The drama between between Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift continues… over Ye’s controversial “Famous”, which includes lyrics about the pop star.
On the song, Kanye essentially declared that he “made that bitch famous”, which raised eyebrows when it was first heard… but he later claimed Taylor approved the lyrics herself. However, she denied it, and responded via the Grammy Awards stage, when she accepted the Album of the Year Award.
Well, Kim just made Swift look bad… by leaking a video of Kanye West speaking to her on the phone and signing off on the lyrics, as Kanye originally claimed and she revealed in a recent GQ interview.
In the video (below), Kanye and Taylor can be heard talking, with the rapper reading off the line, “For all my Southside n*ggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex”. Taylor then tells him, “I really appreciate it. I love it.”
Swift goes on to call the line “a compliment”. Kanye later featured Taylor in the video for “Famous,” along with a number of other celebrities, all laying naked in a bed.
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“You gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it,” Taylor said during the call. “Like you obviously didn’t know who I was before that.”
“I’m really glad you had the respect to call me that and tell me that as a friend about the song,” she added.
Since the audio/video was leaked by Kim, Taylor has taken to Instagram to release a statement, clarifying that she had no idea Kanye would refer to her as “that bitch” in the song.
“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,” Taylor writes. “I wanted us to have a friendly relationship,” she continued. “He promised to play the song for me, but he never did.”
She went on to say, “Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
See her full statement below: