source told Hollywood Life on June 25. “She is bewildered, feels betrayed and is beyond frustrated with Kanye. It is like a complete nightmare. Taylor is pissed to say the least!”
As West claims in the song that he and Swift “might have sex,” a woman looking identical to the country singer-turned-pop superstar is seen lying nude beside Chris Brown and West, with West’s wife on the other side of him. Other celebrities, including George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, and Bill Cosby, are also seen.
Kanye West releases ‘Famous’ video with nude Taylor Swift and Donald Trump https://t.co/f4zYrxCRl7
— TIME.com (@TIME) June 25, 2016
The feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West began years ago when West hopped on stage and took Swift’s microphone out of her hand as she accepted the award for Best Female Video for “You Belong to Me” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. However, six years later, West offered a very pubic apology to the singer at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, and she accepted.
“If I had to do it all over again, what would I have done? Would I have worn a leather shirt? Would I have drank half a bottle of Hennessy and gave the rest of it to the audience…? If I had a daughter at that time would I have gone on stage and grabbed the mic from someone else’s?” West asked during his own acceptance speech, via E! News. “The contradiction is, I do fight for artists, but in that fight I somehow was disrespectful to artists.”
Although West appeared to be quite remorseful at the time, he followed up his allegedly heartfelt apology months later by debuting “Famous,” which has been noted as a Taylor Swift diss track.
Following the release of the song, West claimed Taylor Swift had not only given him her blessing to use the song’s shocking lyrics but also found the track to be funny. However, despite West’s claim of having spent an hour on the phone with Swift, her rep claimed she never gave him the go-ahead on the controversial song.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 25, 2016
Taylor Swift then went on to appear at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards earlier this year, where she seemingly released a statement in regard to West’s song during her acceptance speech for her Album of the Year Award.
“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I wanna say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world,” Taylor Swift told the audience.
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