Kim Kardashian Has Responded to the Resurfaced Taylor Swift-Kanye West Feud Footage
A video was leaked on the weekend that appeared to tell the full story of the in-"Famous" 2016 phone call between Taylor Swift and Kanye West. You remember "Famous" — the song where Kanye referenced his fraught relationship with Taylor Swift, ongoing since he interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs to say that Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" was one of the best videos of all time.
In the song, Kanye rapped: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b*tch famous." When the song was released, a spokesperson for Taylor said that "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*tch famous.'"
But in a Snapchat shared by Kim later that year, Taylor seemed to give her approval to the song, and was heard saying: "Go with whatever line you think is better. It's obviously very tongue in cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that's really nice!"
Now in the new, longer video, Kanye runs certain lyrics by Taylor, but never the line, "I made that b*tch famous."
Taylor on Instagram this morning urged fans to donate to charity, as she has been, while the COVID-19 crisis rages on. "Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that leaked, proving that I was telling the truth the whole time about *That call* (you know, the one that was illegally record, that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family, and fans through hell for 4 years) . . . SWIPE UP to see what really matters".
But Kim has not taken the moment lying down. On Twitter, she wrote that Taylor had "chosen to reignite an old exchange", which "feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now". She went on to accuse Taylor of lying.
"The only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that 'Kanye never called to ask for permission . . . ' They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the world 'bitch' was used without her permission," she clarified.
"At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement her team said she 'declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.' The lie was never about the word bitch, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation."
She then claimed that she never edited the footage, but just chose to only post a few clips on Snapchat to make a point. "Kanye has documented the making of all of his albums for his personal archive, however has never released any of it for public consumption & the call between the two of them would have remained private or would have gone in the trash had she not lied & forced me to defend him."
She closed her thread with the statement: "This will be the last time I speak on this because honestly, nobody cares. Sorry to bore you all with this. I know you are all dealing with more serious and important matters."
Read all of Kim Kardashian's tweets below.