NASHVILLE: American rapper Kanye West’s new album, The Life Of Pablo, has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and American pop superstar Taylor Swift. The album that debuted on February 11 included a song called, Famous, in which he called the Bad Blood singer a “b***h” and said he made her famous.

On his Twitter account, he said the lyrics was not an insult. “I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her,” he wrote.

“I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings,” he wrote.

Tree Paine, Swift’s publicist, said in a statement that West did not ask Swift for approval.

“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account,” the statement said.

“She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric.”

West defended his use of the word “b***h”, saying it was an endearing term in hip hop.