Full Call Leaked; It Was Kim & Kanye That Lied, Not Taylor Swift
Let’s take a trip back to the past here for this –
Remember back in 2016? Kanye West released his song, “Famous”. Kanye being Kanye, released the song with controversial lyrics AND a controversial music video (I’m not including it because the scene with Taylor & the other celebs is vile) to go along with it. The song had these lyrics,
I feel like me and Taylor might still have s**
Why? I made that b**** famous
When the song and the above lyrics were released, Swifties were (understandably) not happy. However, Kanye defended his inclusion of the lyrics, saying that Taylor approved them prior to its debut. Taylor denied this and insisted that she did not know that those were the lyrics. Taylor’s rep said at the time,
“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.”
Kim Kardashian later told GQ that Taylor had “completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again.” She later released a 3-minute clip on Snapchat to prove that Kanye did indeed get her approval. The clip featured them exclusively talking about the first line “I feel like Taylor Swift might owe me s**”. In the phone call, West explains that in the song, he would like to include the line “I feel like Taylor Swift might owe me sex.” At the time Taylor said she needed to think about it. In the actual song, West also raps the line “I made that b***h famous.” Swift insists that she was never informed that this line would be used in the song. Taylor took to her social media to address the issue:
The chaos that ensued resulted in Taylor backing out off the limelight. After Kim called Taylor a snake, people flooded Taylor’s social media with the icon.
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
Now, Taylor has taken back her narrative by using the snake as a symbol in her music videos and songs to throw shade at the West’s. Her dark album and subsequent tour, Reputation, was heavily influenced by this feud and how it ruined her reputation. Now, the full call (in its 25 minutes entirety) has been leaked.
In the full clip, the discussion of West’s forthcoming song “Famous” continues on and ends up giving more depth to the 3-minute Snapchat clip that was initially posted. And, as previously pointed out, Kanye never did read Swift the “I made that bitch famous” line that she ultimately reacted against. Instead, she actually expresses relief that he did not use the B-word in the song saying, “I thought it was going to be like, ‘That stupid, dumb bitch’,” she tells West. “But it’s not.”
However, West does tell her that he is thinking of saying “I made her famous,” (minus the “bitch” part of the line). It isn’t too obvious but Swift’s tone does change, as she says, “Well, what am I going to do about it?” His response? “Uh, like, do the hair flip”. Taylor goes on to remind him that of her two multi-million-selling albums that happened way before his act of rushing on stage to proclaim that “Beyonce should have won” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
It’s just kind of like, whatever, at this point. But I mean, you’ve got to tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you’ve experienced it. Like, you honestly didn’t know who I was before that. Like, it doesn’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album [“Fearless”] before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine.”
Much of the 25 minutes, however, is spent debating the insulting line, “I feel like Taylor Swift might still owe me sex”. Taylor argued that the line would not go down well with the feminist movement & what she’s stood for (understandably so) but she goes on to say that the line “I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex” was more cheeky and better received. However, West goes on to say that Kim preferred the “owe me sex” version of the line rather than the “might still have sex” line. In response Taylor said,
You have to protect your relationship. Do what’s best. You just had a kid. You’re in the best place of your life. I wouldn’t ever advise you to f*** with that.”
Back in 2016, when all of this went down, the hashtag #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty trended worldwide. Now, the tables have turned with the hashtag #KanyeWestIsOverParty trending. Twitter is abuzz with reactions to the news. Taylor’s close friend, Todrick Hall shared,
My heart breaks listening to that phone call, the fact that she even picked up the phone and wasted her valuable time to listen to that nincompoop speak is just a testament to how great a human she is. #KanyeWestIsOverParty
— Todrick Hall (@todrick) March 21, 2020
Fans also tweeted,
Needless to say, after Kanye released “Famous,” Taylor gave an empowering acceptance speech at the 2016 Grammy Awards, telling women to never let someone else ”undercut” their success.
Well, ouch. This is why you should never lie – “canceled” culture is toxic and harmful and…