Though there are debates as to whether Kanye West actually got Taylor Swiftâ€™s permission before penning the misogynous line about the pop star on his new album The Life of Pablo, one thing that is not up for debate is how singer/actress Bette Midler feels about the whole situation.
On the line in question, West references his infamous interruption of Swiftâ€™s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Music Awards, rapping on the track â€œFamous,â€ â€œI feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.â€
Midler, famous for her roles in the films The First Wives Club and The Stepford Wives, and her hit 1988 remake of â€œWind Beneath My Wings,â€ recently took to Twitter to blast the Chicago rap artist for having the gall publish that line.
â€œKanye called Taylor Swift a bitch but said itâ€™s a term of endearment. Well then, let me be the first to say, congrats on your album, bitch!,â€ she posted. Well then.
The line has been the source of much confusion since it was revealed a few days ago. West says he reached out to Swift to get her permission to run the line. But, according to Swiftâ€™s team, they warned West about â€œreleasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.â€ The statement also claims Swift was â€œnever made aware of the lyric, â€˜I made that bitch famous.â€™â€
Kanye, however is sticking with his story that the line was given a pass recently taking to Twitter to explain himself. â€œFirst thing is Iâ€™m an artist as and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship,â€ he posted. â€œ2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessing and she was cool with it. 3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings.â€
Kanye called Taylor Swift a bitch but said it’s a term of endearment. Well then, let me be the first to say, congrats on your album, bitch!