Kanye West Says Interrupting Taylor Swift Was The "Beginning Of The End" Of His Life
"I was just saying what everyone else was thinking."
Back in February Kanye West caused uproar when he released the song "Famous," which features the line: "I think me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous."
Taylor released a statement in which she labeled the song "misogynistic".
The statement read:
"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. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, "I made that bitch famous."
Then Kanye took to Twitter in a flood of tweets in which he said the lyric had actually been Taylor's idea all along.
Leaked audio from two days after the dispute revealed Kanye calling Taylor a "Fake ass."
She then hit back in her acceptance speech for Album of the Year at the Grammys, in which she told young women to ignore anyone who tries to take credit for your success.
And now Kanye is discussing the song once again. Speaking at his show in the Philippines over the weekend, he made a strange comment in which he said that interupting Taylor at the MTV Awards had been the "beginning of the end of my life."
He said: "That night, when I went on stage was the beginning of the end of my life. Lady Gaga canceled the tour the next day," referring to the cancellation of their co-headline tour, "Fame Kills."
He then went on to defend the lyric once more, saying he'd actually had writer's block as a result of not expressing this lyric up until now.
"This is the song that broke the writer's block for me. There's something that I wanted to say so bad, that they told me I couldn't say. You know the night I'm talking about, when I just said what everybody else was thinking. So if I get in trouble for saying that truth, what's being said the rest of the time? And I had to fight every day of my life, with the whole world turned against me, for saying out loud what everyone else felt. But that's the job of an artist, of a true artist: not to be controlled by their finances, not to be controlled by perceptions, but only to be controlled by their truth."