Austin Swift, brother of superstar Taylor, responded recently to hearing the new Kanye West album and shared his reaction on Instagram, where it promptly got shared all over the Web and garnered over 40,000 likes.
Swift filmed himself carrying a trash can into his room, where he threw away his pair of Yeezy sneakers. The caption reads, “Getting a head start on some spring cleaning. Here we go again.”
Those who had a listen to West’s new album probably already know what Swift was referring to: that lyric about West wanting to have sex with Taylor because he made her famous.
“For all my Southside n–gas who will know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why, I made that bitch famous, God damn, I made that bitch famous,” Kanye raps on the track “Famous”. The song doesn’t just have Austin upset; Taylor Swift’s group of famous friends are outraged, including Jamie King and Selena Gomez. However, one friend was spotted at a Kanye show recently dancing along to the song, and when fans called her out she noted that just because she’s enjoying the music, that doesn’t mean she agrees with the message.
My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 12, 2016
While Taylor Swift hasn’t commented on the song, her rep says that Kanye spoke with her about a month ago to tell her about the reference to her in the lyrics but left out the fact that he says “I made that bitch famous”.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”