By: Jacob Williams
Kanye West allowed fans to listen his new album The Life of Pablo a day before he was expected to release it via livestream concert through Tidal, a music app that allows you to listen to music with a subscription. He also took the opportunity to unveil his new upcoming clothing line, Season 3. All this happened at the Madison Square Garden which sold out in only ten minutes after going on sale.
The show where Mr. West played through his whole album and a few other songs generated plenty of controversy, especially with Taylor Swift who West says knew about the show after having an hour long phone call with her. Others sources say her entourage did not approve of the show. Even Swift’s brother posted a video on Instagram showing him throwing away a pair of Yeezy’s Boost, a shoe line that generally sells for $1,000 to $3,000.
The song at the center of the controversy is called “Famous,” where West says “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that (expletive) famous.” West insists that he had her approval.
Firing back at West, when Swift won album of the year at the Grammy’s, she threw a little shade at him during her speech. She said, “As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
Before this happened, the infamous Martin Shkreli who is notorious for raising the price of AIDS medicine 5,000 percent, offered Kanye West $10,000,000 for his album. He then raised his offer to $15,000,000 and he thought he had a deal from an associate of Kanye’s named Daquan, but can you ever trust a guy over the internet named Daquan? No, he ended up scamming Martin Shkreli for the$15,000,000, which Martin is trying to get back and will try to use legal force. West ended up releasing The Life of Pablo on Tidal and it will only ever be up on Tidal.