Yeezy’s Saint Pablo Tour touched down in Nashville, Tennessee over the weekend, and he took full advantage of the situation.
The “Faded” rapper wanted to make sure the sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd was Team West – and not Team Swiftie. FYI: Nashville is Taylor Swift’s beloved hometown.
Early into his set, West had his band play the first two verses of his controversial song “Famous” three times in a row and called upon the crowd to sing back the opening lyrics. To refresh your memory, the lyrics go: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that b*tch famous / I made that b*tch famous.”
As the crowd roared back, West continued to encourage his fans from his floating platform stage: “So many people told me, ‘You’ve gotta take that line out of the song. You gotta play it safe.’ This is what rap music is; this is what art is.”
Needless to say the crowd was into it and began to chant “f**k Taylor Swift” in unison. Watch the fan captured footage below.
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West’s and Swift’s on going feud stems back to the 2009 MTV VMAs when he stole the microphone from her. The two had reconciled last year and remained on friendly terms until West released “Famous” in February. When Swift publicly denied her approval over the misogynistic lyric, Kim Kardashian leaked the phone conversation showing otherwise.