The notorious sequence in the 2016 music video showed Kanye lying shirtless in bed next to dummies of several topless people, including Taylor.
He was heaped with opprobrium for the music video, as well as for the song’s provocative lyrics, in which he said of Taylor: ‘I made that b**** famous.’
FKA Twigs posted a new Instagram album this week looking back on her year, including her travels to such locales as Berlin, Ibiza, Prague and Big Sur.
Her retrospective included footage that panned across a white bed where FKA Twigs lay beside a few of her friends, among them the musician Eartheater.
Taylor Swift fans lambasted FKA Twigs for an Instagram video that bore a striking resemblance to an infamous scene in Kanye West ‘s Famous video
The notorious sequence in the 2016 music video showed Kanye lying shirtless in bed next to dummies of several topless people, including Taylor and Kim Kardashian
FKA Twigs posted a new Instagram album this week looking back on her year, including her travels to such locales as Berlin, Ibiza, Prague and Big Sur
Her retrospective included footage that panned across a white bed where FKA Twigs lay beside a few of her friends, among them the musician Eartheater
The clip was eerily reminiscent of the shot in Kanye’s Famous video where dummies of several undressed people were seen beside him in bed.
One of them was Taylor, whom Kanye had feuded with in the past, and one of the others was his then-wife Kim Kardashian.
Some social media users took aim at FKA Twigs for her new video, including one who wrote: ‘when music flops they hop on taylor clout… fka twigs is so weird for this.’
‘Jealousy is real. Twigs is NOTHING BUT DRAMA. She’s always causing trouble, no one wants anything to do with her,’ wrote another.
‘Her life’s that bad she try’s to drag others down to her level. She knows how much that hurt Taylor she’s the type who pours SALT in wounds she enjoys seeing people hurt,’ the X user sensationally alleged.
Some of the other X posts even took aim at FKA Twigs’ allegations that her ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf physically abused and sexually battered her.
‘FKA twigs making fun of taylor swift’s revenge porn situation with kanye while being an advocate against sexual abuse is so hypocritical,’ wrote one.
‘Really rich of Twigs to mock something that brought so much stress and problems for Taylor, yet she had no problem destroying Shia Labeoufs career and getting his wife blacklisted,’ snapped another.
Some social media users took aim at FKA Twigs for her new video, including one who wrote: ‘when music flops they hop on taylor clout… fka twigs is so weird for this’
Some social media users leapt to FKA Twigs’ defense, while others sat back and marveled at the feud between the two songstresses’ fanbases
Shia’s wife Mia Goth has not publicly claimed to have been blackballed from the industry – and in fact, since Shia’s scandal, she has starred in the horror movie Pearl and been showered with critical acclaim for her performance.
FKA Twigs had some defenders as well, such as one who wrote on X: ‘smart people are siding with FKA twigs today because she literally did nothing and swifties are making a pathetic attempt to victimise their fav as if twigs set out to get “clout” off of taylor and to inact some “revenge porn”‘.
Famous, which was included on Kanye’s album The Life OF Pablo, featured his unforgettable jab at Taylor: ‘I made the b**** famous.’
The line was a reference to the explosive start of their feud in 2009, when Kanye bounded up onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards and cut off Taylor’s acceptance speech in order to shower praise on Beyoncé.
When Famous dropped in 2016, Taylor and her Swifties were quick to take umbrage, prompting Kim to enter the fray.
Kim publicly denounced Taylor as a ‘snake’ for claiming she had no idea that Kanye would use the line: ‘I made that b*** famous.’
At that time, Kim leaked a video of Kanye’s phone call to Taylor in which he floated her his lyric: ‘I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.’
The video suggested Taylor had lied about not being warned about the song, and she received a massive public blowback as a result.
The feud began in 2009, when Kanye bounded up onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards and cut off Taylor’s acceptance speech in order to shower praise on Beyoncé
Her social media battering is thought to be part of the reason that Taylor subsequently took a hiatus from music.
She made her grand return in 2017 with her score-settling song Look What You Made Me Do, whose music video made multiple scathing references to the ‘Kimye’ feud.
At one point Taylor mimes shooting a gun while sitting in a tub filled with diamonds – in a moment believed to be a joke about Kim’s Paris robbery, when the reality star was thrown bound and gagged into the bath as the burglars seized her jewelry.
Early in 2020 as the COVID-19 lockdowns swept America, the feud bubbled up again when a fuller video emerged of Kanye’s phone call with Taylor about Famous.
Over the course of the video, Kanye fails to consult Taylor on the use of he word ‘b***h’ or the suggestion that he ‘made her famous.’
The Swifties seized on the video as proof that their idol had been vindicated, and the clamor on social media became so intense that Kim issued a response.
Kim accused Taylor of ‘lying’ and sneered at her for deciding ‘to reignite an old exchange – that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now.’
She claimed: ‘“To be clear, the only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that “Kanye never called to ask for permission…” They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word “b****” was used without her permission.
Taylor’s feud with Kim and Kanye included multiple digs at them in her 2017 music video for her single Look What You Made Me Do
In the Look What You Made Me Do video, Taylor mimes shooting a gun while sitting in a tub filled with diamonds – in a moment believed to be a joke about Kim’s Paris robbery
Kim added: ‘At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she “declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.”‘
She doubled down: ‘The lie was never about the word b****, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation.’
However, at the time of the original Famous controversy back in 2016, a spokeswoman for Taylor had told a rather different story.
‘Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,’ she explained. ‘Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, “I made that b**** famous.”‘