Looks like Taylor Swift and Kanye West are never, ever getting back together. Just six months after two of the biggest names in music publicly put a long-running feud behind them, the 1989 pop star and the rapper have fallen out again over West’s claim in a new song that he made Swift famous.
West has four nominations. West’s new song referred to an infamous 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) incident in which he snatched the microphone from Swift during her acceptance speech and declared that Beyonce should have won.
West later sent Swift dozens of white roses and she called him her BFF (Best Friend Forever). West said on Friday that Swift, whose 1989 album was the world’s best seller in 2014, had approved the lyrics to Famous.
“I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her,” West said in a string of Twitter postings. He tweeted that Swift came up with the idea for the song and that she thought the line “was funny and gave her blessings.”
But the country-turned-pop star denied it and called West a misogynist. “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account,” Swift’s representative said in a statement.
“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.'”