If you’re familiar with Kanye West’s song ‘Famous’, you’ll know it was a lyric about Taylor Swift in it. And Taylor apparently isn’t happy.
The lyric – ‘I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that bitch famous’ – has close connotations with Kanye’s infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s 2009 VMA win.
Now, T Swifty has previously stated that she never approved of the lyric and isn’t happy about Kanye’s line, calling it ‘misogynistic’. But Kim Kardashian (Kanye’s wife and trusty sidekick) has released a video that has shut that claim down, Vanity Fair reports.
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! ?????????????????????????????????????
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
Last month, Kimmy K told GQ that she had the footage in her possession, and on Sunday night she posted the recorded conversation on Snapchat.
The video shows Kanye rapping the line ‘I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,’ to Swift, and saying: “I think this is a really cool thing to have.”
After Swift admits she’s ‘this close to overexposure’, she says: “I know, it’s like a compliment, kind of. Yeah, I mean, what’s dope about the line is it’s very tongue in cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice.”
Here’s a snippet of how the rest of the conversation went, as E! News reports:
Taylor Swift: And then the flowers that you sent me, I like Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s like the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7
Kanye West: Relationships are more important than punch lines, ya know?
Taylor Swift: I don’t think anyone would listen to that and be like that’s a real diss she must be crying.
Taylor Swift: And you know, if people ask me about it I think it would be great for me to be like, ‘Look, he called me and told me the line before it came out. Jokes 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 Grammys red carpet and they’re going to ask me about it and I’ll be like, ‘He called me.’ It’s awesome that you’re so outspoken about this and be like, ‘Yeah, she does. It made her famous.’ Its more provocative to say ‘might still have sex…’ It’s doesn’t matter to me. There’s not like one [line] that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.
Naturally, most fans completely lost it and reacted to the video on social media:
— ️️️️soph (@sophiramirex) July 18, 2016
"What do you have to say to Kim's latest snapchats about you?"
— ️️ (@tenbands) July 18, 2016
And so did Taylor Swift:
But after West played the album for the first time in Madison Square Garden in February, a spokesperson for Swift said: “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his “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.'”
According to Kim, the phone call was filmed because Kanye ‘commissions videographers to film everything when he’s recording an album, for posterity’ (and probably a future documentary She added that Swift ‘totally gave the okay,’ and record producer Rick Rubin was there to prove it, but when Swift learned the call had been filmed, she sent an attorney’s letter saying the footage had to be destroyed.
Kim Kardashian is officially the Cersei Lannister of social media.