Four years after a phone call between Taylor Swift and Kanye West first went viral, it’s once again made headlines. After the pop star called out Kanye, 42, for using her name in a way that felt offensive in the song, “Famous” in 2016, the rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian, shared the supposed audio from the call on Snap Chat, in which it sounded like Swift approved of the derogatory lyrics.
The source of who leaked this “unedited video” in 2020 remains unclear, but that didn’t stop the Twitterverse from going wild about it online. In “Famous,” Kanye raps, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b**** famous.” In the video leaked online, it appeared that Swift does give Kanye permission to use the first line, but the second verse, in which he calls her a b****, was never mentioned.
On Monday, Swift, 30, made a bold statement for those begging to her to respond and took to Instagram to finally settle the matter.
She wrote, “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 recorded, 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.”
On the next page of her Instagram story, Swift goes on to discuss an incredibly important matter: coronavirus. “The World Health Organization and Feeding America are some of the organizations I’ve been donating to. If you have the ability to, please join me in donating during this crisis,” she wrote.
Kim Kardashian West Fires Off 9 Consecutive Tweets Defending Kanye
On Monday, evening Kim Kardashian threw out a series of tweets defending her man. She tagged Swift in her first message and then continued on to say, “I didn’t feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I’m actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I’m left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying.”
“To be clear, 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 word “bitch” was used without her permission.”
Kim tweeted, “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.”
Lastly, she wrote, “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.”
Tree Paine, Swift’s Publicist Comes In For The Win With Receipts/h2>
A few hours after Kim’s tweetstorm, Tree Paine showed up to the fight with receipts proving that the reality stars claim about her statement was another “edited” version.
Paine tweeted, “I’m Taylor’s publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement. Btw, when you take parts out, that’s editing. P.S. who did you guys piss off to leak that video?”
Kim was pushing the envelope when she said, “I never edited the footage (another lie) – I only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make my point and the full video that recently leaked doesn’t change the narrative,” — by snipping parts of a video, and knowingly leaving sections out – that’s “editing footage” no matter which way you spin it.
The reaction online to Paine’s tweet was that of a resounding mic drop.
Swift and the Wests will never be friends and that’s okay. They don’t have to be. Just two questions remain: Why is Kim fighting Kanye’s battle? And who leaked the video?