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Kanye West Clears the Air on Taylor Swift References in New Album

KANYE WEST AND TAYLOR SWIFT IN 2015

KANYE WEST AND TAYLOR SWIFT IN 2015; KEVIN WINTER/MTV1415/GETTY IMAGES FOR MTV



In a surprising turn of events, Kanye West, now popularly known as Ye, has sparked conversations once again with his recent lyrical nod to Taylor Swift in his new album, "Vultures". The song "Carnival" includes the line, "I mean since Taylor Swift/ since I had the Rollie on the wrist/ I’m the new Jesus, b****." This mention has led Ye to take to Instagram to clarify the intentions behind his words and address the longstanding perceptions surrounding his relationship with Swift.


In a characteristically bold all-caps post, Ye explained, "WHEN I SAID THAT I’M THE NEW JESUS B**** I WASN’T EVEN THINKING ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT THAT WAS A WHOLE LINE BEFORE BUT I APPRECIATE THE FREE PROMO." This clarification aims to detach the controversial line from any direct reference to Swift, highlighting that his focus was elsewhere in the lyric's context.


Further delving into their complicated history, Ye reminisced about past events where he supported Swift, particularly during the controversy over her masters. "REMEMBER I WAS ON TAYLOR’S SIDE WHEN SCOOTER BOUGHT HER MASTERS BEHIND HER BACK," he pointed out, affirming his respect for both Swift and Beyoncé as monumental inspirations in the music industry.


Addressing the fans directly, Ye made a playful yet pointed statement, "TO ALL TAYLOR SWIFT FANS I AM NOT YOUR ENEMY UUUM IM NOT YOUR FRIEND EITHER THOUGH LOL," navigating the fine line between camaraderie and conflict in their relationship.

Rumors of personal disputes reaching as far as the Super Bowl were also squashed by Ye. He clarified that leaving his seat was not due to any animosity but rather an opportunity to enjoy the event with his wife, marking her first Super Bowl experience. "MY WIFE HAD NEVER BEEN TO A SUPER BOWL SO I WANTED TO WALK AROUND AND HAVE A NICE TIME WE HAD SUCH A FUN DAY," Ye shared, providing a glimpse into his personal life and priorities.


The history between Kanye West and Taylor Swift has been a rollercoaster of public interactions, starting from the infamous 2009 MTV VMAs interruption. While there seemed to be a brief period of reconciliation, the waters turned turbulent again in 2016 over disagreements regarding the song "Famous."


Ye's recent Instagram post not only sheds light on his perspective on the ongoing dynamics with Swift but also invites fans and followers into a more nuanced understanding of celebrity relationships within the music industry. As both artists continue to evolve and address their shared history, it remains to be seen how their paths will intersect in the future.

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