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Two days before Mr. West played "Pablo" for the world at a Feb. 11 fashion show at Madison Square Garden, he held a listening session for friends, family and representatives of his record label. The next day, a Reddit user began a thread titled, "Rumor: Kanye West is going to diss Taylor Swift on his new album." The post went on to detail the opening lines from "Famous:" "I feel like Taylor Swift still owe me sex/Why? I made that bitch famous." He also made an insulting reference to Amber Rose, an ex-girlfriend.

But the "Famous" Mr. West played at Madison Square Garden two days later was different. The reference to Ms. Rose was gone, and the line about Ms. Swift was clunkier: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex." (The "owe me sex" conceit was a callback to Mr. West's verse on Young Jeezy's 2008 hit "Put On.")

So had Mr. West toned down the lyrics? The answers weren't clear until Thursday, when a demo version of the first verse of "Famous" leaked online, with the lyrics as the Reddit user reported them. That means that at some point, quite possibly between the night of Feb. 9 and the afternoon of Feb. 11, Mr. West decided to soften the blow.

Link to said thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/TaylorSwift/comments/454amd/rumor_kanye_west_is_going_to_diss_taylor_swift_on/
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