Kanye: Taylor Swift to-do was ‘beginning of the end of my life’


Kanye West jumps onstage after Taylor Swift won the “Best Female Video” award during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Kayne West has doubled down on his song “Famous.”

The rapper caught some heat for the lyrics “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that b**ch famous.” And at his first concert since the release of the album featuring the song, he defended his now-famous interruption of Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Performing in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday in support of his album “The Life of Pablo,” West told the audience that “Famous” helped end his writer’s block “’cause it’s something I wanted to say so bad that they told me I couldn’t say.”

(Warning: Video has some profanity)

“That night when I went on stage was the beginning of the end of my life,” West said of the VMA incident, in which he interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech to announce, “I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time!”

The fallout included Lady Gaga canceling their joint tour, the rapper said, when he “just said what everybody else was thinking.”

“And I had to fight every day for the rest of my life with the whole world turned against me for saying out loud what everyone else felt,” West said. “But that’s the job of the artist, of a true artist: not to be controlled by their finances, not to be controlled by perception, but only to be controlled by their truth.”

As fans chanted “Yeezy, Yeezy,” West asked to perform “Famous” again before launching into the tune for a second time.

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