Taylor x Kim x Kanye is a never-ending feud, and now there are even more developments. Kim has now responded to the leaked video of an unedited version of the call between Kanye and Taylor which was released earlier this week on Twitter. In the new version, Taylor states that she needs more time to think over the lines and whether she is okay with them or not. Crucially the new video also suggests that she was never given the chance to approve the line "I made that bitch famous", which was a sticking point in the original feud. If you need a reminder of the full beef, you can read up on all the gory details here.
Yesterday it looked as though both Kim and Taylor were responding in their own subtle ways, by liking posts on social media, but not actually commenting on the issue. But in the last few hours Kim posted a string on Insta-stories addressing the leak.
Tagging Taylor in the post, Kim stated, "Taylor Swift 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. I didn't feel that 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."
Kim continued. "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. 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."
"The lie was never about the word bitch, it was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation. I never edited the footage (another lie) - I only posted a few clips to Snapchat to make my point and the full video that recently leaked doesn't change the narrative."
"To add, Kanye as an artist has every right to document his musical journey and process, just like she recently did through her documentary. Kanye has documented the making of all his albums for his personal archive. however has never released any of it for public consumption and 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."
"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 much more serious and important matters."
Meanwhile, Taylor's publicist shared this statement on Twitter, "Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single "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."
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
Quite frankly all I want to know is, where is Kanye in all of this?!
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