Taylor Swift was as shocked as her supporters to hear that Kanye West has dissed her in his new record Famous. The rapper name-checked the star when he premiered his entire The Life of Pablo album at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, with lyrics claiming that he had made Taylor famous.
TMZ had reported that Kanye called Taylor last month to give her a heads-up about the track – but that's not true, according to her rep.
Taylor Swift cautioned Kanye West over the 'strong misogynistic message' in Famous
"Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single 'Famous' on her Twitter account," the singer's spokesperson told HELLO! in a statement. "She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyrics, 'I made that b**** famous.'"
Taylor has yet to respond via her Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter accounts – but those closest to her have quickly rallied around.
Her younger brother Austin Swift was the first to comment, sharing a video of himself throwing his Yeezy trainers into the bin. "Getting a head start on some spring cleaning," he wrote in the caption. "Here we go again."
Model Gigi Hadid, who famously appeared in Taylor's Bad Blood video and is a member of her girl squad, was at the Yeezy show on Thursday. "My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music being played there," she later stated. "My friends know my loyalty."
Jaime King, who asked Taylor to be godmother to her son Leo, deleted her Instagram posts about Yeezy Season 3 after hearing the Famous lyrics. "I'm so sad right now & disappointed right now," she tweeted. "I stand by my sister. Always."