Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Drake’s concert on July 27, where he took his moment in the spotlight to slam Taylor Swift once again live on stage.
A number of fans attending Drake’s Chicago, Illinois, stop on his Summer Sixteen Tour on July 27 took to social media to share Kanye’s latest round of pretty scathing comments about Taylor, wherein West defended wife Kim Kardashian after she leaked footage of his and Swift’s “Famous” phone call.
NME is reporting that Kanye made a surprise appearance at the show to perform their duet “Pop Style” as well as performing two of his own tracks, “Life Of Pablo” and “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1,” before West opted to bring up the now infamous leaked footage.
Kanye fan account @TeamKanyeDaily posted footage of West’s latest Taylor slam on Twitter, where Kanye admitted that he was “glad” the world now knows the “truth” about Swift.
“I am so glad my wife has Snapchat. ‘Cause now y’all can know the truth,” Kanye told Drake fans at the Chicago concert. “Can’t nobody talk s*** about Ye no more!”
Though West did not explicitly mention Taylor by name, it appeared that Kanye was referencing the now infamous phone call that’s been causing a whole lot of drama in recent weeks.
Kanye West’s wife Kim took to Snapchat to post footage of Kanye and Taylor’s candid conversation about the controversial track “Famous” on July 17, in which West tells the popstar about the lyrics included in his song, including the line “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
According to a transcript of West and Swift’s conversation published by E! News, Swift can be heard giving her approval on West’s song and even thanking Kanye for phoning her to give her a “heads up.”
“I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice,” Taylor told Kanye in the video clip, posted to Snapchat by Kardashian. “I really appreciate it, like the heads up is so nice.”
“Even asking or seeing if I would be okay with it and I just really appreciate it,” Swift continued. “Like I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs.”
But despite Taylor appearing to give West her approval in the video, Swift slammed Kanye and the song in a statement issued shortly after West unveiled the song to the world, claiming that she found the lyrics to be “misogynistic.”
Swift issued a statement on the song via a spokesperson, who denied West had called the star to ask for her approval.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,” a spokesperson confirmed to Billboard.
Taylor then issued another statement regarding Kanye’s latest single on Instagram after Kardashian leaked the footage online, lamenting that she was not made aware that West’s track featured the lyrics “I made that b**** famous.”
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that b****’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened,” Taylor hit back at Kanye.
“You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that b****’ in front of the entire world… I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard,” Taylor continued following Kim and Kanye’s video leak.
“Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination. I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009,” Swift added.
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