Kanye caught a lot of backlash for the lyrics about Taylor Swift, and many felt he was out of line.
However, Swizz Beatz claims the reaction was what he really wanted.
Business Insider writes:
Swizz Beatz is listed as a producer on “Ultralight Beams” and is a featured vocalist on “Famous,” arguably West’s most infamous song on the album.
“Famous” instantly sparked a sharp reaction for its unflattering reference to Taylor Swift. Early in the song, West mentions Taylor and says, “I made that b—- famous.”
The outraged reactions were expected, though, Swizz Beatz said.
“That’s what Kanye wanted to do,” he said. “If he didn’t get that reaction, something would be wrong. You know the lights are on and it’s showtime when you get that reaction, like, ‘Oh, that’s Kanye. Here we go.'”