It’s interesting. Whenever we regular folks have relationship problems, we tell a friend or family member. Some of us write in journals. Others just keep that stuff bottled in. But for musicians, well, it comes out in their music. Sometimes it comes out angry (see past Kanye joints), silly (any Taylor Swift track honestly), or brilliant (hey Adele!). But a bad breakup can always make for an interesting track, especially when it’s about an ex. Here are 11 songs by 11 artists about 11 famous exes (and in one case, an ex-boo’s family member).
Kanye West – Blame Game
Yeezy just might be the king of messy tracks about his ex-girlfriends. On his 808s & Heartbreak album, “Say You Will” was about his ex-fiancée Alexis Phifer. And while that was an interesting track, West’s most epic breakup song might be “Blame Game” about Amber Rose. When he wasn’t calling her a liar, he was admitting that at a time he was satisfied “being in love with a lie.” And if that wasn’t enough, he got Chris Rock on the track to deliver a vulgar (yet well done) psudeo-phone conversation with a woman with a voice close to Rose’s who to answer every question about why she’s so dope at everything she does for her new man, exclaims, “Yeezy Taught Me.”