Taylor Swift Responds To Leaked Kanye Phone Call Video
Kim Kardashian has taken to Snapchat – the most modern version of social warcraft – to defend her husband’s honour, or something along those lines.
The reality TV star posted a video showing a conversation between Kanye and Taylor Swift about his now infamous Famous lyrics, where it appears that Taylor says she’s actually OK with them. The lyrics, if you’re not familiar with the track are,“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex… Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Nice. But from the conversation it seems that Taylor was actually kind of more than OK with them, as it went a little bit like:
“I’m really glad that you had the respect to call me and tell me about your concerns about the song…
“If people ask me about it, I think it would be great for me to be like, ‘look, he called me and told me about the line before it came out’. Like, ‘joke’s on you guys, we’re fine’.
“You guys want to call this a feud, you want to call this throwing shade, but right after the song comes out, I’m going to be on a Grammy red carpet and they’re going ask me about it, and I’m going to be like, ‘he called me’.
You can watch the whole thing here:
This is all looking a bit awkward for Taylor, whose “people” released the following statement after Famous was first released:
“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 bitch famous.’ ”
So we can kind of see now that the first part of that isn’t true, but to be fair to Taylor she doesn’t agree to the “bitch” part, and that’s what she’s taken to Twitter to protest:
That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/4GJqdyykQu
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 18, 2016
You can kind of see where she’s coming from, and I don’t agree with anyone throwing ‘bitch’ around lightly, but the whole thing just seems like the three way call bit in Mean Girls. Just leave each other alone, surely pop and rap and reality TV stars don’t have to all hang around at the same places all the time… Oh, that’s how this whole thing started in the first place.
Kim and Kanye are yet to comment, although Kim has deleted the videos from her Insta-Snapchat account (sigh).