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Kanye West Responds to Taylor Swift, Continues to Make Less and Less Sense

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Welp, there's another update in the ongoing Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift feud. Allow me to briefly catch you up. Kanye, who seemed to have recently made up with Taylor over that whole speech interruption at the 2009 VMAs, included a lyric in his new single claiming he “might still have sex” with Taylor and that he “made that bitch famous.”

Kanye and Taylor then released contradictory statements about whether Taylor approved of the lyric beforehand, with Kanye even going so far as to suggest that Taylor thought of it herself. Taylor then made an obvious reference to Kanye during her Album of the Year Grammys speech. To top things off, a leaked audio recording from Kanye's SNL gig over the weekend includes him calling her a “fake ass.” It's a lot.

Earlier this week at LAX, Kanye was asked by a paparazzo whether he thought Taylor should show him more respect, and he responded “no.” Then things got weird, as they're wont to do when Kanye West is the one speaking.

“It’s like, I want the best for that person, but there’s people going through real issues out here. There’s people out of work. There’s people in debt that can’t make it out of the debt. There’s people that’s in debt that don’t have a shoe. There’s people that are in debt that don’t have a hit album out also — you know what I’m saying? And I just feel like the media tries to make this ongoing story and everything for hits … I don’t think people care about me or her in that way. People care about their families, their kids. If you like my music, listen to it. If you like her music, listen to it.”

I'm sorry, there's a lot to absorb here and I'm gonna need a minute. First of all, can he really not say Taylor Swift's name now? He has to call her “that person”? Then there's all the stuff about the debt. In case you missed it, Kanye admitted on Twitter that he's $53 million in debt and insisted that Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page of Google should help him, because he needs the money to create more “dope shit.”

So is he saying we should stop focusing on his feud with Taylor Swift and start focusing on giving him money? Or that we should focus on giving it to people who, like he says, don't have hit albums? Or that we should focus on our kids and our families? I'm just a little confused, because previously he said we should care more about him than about poor children in Africa. I just don't know who to throw my money at anymore.

Also, is it too early declare “There's people that's in debt that don't have a shoe” as the best quote of 2016?

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