Famous (Kanye West song)

2016 single by Kanye West

Famous is a hip-hop song by American rapper Kanye West. It is the lead single in his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo. The song also features vocals from Barbadian singer Rihanna.[1] This song has been a part of the Kanye West-Taylor Swift feud, as it contains these lyrics that insult American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift because of West's interruption of Swift's 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and the aftermath:[2]

For all my South Side niggas that know me best
I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
Why? I made that bitch famous
I made that bitch famous.[3]


  1. "Kanye West's bewildering, frustrating 'Pablo'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  2. "Kanye West Defends Controversial Taylor Swift 'Famous' Lyric". Archived from the original on 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2022-12-30.
  3. Yoo, Noah (18 July 2016). "Kim Kardashian Leaks Video Confirming Taylor Swift Signed Off on Kanye's Infamous "Famous" Line". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 19 July 2016.