I’ve been ‘helpful’ to Taylor Swift’s career – Kanye hits out at singer’s fans trying to sabotage his album 

Stephen Nartey February 16, 2024
Kanye West performing at the Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch Event on October 24, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ Kenny Sun

Rapper Kanye West is questioning the motive behind the actions of Taylor Swift fans which left him wondering whether they are heartless. He accused them of sabotaging his brand new album “Vultures 1” the No. 1 slot on the Billboard charts.

The dispute emerged after a fan declared a “Swiftie emergency” on social media, suggesting Beyonce’s new single could surpass West’s album on the charts.

“SWIFTIE EMERGENCY,” read the tweet from the now-private account. “Beyonce’s new single ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ is challenging Kanye West for #1 debut on Billboard Hot 100.” The devoted Taylor Swift fan suggested buying and streaming Beyonce’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” to prevent West from securing the top spot on the charts, as reported by the New York Post.

West, 46, in response, posted a screenshot of the tweet on his Instagram and criticized the user. “When I said that I’m the new Jesus b–ch I wasn’t even thinking about Taylor Swift,” West ranted on Instagram. “That was a whole line before but I appreciate the free promo.””

The rapper, referring to mentioning Travis Kelce in “Vultures 2” said his new music is “super positive and fun” and “triumphant”. He admitted that last year was a challenging one for him and his loved ones in the aftermath of his anti-Semitic remarks, including being banned from hotels and restaurants, and ousted from companies.

West contended that he supported Swift during her dispute with former manager Scooter Braun, stating that both Swift and Beyonce have inspired him musically. He denied being an enemy to Swift fans but also clarified that he is not their friend.

“I’m sure I’ve been far more helpful to Taylor Swift’s career than harmful,” West proclaimed. “To all Taylor Swift fans, I am not your enemy uuum I’m not your friend either though lol.”

The Donda rapper also used the opportunity to dismiss rumors of him and his wife being ejected from a suite by Swift during the 2024 Super Bowl. “I didn’t get kicked out of the Super Bowl,” he added, claiming that he left to go and visit other friends.

West’s Instagram post follows closely on the heels of his mention of Swift in his latest track, “Carnival.”

“Why she say she sucked my d–k / Then she say she ain’t sucked my d–k / She gon’ take it up the a– like a ventriloquist / I made six Taylor Swift since I had the Rollie on the wrist,” West raps.

The rapper’s reference to Swift sparked a flurry of backlash from several social media users.

“Taylor Swift was his target twice and has successfully moved on from both events and thrived. Meanwhile, Kanye feels the need to name-drop her every time he needs clout and attention,” one user on X claimed.

“Kanye West still unironically thinking he made Taylor Swift famous is so … like if you’re the one using her name in songs TWICE because you’re desperate for attention, I don’t think you’re as relevant as you think you are,” a second person added.

West’s feud with Swift originated in 2009 when he interrupted her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, claiming Beyoncé deserved the award instead.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: February 16, 2024


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