Kanye Takes A Shot At Taylor Swift During Drake's Chicago Show
Kanye at the album release party for "The Life of Pablo" on Feb. 11 at Madison Square Garden (Getty Images)
"All I gotta say is, I'm so glad my wife has Snapchat," Chicago native Kanye West said at Drake and Future's show Wednesday night at United Center, according to video from TMZ. Drake brought West out as a special guest during his set, and West did not disappoint.
"Now y'all can know the truth and can't nobody talk shit about Ye no more!" he continued, referencing footage that Kim Kardashian, his wife, recently posted in a series of Snapchats. Transcribed over at our sister site LAist, the clips document a call in which West gets Swift's approval for at least a section of his most controversial lyric about her. The lyric, in his song "Famous" on his recent The Life of Pablo: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous."
He performed "Famous" and Drake's "Pop Style" at the United Center show last night, the Fader reports. Here's a bit more from the show:
Kardashian's Snapchat story, which has been called "CVS-length receipts" by some wise analysts, hugely changed the context around "Famous." The track initially scandalized Swift fans, and some of West's fans, as a cruel potshot at Swift.
"What I give a fuck about is just you as a person, and as a friend," West says in Kardashian's video footage, where Swift also terms the first part of the lyric—about her and West potentially having sex—"like a compliment kind of."
Swift had previously denied that West ran the "Famous" lyric by her; then, in a recent GQ profile of Kim Kardashian, she acknowledged they spoke on the phone but added that "[a] song cannot be approved if it was never heard."
Swift and West have had an extremely tumultuous since the 2009 Video Music Awards, where West stage-crashed Swift's acceptance speech to say that "Beyonce had one of the greatest videos of all time" (and, implicitly, that Swift should have lost to Beyonce).
West appeared with Drake on the second night of Drake and Future's double-header in Chicago. Read our review of Monday night's show.
And in closing, here's a beautiful clip of Drake and West hugging: