Kanye West Performs “Famous” Three Times as Crowd Chants “F*!k Taylor Swift” in Nashville
Kanye West's Saint Pablo tour continues to float its way through the country, stopping in Nashville, Tenn. this past weekend (Sept. 24). The Music City has produced many famous artists, Taylor Swift among them, who moved to Nashville at the age of 14 to pursue country music. In the above clip, though, the crowd wastes no time piling on Swift as Kanye begins to perform "Famous," a "Fuck Taylor Swift" chant starting as Kanye resets the song for playback.
"This is why you should always say how you really feel," he says at the beginning of the two-plus minute clip. "Some people told me, you gotta take that line off the song," he later added. "This is what rap music is, this is what art is."
The blow up over that controversial "Famous" line seemed to have receded, even if the celebrity feud remains fresh in people's minds. In July, Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian, leaked videos via Snapchat showing that Kanye did in fact run the lyric by Swift, despite the singer's claim that she was totally caught off guard by it. In the time since, Kanye has been asked about Swift and her music, telling Harper’s Bazaar that he doesn't have a favorite song by the singer, Kim adding, "I was such a fan of hers.”
While it can perhaps be expected that a Kanye crowd would side with Kanye, the unsolicited chant is nonetheless surprising. Check video from the concert above.
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