Kanye West had a show in the Philippines this past weekend (April 9) where he performed for the Manila’s Paradise International Music Festival. At this performance he performed his part in the new Drake song “Popstyle” plus he performed “Famous” for the first time and let the crowd know some background information as to why he included the infamous Taylor Swift line in the song.
Kanye West and Taylor Swift have a funny history. After Kanye famously took to the MTV Video Award stage and stole the mic from Taylor to declare that Beyonce had the best video of all time, the two stars have been infamously linked. It was thought that the stars were now friends until Kanye dropped the line in his new song “Famous:” “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/why? I made that b**** famous.” Taylor didn’t seem to like the line like Kanye thought and gave him a slight subliminal shot at her Grammy award speech for Album of the Year. Well Ye is not letting the situation go. He let the crowd at the Manila’s Paradise International Music Festival know that the line cured his writers block and that he was just saying what everyone else was thinking. He told the crowd via Buzzfeed:
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.
Maybe Taylor will respond in a song.