Taylor Swift & Kim Kardashian Break Silence Over Leaked Kanye West Call
By Hayden Brooks
March 24, 2020
Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian have shared their thoughts about the full version of the infamous Kanye West phone call, which saw the pop star and rapper talk about the bars in the latter's 2016 track "Famous."
In the complete version of the call, which Kardashian leaked in snippets in 2016, Swift and West are heard discussing the song and it has prompted another chapter in the never-ending Taylor vs. Kanye feud. Swifties believe that the entirety of the chat reveals the singer was telling the truth the whole time and never received the heads up that the rapper would refer to her as a "b**ch."
"Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about video footage that was leaked, proving that I was telling the truth the whole time about *that call* (you know, the one that was illegally recorded, that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family, and fans through hell for 4 years)," the singer wrote on Instagram Story, before prompting viewers to donate to the organization Feeding America. "Swipe up to see what really matters."
Hours laters, Kardashian struck back on Twitter. "[She] has chosen to reignite an old exchange - that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now," the reality star wrote. Kardashian went on to admit that she "didn't feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I'm actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I'm left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying."
"To be clear, the only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that 'Kanye never called to ask for permission...,'" she wrote. "They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word 'b***h' was used without her permission."
"At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she 'declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message," she continued. "The lie was never about the word b***h, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation."
Swift's publicist, Tree Paine, responded to Kardashian with her own tweet. "I'm Taylor's publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement," she wrote. "Btw, when you take parts out, that's editing. P.S. who did you guys piss off to leak that video?"
Unsurprisingly, Kardashian pushed back on Paine's response. "I only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make my point and the full video that recently leaked doesn’t change the narrative," she wrote, before throwing in the towel on the topic. "This will be the last time I speak on this because honestly, nobody cares. Sorry to bore you all with this. I know you are all dealing with more serious and important matters."
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