Kanye West Namedrops Taylor Swift In His New Song, After She Said His Last Attempt 'Took Her Down Psychologically'

Kanye West Namedrops Taylor Swift Again After She Said His Last Attempt 'Took Her Down Psychologically'

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By Favour Adegoke on February 10, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST

Controversial rapper Kanye West has once again namedropped singer Taylor Swift in a new song after his last attempt psychologically took a toll on her.

West sparked a bitter feud with the pop star when he referenced her in his song and called her a "b----" but claimed he had asked her permission.

It comes after Ozzy Osbourne and his wife slammed the rapper for sampling his band's hit song "War Pigs" without permission.

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Kanye West Namedrops Taylor Swift Again

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During his "Vultures" album listening party in New York on Friday, one of West's new songs on the project saw him reference Swift's name, bringing back memories of their infamous spat eight years ago.

In his 2016 track titled "Famous," West sang, "For all my South Side n---- that know me best/ I feel like me and Taylor might still have s--/ Why? I made that b--- famous."

For his new song "Carnival," off his joint music project with Ty Dolla $ign, the controversial rapper included Swift's name alongside other celebrities like Bill Cosby and Elon Musk.

West sand, "She gon' take it up the a--, like a ventriloquist/ I mean since Taylor Swift since I had a Rollie on the wrist / I'm the new Jesus, b--- / I turned water into Kris / This for what they did to Chris / They can't do s--- with this."

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He also rapped, "Now I'm Ye Kelly, b---- / Now I'm Bill Cosby, b---- / Now I'm Puff Daddy rich / That's Me Too rich."

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Taylor Swift Didn't Like Kanye West's Last Namedropping Attempt

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West referencing Swift in 2016 annoyed the "Bad Blood" hitmaker, as it featured lyrics that referred to her in a derogatory manner, leading to a public fallout between the two artists.

The music video also depicted a naked Swift lying next to West alongside other celebrities, with his then-wife, Kim Kardashian, on the other side.

The "Donda" rapper claimed to have sought Swift's blessing on the lyrics, but the songstress denied it, noting that she never permitted him to refer to her as a "b----."

The feud escalated further when West's then-wife, Kim Kardashian, released a recording of a phone call between them, seemingly suggesting that Swift had given her blessing for the controversial lyrics.

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However, Swift maintained that the recording was edited and did not show the full context of the conversation.

During a recent interview with Time magazine, the pop star got candid about the moment, noting it affected her psychologically and made her fear she could lose her career.

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Taylor Swift Said It Affected Her Psychologically

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Last December, the pop star opened up about the effect West's antics had on her, likening the public criticism she faced to a "career death" while noting that her career "was taken away from" her.

The Grammy-winning singer subtly brandished West and Kardashian as "trash" and went on to slam the reality TV star for "taking her down psychologically."

"You have a fully manufactured frame job, in an illegally recorded phone call, which Kim Kardashian edited and then put out to say to everyone that I was a liar," Swift told Time.

"That took me down psychologically to a place I've never been before. I moved to a foreign country. I didn't leave a rental house for a year. I was afraid to get on phone calls," the Grammy Award-winning singer added.

She went on to disclose that it made her push "most people in my life" away because she "didn't trust anyone anymore."

"I thought that moment of backlash was going to define me negatively for the rest of my life," she explained.

The feud between Swift, West, and Kardashian notably marked the birth of her most rebellious and controversial album to date, "Reputation."

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Sharon Osbourne Slams Kanye West For Sampling Ozzy's Song

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West was recently embroiled in a heated rift with the Osbournes after he sampled the rock star's hit song "War Pigs" for a track in his upcoming "Vultures" album.

Ozzy took to X to slam and distance himself from West because of his past anti-semitic remarks. He noted that although West asked for permission, he refused because the "All of The Lights" rapper is "an anti-semite and has caused untold heartache to many."

"He went ahead and used the sample anyway at his album listening party last night. I want no association with this man!" Ozzy added.

Sharon then doubled down on her husband's comment and said West "f----d with the wrong Jew" and also called the rapper "a pig" and a "disrespectful anti-Semite" who "represents hate."

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