Put down your cereal and brace yourselves for a ride bumpier than the most nauseating of rollercoasters, because that drama between Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has just reached a whole new, explosive level.
In case you need a quick catch up on what’s happened so far, Taylor initially condemned a lyric in Kanye’s ‘Famous’ song which was released earlier this year: “For all my Southside *****s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that b**ch famous.”
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Buzzfeed reports that, at the time, her reps said that Kanye didn’t call for approval and asked for Taylor to release the song on her Twitter, adding: “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 b**ch famous’.”
Taylor then seemingly made reference to it all at the Grammys, saying in her acceptance speech: “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.”
After Kanye tweeted to claim Taylor had given her blessings to the song, Kim told GQ that the ‘Shake It Off’ singer had ‘100% approved’ the track and knew it was coming out.
As expected, Taylor’s publicist then had their say .
Wait it’s legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian)July 17, 2016
do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should ;-)— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian)July 18, 2016
All this brings us to the latest development, in which Kim has taken to Snapchat to share the full video of Kanye speaking to Taylor about ‘Famous’ on the phone.
In the footage, Kanye reads Taylor the lyrics (except the ‘made that b**tch famous’ part), to which she says: “I’m like this close to overexposure”.
When Kanye tells her he believes the song is a ‘really cool thing to have’, Taylor tells him it kind of feels like a ‘compliment’.
She goes on to express how much she appreciates him calling her to discuss the lyric, before joking about talking about the song in the future: “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’.”
NOW, Taylor has responded to the whole video leak in an Instagram post she’s captioned: “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.”
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In the post, she explains she was never aware that Kanye would use the lyric ‘that b**ch’ in the track, and that he never played her the song as promised.
She calls the whole scenario ‘character assassination’, finishing by saying: “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
#KimExposedTaylorParty has been trending on Twitter during these events, and something tells us the beef is far from over.