Written by Zoë Holloway, June 17, 2016

Ever since Kanye West referenced Taylor Swift in his song Famous with the line ‘I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous’, the feuding between team Taylor and team Kanye (including his wife, Kim Kardashian) hasn’t really stopped.

And although the argument had quietened down for a little while, the drama has all resurfaced since Kim revealed in her latest interview that Taylor definitely knew about the lyrics, despite denying she had been alerted to their existence.

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Speaking with GQ, Kim said:

‘She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t. I swear, my husband gets so much shit for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved. What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?’

‘Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he’s called me a bitch in songs. That’s just, like, what they say. I never once think, [gasping] “What a derogatory word! How dare he?” Not in a million years. I don’t know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden. It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, “When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I’m so against this, and I’ll just laugh and say, ‘The joke’s on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time’.” And I’m like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again.’


However, despite Kim’s defence of Kanye, Taylor’s reps then issued this statement to GQ:

‘Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognises the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect.

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‘Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place.

‘It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term, “that bitch” in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.’

Oh wow…

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