Kim Kardashian Snapchats Phone Call of Taylor Swift Allegedly Approving Kanye West's 'Famous' Lyrics
Kim Kardashian West gave a bombshell interview last month claiming Taylor Swift approved of Kanye West‘s “Famous” lyrics about her, and the reality star took to Snapchat Sunday night to provide the proof.
After Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians (in which Swift’s feud with Kardashian West and West took center stage) aired, Kardashian West shared a series of videos on her Snapchat account of a phone call between West and Swift discussing the rapper’s lyrics about the singer.
“It’s like a compliment,” Swift is heard saying in the video after West reads the lyrics – “For all my Southside n—– that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex” – to her.
“What I give a f— is you as a person, and as a friend, I want things that make you feel good,” says West, who also thanks Swift “for being like, so cool about it” after she tells him she appreciates the “heads up” on the lyrics.
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“I never would’ve expected you to like tell me about a line in your song,” says the singer. “I mean, I don’t think anybody would listen to that and be like, ‘Oh, that’s a real diss.’ You gotta tell the story that way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it.”
After the song was released in February, Swift’s rep told PEOPLE the singer “declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyrics, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”
In her GQ cover interview last month, Kardashian West claimed video of Swift and West’s phone call existed in which the singer had told her husband she would “laugh” and tell media she was “in on it the whole time.”
“If people ask me about it, look, I think it would be great for me to be like, ‘He called me and told me before it came out . . . Joke’s on you, guys. We’re fine,'” Swift is heard saying in the footage Kardashian West posted on Snapchat.
After Kardashian West released the phone call on Snapchat, Swift took to Instagram to defend herself.
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world,” the singer wrote on her social media account. “He promised to play the song for me, but he never did. While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
Swift’s rep was quoted in the GQ article as saying that “much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. 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 b—-‘ in referring 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.”
Swift and West have had a complicated relationship since 2009, when the rapper interrupted the singer’s Best Female Video acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs. Last year, the duo appeared to have patched up their differences and were seen buddying up at the Grammy Awards before Swift presented an award to West at the MTV VMAs in September.