Kanye West Blames Taylor Swift for His Music Not Being Played on the Radio
At this point, we don’t think the drama between Kanye West and Taylor Swift will ever die. The musicians briefly made up following the 2009 VMAs incident, but then the feud reignited after Ye released “Famous,” which the “Delicate” crooner did not like. Kim Kardashian later ~exposed~ Tay for giving her seal of approval prior to the tune’s release.
Shortly after the videos were released, 28-year-old addressed the situation saying she never heard the lyric where he called her “that bitch,” or heard the final song like he promised, and that it was “character assassination” for him and his family to paint her “as a liar.”
Tay faced tons of backlash as a result and basically disappeared from Hollywood for over a year, but the 40-year-old now says HE was actually the victim in the situation because radio stations wouldn’t play songs from his Life of Pablo album.
“Ever since the Taylor Swift moment, it has never been the same, the connection with radio,” he says in a candid interview with Charlamagne Tha God. “Whatever powers that be, it was much harder after that.”
— Complex (@Complex) May 1, 2018
He continues “If you’re one of the most famous people on the planet and people love your music and all the best artists in the world are coming to your concert…it seems like, okay, radio should just be in tact. And it might be just a piece of information that I was missing, that wasn’t being expressed to me that I didn’t understand. Because at the end of the day, someone was controlling it, and I didn’t understand it.”
The “Taylor Swift moment,” along with wife Kim being robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October 2016, led to the rapper being hospitalized in November 2016 for a mental breakdown.