Kim Kardashian Snapchats Video Of Kanye West & Taylor Swift Discussing “Famous” Lyrics
Did they or didn’t they? That was the bone of contention between Kanye West and Taylor Swift since the beginning of this year, over West’s claim that the rapper actually spoke with Swift about his “Famous” lyrics that make reference to her, to give her the heads-up before the track’s release. Now, enter Kim Kardashian, who last night finally provided that video proof on Snapchat of what appears to be the actual conversation between the two music superstars.
“Famous” appears on Kanye’s latest album, The Life Of Pablo, and the lines involving Taylor are as follows: “For all my Southside niggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.” (The quick backstory is that Swift acknowledged Kanye called her, but never made her aware of the “I made that bitch famous” bit.)
Kanye’s wife Kim got the ball of calling bullshit on Taylor rolling during a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. And on Sunday (July 17) evening, Kardashian escalated the situation by first directing her Twitter followers to her Snapchat account.
do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should ;-)
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2016
During the video clip Kim then offered up of Kanye chatting with who is said to be Taylor, West says he doesn’t want to do rap that “makes people feel bad.” He is seen reading her the lyric “for all my Southside niggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” but not the “I made that bitch famous” line. Nowhere in the clips Karkdashian put online does West actually play Swift any part of “Famous,” either.
A statement from Taylor Swift’s rep to E! News in February said, “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.'”
In the video clips Kardashian provided, Swift can be heard saying over the phone, “Yeah 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.”
In another part of the conversation, Swift says, “I don’t think anyone would listen to that and think 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. You honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter that I sold seven million of that album before you did that, which is what happened, you didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine.”
Below are snippets of the Snapchat video of Kanye and what’s purported to be Taylor talking about “Famous” before its release.
Here is the entire conversation Taylor & Kanye had, judge for yourself. pic.twitter.com/InTjvPGKe3
— ShadyPopMusic (@ShadyPopMusic) July 18, 2016
The drama, of course, didn’t end there. Swift took to Instagram to post a response to Kardashian’s Snapchat, part of which reads, “Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
Swift also alludes the fact that she did not know her original conversation with West was being “secretly” recorded.
On one hand, it was a super tacky move for Kardashian to post West and Swift’s recorded conversation in a public forum. Then again, on the other hand, Taylor has made a career out of airing the details of her past relationships out in her songs, often to the embarrassment of her exes.
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— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
Keep playing with fire, children.