Kanye West fans chanted “f**k Taylor Swift’ during a live concert performance at Nashville Tennessee during his Saint Pablo tour.
Kanye West was performing at the Bridgestone Arena during the weekend where he opened with his controversial song, “Famous.” The lyrics to the song contain the words “I made that b***h famous,” and the crowd enthusiastically sang along. Kanye then paused and told the audience that he needed to hear those words loud in Nashville before starting the song again. He then explained to the crowd how he was pressured about those words for targeting Tailor Swift.
“So many people told me, ‘You’ve gotta take that line out of the song. You gotta play it safe.’ This is what rap music is; this is what art is.”
Kanye West sang the song “Famous” three times, and he seemed to be impressed by the reaction of the crowd. Nashville Tennessee is Taylor’s hometown, but the audience at the concert seemed to be siding with Kanye in the epic feud between the two. Judging by how they chanted, “f**k Taylor Swift,” it is clear that they do not like her.
The Kanye and Taylor Swift feud has been going back and forth for a while, and it involves the lyrics to the song “Famous,” in which Kanye refers to Taylor and claims to be the one who made her famous and that is why he feels that he might still have sex with her. West claims that, despite the controversy behind the lyrics to the song, he had been given the go-ahead by Taylor to include the lyrics in the song.
Taylor tried to play victim by claiming that Kanye never reached out to her over the matter, thus suggesting that she had not authorized him to use those lyrics. However, Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian leaked on social media the recordings of her husband taking to Taylor, asking if he could use the lyrics, and she did not have a problem at the time.
The video to the song “Famous” is also equally controversial because it features numerous people, including Taylor, Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, and other people lying naked. It equally matches the lyrics and highlights Kanye’s love for controversy. During the MTV awards held on August 28, he brought up the issue. The rapper then went ahead and pointed out that there are more significant and pressing issues, such as police brutality.
“Last week it was 22 people murdered in Chicago. People come to me like… take Taylor. Like, bro, I love all y’all (artists). That’s why I called her.”
This is also not the first time that Kanye and Swift have been the subject of controversy. In 2009, Kanye interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech at the VMA awards because he believed that she did not deserve the award for the best female video. He stated that Beyoncé deserved the award instead. Kanye is said to have apologized, but it seems he is always interested in picking on Swift.
The rapper also has a tendency of expressing displeasure during award shows, and he has caused some drama on numerous other occasions. Feuds among superstars are a common thing, and whether good or bad, they keep the people entertained. It is currently unclear whether the feud between Mr. West and Taylor will be put to rest anytime soon, considering that it keeps coming up. However, things seem to be going south for Taylor considering the lyrics feud did not work out in her favor and even her hometown seems to hate her more courtesy of Kanye West.
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