Kim K Says Taylor Swift Lied About Approving Kanye’s ‘Famous’ Line
Turns out that Taylor Swift allegedly not only approved of the controversial “Famous” lyric, but Kanye West has proof. That’s all according to Kim in a godly new GQ profile that dropped today.
In the interview, Kim Kardashian West revealed several game-changing details about the drama:
1. Kanye had a documentary crew in studio when he called TayTay and she approved of the song. That crew recorded the conversation, Kim swears, so there’s video proof that Taylor approved.
2. After somehow finding out video footage existed, Taylor’s lawyer allegedly sent Kanye’s people a letter asking for it to be destroyed.
3. Taylor not only approved of the song, but also added she’d be secretly LOLing on the red carpet when everyone interrogated her about the line — “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous” — because she’d been in on it the whole time. Again, this is according to Kim.
4. Kim, like much of America, feels Taylor just wanted to “play the victim” in this whole thing.
Yas Kim, spill the damn tea.
To be fair, after Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo” release party, Swift did say that Kanye called her to talk about the song and its lyrics. But she argued with reports that she approved of the lyric. Taylor even high-key shaded Kanye in her Grammy acceptance speech.
Here’s the tea, sip it slowly because it’s SCALDING, straight from GQ’s Caity Weaver:
“She totally approved that,” Kim says, shaking her head in annoyance. “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.” Kim is on a roll now, speaking faster and more animated than at any other point during our time together. “What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?”
Kim also has feels about Kanye using the word bitch:
Swift, Kim insists, “totally gave the okay. 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 his 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.”
Well sh*t, there it is.
And here’s a delightfully shady statement Taylor’s team sent to GQ:
“Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes 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. 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.”
Time will tell whether this story will ever end, but our money is on a big fat nope.