Diss: Taylor Swift
Lyric: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous. God damn, I made that bitch famous."
West claims that Taylor Swift
owes her popularity to the infamous incident of him taking the mic from her at the 2009 MTV VMA's and shouting that Beyonce's video was better. West also claims Swift okay'd the lyric, which Swift refuted.
Track: "Feedback (2)"
Lyric: “PETA’s mad 'cause I got a jacket outta possum."
West dissed PETA back in 2012 with the song "Theraflu," sparking a feud with the animal rights organization. They responded that the rapper makes "caveman costumes."
Diss: The police
Lyric: “Hands up, we just doing what the cops taught us. Hands up, hands up, then the cops shot us.”
An obvious reference to protests against the police of Ferguson, MO. After teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police in August 2014, protesters adopted the mantra "Hands up, don't shoot!"
Diss: Kanye's Dad
Track: "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2"
Lyric: “Up in the morning, miss you bad. Sorry I ain’t called you back, the same problem my father had.”
West's father divorced his mother when West was only three and stayed in Atlanta; West and his mother moved to Chicago.
Diss: Ray J
Lyric: “I bet me and Ray would be friends. If we ain’t love the same bitch. Yeah, he might have hit it first. Only problem is I’m rich. 21 Grammys, superstar family. We the new Jackson, I’m all about that action.”
Ray J dated Kim Kardashian
for a brief time in the early 2000s, long enough to make the infamous sex tape that launched Kim to fame. Ray J's career, meanwhile, has steadily gone in the other direction.
Track: "Real Friends"
Lyric: “I had a cousin that stole my laptop that I was fuckin’ bitches on. Paid that nigga 250 thousand just to get it from him.”
The whole song refers to people who pretend to be friendly with West in order to get something from him. The actual lyric refers to a cousin who extorted money from West after stealing his laptop, an incident that's also referenced in "No More Parties in L.A."
Diss: Amber Rose (or Sumeke Rainey)
Track: "30 Hours"
Lyric: “My ex says she gave me the best years of her life. I saw a recent picture of her, I guess she was right.”
It's hard to pinpoint exactly which ex Kanye is referring to, but the internet has decided on Amber Rose as the most likely target since her and West's online sniping has lately reached an all-time high.
Diss: Gossip site MediaTakeOut
Track: "30 Hours (2)"
Lyric: “I wake up, assessin’ the damages. Checkin’ MediaTakeOut. Picture of me drunk walkin’ out with a bitch. But it’s blurry enough to get the fake out.”
West has previously lambasted the gossip site on Twitter, recently typing "Now - Media TakeOut - always remember that you dissed the collection that changed the world."
Diss: Monica Lewinsky
Track: "No More Parties in LA"
Lyric: “Any rumor you heard about me was true and legendary, I done got Lewinsky and paid secretaries.”
Maybe less of a diss than a casualty, as West has no problem throwing out Lewinsky's name to refer to a blow job.
Lyrics: “Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman.”
“If Nike didn’t have Drizzy [rapper Drake
], man they would have nothing.”
“Nike out here bad, they can’t give shit away.”
“Nike, Nike treat employees just like slaves."
"Gave LeBron a bill not to run away.”
After splitting with Nike over money disputes and signing with Adidas, Kanye is now saying that the classic Air Jordans can only compete with his new Yeezy line by using superstars Drake
and LeBron James