Kanye West's 'Famous' Demo Leaked, Reveals Different Lyrics on Taylor Swift and Amber Rose
On Thursday, an earlier recording of West’s song surfaced online, and the controversial lyrics involving the “Shake It Off” singer and his ex Amber Rose contrast from what the rapper changed them to in the final version of the track.
“I feel like Taylor Swift still owe me sex / I made that bitch famous,” West is heard rapping on the demo. He then repeats part of the verse but subs in Rose’s name. “I feel like Amber Rose still owe me sex / Why? I made that bitch famous / Not really, but somewhat famous,” he raps.
After the song was released in February (“For all my Southside n—– who know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that bitch famous,” read the lyrics in the final version), Swift’s rep told PEOPLE, “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account” and that the singer “declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message” and “was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”
Earlier this summer, Kardashian West leaked edited snippets on Snapchat of a phone call between her husband and Swift during which the singer appears to approve of West’s “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex” lyric. At the time, a West source said Swift “was playing the victim.”
However, a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE exclusively the demo is revealing. “Now you know why Kim only posted an edited three minutes of video footage to Snapchat and not the hour-long conversation that they had,” says the source.
Swift defended herself on Instagram after Kardashian West leaked the audio, saying she was never told West would call her “that bitch” in his song. “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened … Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination,” she wrote.
Rose also appeared to slam West’s lyrics after the song was released, telling The Daily Beast, “everything I’ve done … is my own doing, and I’ve worked my f—ing ass off for everything I have.”