Kim Kardashian has released what she says is Taylor Swift agreeing to the lyrics in Kanye West’s song ‘Famous’
The reality star released the video of Kanye West on the phone to Taylor where he recited the lyrics to his song Famous and she told him ‘ I mean go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way.’
Taylor has hit back by claiming that she never heard the use of the word ‘that bitch’ when Kanye recited the lyrics, which technically wasn’t heard on the recordings Kim posted to Snapchat.
Back in February when the song was released, Taylor released a statement condemning Kanye which he responded to by tweeting that Swift had approved the line well before it was released.
She then offered (what many assumed to be) a not so veiled dig at the rapper during her Grammy awards acceptance speech.
“And as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to the young woman out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
She didn’t mention the use of ‘bitch’ in her speech but did refer to the line it was used in as she hit back at Kanye for claiming he made her famous.
Full Taylor Swift/Kanye West transcript
Kanye West: You still got the Nashville number?
Taylor Swift: I still have the Nashville um, area code but I had to change it.
KW: For all my southside n***** that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.
TS: I’m like this close to over exposure…
KW: Oh well this this one, I think this is a really cool thing to have, uh…
TS: I know, I mean it’s like a compliment kind of.
KW: All I give a fuck about is just you as a person and as a friend I want things that make…
TS: That’s sweet.
KW: I don’t want to do rap that makes people feel bad.
TS: Um, yeah I mean 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.
KW: Yeah, I just had a responsibility to you as a friend, you know, and thanks for being like so cool about it.
TS: Aw thanks. Yeah I really appreciate it. The heads up is soo nice, and I really appreciate it and I never would’ve expected you to tell me about a line in one of your songs. And the flowers that you sent me, I like Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten it was like 2.7…
KW: Relationships are more important than punchlines, you know.
TS: Yeah, I mean I don’t think anybody would listen to that and be like oh that’s a real diss, like she must be crying. You’ve gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. Like you honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that it’s fine. I might be that I can make these things happen that I create these things and concepts and like I’m always going to respect you and I’m really glad that you have the respect to call me and tell me that this time about the song and… It’s just like a really cool thing to do like and it really shows the friendship so thank you.
KW: Thank you too.
TS: And you know if people ask me about it I think it would great for me to be like look he called me and told me the line before it came out like so jokes on you guys we’re fine. You guys want to call this a feud you want to call this throwing shade. Right after the song comes out I’m going to be on a Grammy red carpet and I’m gonna be like, He called me. Yeah, she does, it made her famous. You know, it’s more provocative to say “Might still have sex”… it’s not..it’s not..it doesn’t matter to me. There’s not one that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.
But in the recording she tells Kanye, ‘Yeah, I mean I don’t think anybody would listen to that and be like oh that’s a real diss, like she must be crying. You’ve gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. Like you honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album before you didn’t that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that it’s fine.’
Since the recording has been released the online world has thrown their support behind Kim and Kanye and currently the #KimExposedTaylorParty is trending on Twitter.
Taylor has taken to social media to defend herself after no doubt a deluge of social shade.
Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world. Of course I wanted to like the song. I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me that I would love the song. I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination. I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
Of course, 2009 was the year that Kanye interrupted her acceptance speech after she had just been awarded a VMA for Best Female Video.