Kanye West has defended the lyrics of his new track Famous, claiming Taylor Swift came up with the controversial section in which the rapper proclaims: “I made that bitch famous.”

After the premiere of West’s album The Life of Pablo at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, a row erupted over the lyric, with Swift’s US spokesperson insisting the singer was not happy about it, and her brother and friends making their unhappiness known on social media.

According to West, who responded to criticism via Twitter today, the lyric in question – “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous” – was approved by both his wife, Kim Kardashian, and Swift herself.

“First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship,” said West.

“2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it,” he added. “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.”

(Source – guardian.co.uk)