If you haven’t been keeping up with the whole Taylor vs. Kanye/Kim thing, here’s a summary:
- Kanye wrote “Famous” and mentioned Taylor in the lyrics
(I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn) I made that bitch famous)
- She wasn’t happy and indirectly shaded him during her Grammys speech
“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she said, alluding to the line in Kanye’s song.
- Kanye said Taylor knew he was going to mention her in the song – he had called her for approval
- Kim calls TayTay a liar during a GQ interview and claims they have video evidence of the call
Yes, we managed to summarise a few months’ worth of feud for you into four points. Back to the latest on the saga, Kim Kardashian finally pulled out the receipts and posted on her Snapchat earlier today a series of video of Kanye calling Taylor to read the ‘Famous’ lyrics that mentioned her name: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
After Kanye told her that “it was a good thing to have,” she agreed and said, “Yeah, I mean it’s a compliment, kind of.”
The phone call didn’t end there. He added, “What I give a f*** about is just you as a person, and as a friend. I want things that make you feel good. I don’t wanna do rap that makes people feel bad.”
Taylor replied, “I mean, go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way.” She added, “And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice!”
After the conversation then veered into the topic of Kanye sending Taylor flowers and how many likes it got on Instagram (this is not important), the rapper said, “Relationships are more important than punchlines, you know.”
Taylor’s reply? “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 about… You gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it. Like you obviously didn’t know who I was before that.”
But in Taylor’s books, telling “the story the way it happened to you” doesn’t include Kanye calling her a b***h, tongue-in-cheek or not.
The singer took it to Instagram to call Kanye and Kim out for “character assassination”. She wrote, “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.”
She added, “While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
She wrapped it up with, “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
Whatever happened to “You gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it”?
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