Kanye West Defends Taylor Swift Lyric in Twitter Spree: "Bitch Is an Endearing Term"

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Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 2015 VMAs

"I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings," West tweeted.

On Thursday unveiled his new album T.L.O.P., which features the line, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous."

One day after the heavily hyped Madison Square Garden performance, Kanye took to Twitter to defend the controversial Taylor Swift reference:

Prior to these tweets, a representative for Swift told Billboard she had cautioned West about "releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message" and that she was never told about the contentious lyric, "I made that bitch famous."

Billboard has reached out to a publicist for Swift for further comment on West’s latest series of tweets.

This article originally appeared on billboard.com.