Kanye West Says Writing “Famous” Broke His Writer’s Block
On the song "No More Parties in L.A," off Kanye West's new album The Life of Pablo, the Chicago rap star briefly raps about an issue he had with writer's block spitting, "I know some fans didn't think I'd write like this again, but the writer's block is over MCs cancel your plans." Now West is opening up more about his dry spell, revealing yesterday (April 9) that writing the song "Famous" and its controversial content is what brought him back to life lyrically.
Yeezy was performing in front of a huge crowd at The Paradise International Music Festival when he got on his soapbox and went into one of his infamous rants about the situation.
"What I wanted you to know the whole time, ya know. In the spirit of Nina Simone. In the spirit of real artists. This is the song that broke the writer's block for me," he said speaking about the Swizz Beatz and Rihanna collab where raps that he made that "bitch" Taylor Swift famous. "It's something I wanted to say so bad. And they told me I couldn't say it. That night when I went of stage was the begging of the end of my life...When I just said what everyone was thinking," he added, referring to the night when he snatched the mic from the pop star during her acceptance speech at the MTV Music Awards.
He went on to say, "If I get in trouble for saying the truth. What's being said the rest of the time? I had to fight every day of my life. With a whole world turned against me. For saying out loud what everyone else felt. But that's the job of an artist. A true artist. To never be controlled by their finances. Not to be controlled by perception. But only to be controlled by their truth."
Kanye West's perceived on truth on wax, that he made Swift famous that night, might seem right to the self-centered rapper, but it definitely stirred the pot and led to some interesting moments between 'Ye and Swift's camp after the single dropped.
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