Update 24/3/20: Kim Kardashian West And Taylor Swift Respond To Leaked Audio
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, celebrity feuds are being reignited it seems.
As noted below, over the weekend the phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift discussing his track 'Famous' - you know, the one that led to the two artists feuding again after making up following the 2009 MTV VMA stage-crashing incident - leaked in full.
Fans of Swift quickly jumped to claim that the call redeems the 'Lover' singer and Swift herself responded to the incident on her Instagram Stories on Monday.
'Instead of me answering those who are asking how I feel about the 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)... swipe up to see what really matters.'
When fans swiped up they were directed to a donation page to the Feeding America food bank organisation. The singer asked fans to join her in donating to them and the World Health Organisation during the pandemic, leaving her thoughts on the feud there...
Ok, case closed?
Upon hearing about Swift's response, Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to air her thoughts, something she explained she was reluctant to do amid the Covid-19 pandemic which is dominating the news and on everyone's minds.
Accusing Swift of being 'self-serving', Kardashian said she was 'embarrassed and mortified' to be commenting on the matter, then continued to issue a series of tweets.
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...” They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word “bitch” was used without her permission.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
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— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
“declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.”— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
The lie was never about the word bitch, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation.
Kardashian then denied she had edited the footage and defended West for filming the making of his album, explaining that he does this with all of his projects.
'The call between the two of them would have remained private or would have gone in the trash had she not lied and forced me to defend him,' she wrote.
I never edited the footage (another lie) - I only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make my point and the full video that recently leaked doesn’t change the narrative.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
To add, Kanye as an artist has every right to document his musical journey and process, just like she recently did through her documentary.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
Kanye has documented the making of all of his albums for his personal archive, however has never released any of it for public consumption & the call between the two of them would have remained private or would have gone in the trash had she not lied & forced me to defend him.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
The beauty mogul signed off by saying it will be 'the last time she speaks on this'.
This will be the last time I speak on this because honestly, nobody cares.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
Sorry to bore you all with this. I know you are all dealing with more serious and important matters.
Ok, done now? Almost.
Shortly after Kardashian West's statement, Swift's publicist Tree Paine responded to the Keeping up with the Kardashians star, sharing her original statement on behalf of Swift from 2016.
I’m Taylor’s publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement. Btw, when you take parts out, that’s editing.— Tree Paine (@treepaine) March 24, 2020
P.S. who did you guys piss off to leak that video? 😂😂😂 https://t.co/AtMGUp3t24 pic.twitter.com/EjGDwAdL6O
Though Swift and Kardashian West have signalled they would not be commenting on the matter further, only time will tell...
Original Story 23/3/20: The Phone Call Between Taylor Swift And Kanye West Was Finally Leaked In Full
Over the weekend, the famous phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, which Kim Kardashian recorded without the young singer's knowledge, was finally leaked in full. And people have lost their minds.
The phone call in question took place in 2016, and supposedly proved that 42-year-old rapper West actively sought Swift's permission to sing about her in the song 'Famous.'
Specifically, that she agreed to him using the line 'I made that b**** famous.'
A Quick Recap:
When Kanye West's 2016 track 'Famous' was released, 30-year-old Swift spoke out against the song, implying that she found the lyrics about her to be disrespectful.
In response to this, West's wife, 39-year-old Kim Kardashian-West, leaked parts of a phone call between West and Swift, which she had recorded without Swift's knowledge, in order to prove that Kanye West had sought permission from Taylor before releasing the song.
Many considered this to be more fuel for the fire that had begun burning around Taylor Swift, with commenters branding her a 'snake' and using the snake emoji to denounce her apparent turncoat moment with regards to the song.
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
As Of This Weekend
The leak which occurred this weekend, allows listeners to hear the entire 25 minute conversation. And what people have come to find out, is that Kanye West omits some of the language that he was intending to use about Taylor Swift in the song.
Specifically, he never informs her that he intends to call her a 'b****'.
KIM K AND KANYE AND THE MOST DESPICABLE, GROSS AND MANIPULATIVE PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY THEY LIED ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT IN 2016 AND THIS THREAD OF THE LEAKED PHONE CONVERSATION WILL SHOW YOU THAT. pic.twitter.com/jCw07z8Vpf— 𝓛𝑜𝓋𝑒, 𝒜𝓃𝓊 (@redligion) March 21, 2020
Now, having access to the full transcript of the conversation, many have leapt to Taylor Swift's defence, slamming West and Kardashian-West for being sneaky about what parts of the audio they chose to release.
Many are now insisting that Taylor Swift has been telling the truth all along - that she did not agree to the lyrics that ended up in the song.
one silver lining in the apocalypse - justice for T— Martha Hunt (@MarthaHunt) March 21, 2020
I’m not about cancel culture, etc, but Kim & Kanye have had FOUR years to apologize to Taylor. They haven’t. They saw how the world treated her & watched the effects of something THEY weren’t telling the truth over.— brittany (@mogirlprobs) March 21, 2020
Tells me ALL I need to know about the kind of people they are.
This is low on the list of priorities but I want to say that any of you who doubted Taylor Swift during the Kanye phone call debacle owe her an apology— elan gale (@theyearofelan) March 21, 2020
In Related News
In closely related news, it has actually been reported that the lyrics West originally planned were arguably even more objectionable than the ones that ended up in the song.
According to Vanity Fair, the line: 'I feel like me and Taylor still might have sex,' was first penned as 'I feel like Taylor Swift still owe me sex / Why? I made that b**ch famous.'
To imply that any woman owes you sex for material goods or status (tantamount to inciting prostitution) is pretty much always wrong, no?
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