The call took place before the release of Kanye West’s track in which he raps the lines, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b*tch famous (God damn) / I made that b*tch famous.” Taylor had claimed that Kanye never took permission from her for the “b*tch” reference. “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that b-tch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened,” she said in a now deleted Instagram post.
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
That had come in reaction to Kim uploading a clip of the call on her Snapchat to prove that Kanye did call Taylor to seek her green light for the lyrics. However, the full video leak proved that ‘Ye had in fact never mentioned the “b*tch” line as Taylor claimed.
Taylor chose to address the new development on Instagram. “Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that 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,” wrote Swift on Instagram Stories on Monday. The singer-songwriter then revealed that she has been donating money to the World Health Organization and Feeding America, and encouraged her fans to donate in wake of the Coronavirus pandmic.
On Monday night, Kim Kardashian decided to talk about the situation and offer the couple’s side of story in the controversy, maintaining that Taylor lied through her publicist. After revealing her stance, Kim said she’s feeling sorry that she has to address a topic like this when the world is dealing with a health emergency. “Sorry to bore you all with this. I know you are all dealing with more serious and important matters,” she said.
.@taylorswift13 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.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
Here’s her full statement:
“[email protected] 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 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…” 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 on 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 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.
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.”