Regarding how Swift reacted to West's "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b***h famous" line, the 45-year-old rapper-producer tells The Daily Beast, "I think artists are artists, and she should really chill out. It’s not that serious."
"She has an awesome career, and she don't need to be fighting with another awesome artist," he continues. "Freedom of speech is alive and well -- or should be -- and she shouldn't be going out there complaining about not clearing this."
Havoc claims that West was just giving Swift "props," and he wasn't intentionally trying to "diss" her.
"Some people are a little too sensitive for the game but this is the game that we’re in. There's no time for soft skin -- and I'm not just saying that because she's a female," he says. "Everyone has to display tough skin for this industry since everyone is gonna come at you, and you might like it or you might not."
The interview comes just over a month after new video clips leaked on YouTube that revealed even more of the viral phone call between West and Swift over the lyrics, which was first leaked by the rapper's wife, Kim Kardashian West, via Snapchat. In the clips, West can be heard telling Swift he wants to use the "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex" lyric, but doesn't mention the "I made that b***h famous" line.
"I'm glad it's not mean though," Swift can be heard in the the clips, responding to West. "It doesn’t feel mean, but like, oh my god, the build-up you gave it. I thought it was gonna be like that stupid dumb b***h, like, but it’s not."
At the time, Swift addressed the new video clips via Instagram Stories.