Taylor Swift has refused to simply ‘Shake It Off’ and is reportedly furious with Kanye West over her ‘appearance’ in his new music video for ‘Famous’.
The bizarre video for his new song features a number of celebrity lookalikes who all appear nude (because Kanye life), including Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Tay-Tay herself.
All the celebrities in the vid – some of whom appeared as themselves and others by lookalikes, as Taylor was – lie in bed alongside Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian, in one of the most on the nose metaphors of all time.
And, perhaps unsurprisingly given their history, Swift is said to be pretty pissed off about the whole thing, the Mirror reports.
A source told HollywoodLife:
Taylor is livid and horrified. She didn’t know what to do when she heard about what Kanye did. She is bewildered, feels betrayed and is beyond frustrated with Kanye. It is like a complete nightmare.
Kanye has already fired back in a hastily deleted tweet, which reportedly read simply: “Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait“.
The song also features the line: “I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex, I made that bitch famous,” which had already infuriated Swift when it first appeared on Kanye’s newest album The Life of Pablo. However, Kim subsequently claimed that Taylor had approved the lyrics in a phone call with Kanye.
In response to that, one of Swift’s representatives said:
Kanye West asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term, ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift.
In contrast, Kanye, no doubt trying to be yet more controversial, has claimed that many of his celeb mates were actually unhappy that they weren’t featured in his new video.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, he said:
Guess what the response is when I show it to [my friends]? They want to be in the bed.
Sure they do, Kanye. Sure they do…