Many people were surprised during the unveiling of Kanye West’s new album “The Life of Pablo” when he made reference to one day having sex with Taylor Swift.
“For all my Southside niggas that 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 in “Famous.”
Almost as soon as the song dropped, fans and friends of Swift ran to her defense, and blasted Kanye for what some perceived as sexist lyrics.
Swift’s younger brother Austin was one of the first to show his support for his sister in a video posted to Instagram where he throws away his pair of Kanye designed sneakers.
“Getting a head start on some spring cleaning,” Austin Swift captions the video.
“Here we go again.”
Gigi Hadid, whose older sister Bella currently dates Kanye collaborator The Weeknd, was in attendance for the concert and was as shocked as anyone about the diss.
“My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there,” Hadid writes on Instagram.
“My friends know of my loyalty.”
Shortly after the song was released, TMZ reported that Swift had given Kanye the all clear to use the lyric.
Hours later a statement reportedly from Swift’s management made the rounds which disagreed with that notion.
Among the famous names that defended swift was model Ruby Rose, who was struggling with her friendships with both artists.
“Too many lines crossed. If I put myself in the shoes of the women he has hurt recently. Victims of Bill Cosby, The Slut shaming, Amber,” Rose writes on Twitter.
“And now my dear friend Taylor.. Right before another huge moment for her.. Can I still support him and call myself a feminist? A friend? No.”