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Taylor Swift's squad responds to Kanye's new diss

Taylor Swift's brother Austin and close friend Gigi Hadid are among the pop star's close confidants responding to Kanye West's diss against the singer in his new track.

The hip-hop star unveiled his new Yeezy Season 3 clothing line and much-anticipated album T.L.O.P. (The Life of Pablo) during his New York Fashion Week presentation on Thursday (11Feb16), and one line in a new song he debuted really caught the attention of fans around the world.


In the song, he raps, "For all my Southside n**gas who will know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that b**ch famous / God damn / I made that b**ch famous."


The line in question references Kanye's unforgettable stage invasion at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when he grabbed the mic from a stunned Swift and protested her first ever VMA win for Female Video of the Year.


Kanye and Taylor appeared to have put the feud behind them last year (15), when Swift presented the rap star with the Video Vanguard Award.


Ironically, two of Swift's best friends, supermodels Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid were in the audience at Madison Square Garden when he played the song, and Hadid, who is also close friends with West's sister-in-law Kendall Jenner, later took to Twitter.com to assure fans she didn't approve of the rapper's lyrics.


She wrote, "My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty."


Kloss had somewhat of a cryptic response, by posting a photo of herself wearing West's popular Yeezy sneakers, and added the caption, "On to the next one".


Meanwhile, Swift's brother Austin took to Instagram and shared a video of himself throwing his own pair of Yeezy shoes into the trash, and writing, "Getting a head start on some spring cleaning. Here we go again."


The high-profile fashion show/listening party at the famed venue sold out in a matter of minutes, while 20 million fans from around the world tuned in to the exclusive live stream of the event on Jay Z's music streaming site Tidal.