Whoa, less than a week after the big Calvin Harris blow up, this.
Remember a time back in February this year when Taylor Swift, or rather, her rep, claimed that TayTay did not approve of Kanye West‘s “Famous” before it was released? And how both Kanye West as well as Kim Kardashian (Kim K) were insisting that TayTay was, in fact, kept informed of the song?
Warning: NSFW music video.
Just in case you didn’t quite catch it, the lyrics go, “For all my Southside n****s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn), I made that bitch famous.”
Like everyone else on the Kanye camp and the TayTay camp, we’ve been speculating for months about the truth behind “Famous”, and not so much about whether Kanye and TayTay actually had sex (obviously not), but more about whether TayTay had known about the lyrics.
Heck, she even made a not-so-subtle reference to Kanye West’s lyrics in her acceptance speech at this year’s Grammys after she accepted an “Album of the Year” award for “1989”:
“As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, some day when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there – and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
Watch her powerful speech below:
Well, Kim K has just taken matters in her own hands by revealing the truth and exposing TayTay on Snapchat, suggesting that it was just another way for TayTay to “play victim”.
Prior to “the big reveal”, Kim K teased on her Twitter:
do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should ;-)
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2016
She then went on to send the world reeling by uploading series of videos to Snapchat, of Kanye’s conversation (that he secretly recorded) with TayTay about “Famous”. The first video footage starts with Kanye asking TayTay if she’s still using the same Nashville phone number. He then asks TayTay for permission to use a version of the lyrics, reading a line from “Famous” that mentions Taylor Swift.
Here’s the full transcript of Kim K’s Snapchat videos:
Kanye: OK, dope. You still got the Nashville number?
TayTay: I still have the Nashville area code but I had to change it…
Kanye: For all my Southside n****s that know me best, feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.
TayTay: I’m like this close to overexposure.
Kanye: Oh well this one is, uh – I think this is a really cool thing to have.
TayTay: I know! I mean it’s like a compliment kind of.
Kanye: What I give a f*ck about is just you as a person, and as a friend.
TayTay: That’s sweet.
Kanye: I want things that make you feel good. I don’t wanna do rap that makes people feel bad.
TayTay: Um, ya. I mean, go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice!
Kanye: Yea. I just felt I had a responsibility to you as a friend. I mean, thanks for being so cool about it.
TayTay: Aw, thanks! Yeah I really appreciate it. Like, the heads up is so nice!
TayTay: …things without like even asking or seeing if I’d be OK with it. And I just really appreciate it. I never would’ve expect you to tell me about a line in your song.
TayTay: And then the flowers that you sent me, I Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7…
Kanye: Relationships are more important than punchlines, you know.
TayTay: Yeah. I mean, I don’t think anybody would listen to that and be like, oh, that’s a real diss. Like, she must be crying about…
TayTay: You gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it. Like you obviously didn’t know who I was before that.
TayTay: It doesn’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that.
TayTay: ..that I can make these things happen and I have the ideas to do it and I create these things and concepts. And, like, I’m always gonna respect you.
TayTay: And I’m really glad you had the respect to call me that and tell me that as a friend, about the song. It’s just a really cool thing to do, and a really good show of friendship. So thank you.
Kanye: Thank you too.
TayTay: And you know, if people ask me about it, I think it would be great for me to be like, “Look, he called me and told me about the line before it came out.” Like, joke’s on you guys, we’re fine.
TayTay: You guys wanna call this a feud, you wanna call this throwing shade. But right after the song comes out I’m gonna be on a Grammy red carpet and they’re gonna ask me about it and I’m gonna be like, he called me.
TayTay: ..awesome that you’re so outspoken and it’s gonna be like, yea, she does, it made her famous! It’s more provocative to say, might still have sex.
TayTay: ..it’s not. It doesn’t matter to me. There’s not one that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.
To be fair, Kanye doesn’t mention the “Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn), I made that bitch famous.” part of the lyrics, and Kim K has yet to post video or audio of TayTay approving the “I made that bitch famous” part of the lyrics.
Watch Kim K’s TayTay expose on Snapchat below:
Entire video of Kanye West speaking with Taylor Swift on the phone about the 'Famous' lyrics. https://t.co/8Rb2rg3t6I
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 18, 2016
But at the same time, it’s also important to note that TayTay did say, “I mean, go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice!”
Hence, in no way did the expose jive with TayTay’s rep’s statement back in February, which claimed that she “declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message”.
Meanwhile, TayTay has quickly responded to Kim K’s Snapchat videos.
She released a statement via her Instagram, saying that she is being falsely painted as a liar and that Kanye had promised to play “Famous” for her but he never did. She also said that she was never given the full story or played any part of the song, adding, “You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world.”
We gotta say that this is about to get very interesting.
Your move, KimYe.
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