Taylor Swift‘s brother Austin made his opinion known when he recorded himself throwing his Yeezy merch in the bin in reaction to Kanye‘s lyric about his sister at a recent Madison Square Garden performance.
While debuting his new album and Yeezy Season 3 fashion collection, West delivered the following line from new track Famous: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b*tch famous.”
Kanye West's diss track to Taylor Swift…I'm disgusted. pic.twitter.com/ujscH3LA09
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 12, 2016
Of course, we all know about Tay and ‘Ye’s tense public relationship, starting with Kanye’s famous interruption as Swift was accepting an award at the 2009 VMAs. It seemed like things had settled down, but, well, here we are.
According to TMZ however, Swift apparently approved the line in advance after Kanye called her to explain that it was a joke. This is according to those ubiquitous “sources”, keep in mind.
Though it seems like not everyone in the Swift camp was in on the joke. “Getting a head start on some spring cleaning,” Austin wrote in the caption of his Instagram video, as he threw his Yeezy shoes in the garbage one by one. “Here we go again.”
Taylor has yet to respond to Kanye’s jibe, but her boyfriend Calvin Harris also posted a hearty ‘LOL’ in response to Austin’s Instagram post. Here we go again, indeed.
why yeezy diss tay tay
— Aus Gov Just Googled (@GovGoogles) February 12, 2016
UPDATE: Taylor Swift’s publicist has reportedly issued a statement (see below) saying that she was not made aware of the exact lyric.”Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account,” reads the statement. “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous’.”