Kanye West has said he "did not diss" Taylor Swift in his latest track Famous, in which he claims to be responsible for her success and that Swift "gave her blessing" for the line to be included.

The new song, which features cameos from Rihanna and Swizz Beatz, features the lines: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, yeah I made that b***h famous."

Swift's spokesperson released a statement about the lyrics, denying reports that Swift knew about and had approved the lyrics in the track, saying: "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. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b***h famous.'"

Kanye has since taken to Twitter to address the controversy himself, kicking off another multi-tweet Twitter rant, beginning with, "I did not diss Taylor Swift and I've never dissed her..."

He added that Swift had found the lyrics funny when he ran them by her, and that his wife Kim Kardashian was also a fan.

"2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it... 3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings."

According to West, Swift is the one that actually came up with the lyrics with the rapper continuing to say, "5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea… it’s actually something Taylor came up with…

"She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s [sic] name I will keep out of this and she told him... I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS"

West then moved on from tweeting about Swift and asked people to "stop trying to demonize real artists" complaining that music has become too "watered down".

During the rant he also expressed his ambition to become the creative director of luxury brand Hermes, described his fashion show at Madison Square Garden as like a scene from gangland film The Warriors and revealed an extended track list for his new album.

While Swift has not yet addressed the incident on Twitter, members of her squad Ruby Rose, Jaime King and Gigi Hadid expressed their distaste at the lyrics.

Hadid was present at the unveiling of Kanye's new album, The Life of Pablo, at a listening part at New York's Madison Square Garden on Thursday (February 11), however she tweeted that her attendance does not mean she agrees with "everything being said in the music playing there."

The pair are no strangers to public altercations, after Kanye famously interrupted Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs in 2009 to claim that Beyoncé was more deserving of the award.

However, Swift seemed to bury the hatchet last August when she presented Kanye with a lifetime achievement award, saying: "We've had a lot of time to talk about a lot of different things. Something you may not know is that College Dropout is the first album me and my brother ever bought on iTunes when I was 12 years old."

Kanye also famously sent Swift a cube of his signature white flowers in September, soon after he announced his plans to run for President in 2020, which made fans believe that the pair had well and truly settled their differences. Swift shared a picture of the flowers on her Instagram account and it went on to become the second most-liked image on the site for 2015.