West's new album The Life of Pablo debuted at the Yeezy Season 3 show on Thursday
The show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, which Tidal streamed live, doubled as the debut of West’s new album, The Life of Pablo. True to form, the rapper doesn’t shy away from drama in his new lyrics. Taylor Swift, Ray J, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are among the names dropped in West’s new songs. Read on for the most notable – and surprising – mentions.
1. Taylor Swift
“For all my Southside n—-s who will 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,” West raps in a song alluding to that time he interrupted Swift’s speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs. (The musicians have since buried the hatchet.)
Swift’s brother Austin was quick to respond, sharing an Instagram of himself tossing his Yeezy sneakers in the trash. “Getting a head start on some spring cleaning. Here we go again,” he wrote, never directly referencing West’s lyric.
2. Ray J
In another jam, West says, “Me and Ray J could be friends if we ain’t love the same b—-. Yeah, he mighta hit it first, only problem is I’m rich.” Ray J, of course, infamously appears in Kim Kardashian‘s sex tape, which was leaked in 2007 – years before West and Kardashian married.
3. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna