Kanye West’s controversial song “Famous” is finally getting a music video. The rapper announced that he will be dropping the visuals for the song Friday night.
Just like when he released his album, “The Life of Pablo,” Kim Kardashian’s husband is turning the video release of “Famous” into a huge event for fans. The video will debut June 24 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET) at the Forum in Inglewood, California. According to E! Online, tickets for the event go on sale Thursday via Ticketmaster and cost $25. Not many details about the event have been released, but Entertainment Weekly reported it will be similar to when he dropped his album at Madison Square Garden in February during his New York Fashion Week presentation for Yeezy Season 3.
For those fans who don’t live on the West Coast or can’t get tickets to West’s event, the rapper will be live-streaming everything on Tidal for members and nonmembers. The “Famous” music video will also remain on Tidal for one week following its release.
“Famous,” which was released in March, has caused a bit of drama because of a lyric West included about Taylor Swift. In the song, the 39-year-old rapper brings up his and Swift’s 2009 feud, saying: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that b---- famous.” West was referring to when he grabbed the microphone and interrupted Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards while she was giving an acceptance speech for best female video.
At the time, it was reported that Swift was upset over the lyric, while West tweeted that the “Blank Space” singer actually approved it and thought the line was “funny.” A rep for Swift told “Entertainment Tonight” that West did call the singer about the song but it was to discuss her tweeting a link to “Famous” on her personal Twitter account.
“Kanye did not call for approval but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account,” her rep said. “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 b---- famous.’”
During a recent GQ interview, Kardashian stuck up for her hubby, telling the magazine that she thinks Swift is trying to play “the victim.” According to the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star there’s “video proof” that West and Swift had a conversational about the lyric before he dropped the song. “She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t,” she said. “I swear, my husband gets so much s--- for things [when] he was really doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”