Watch Kim Kardashian's Feud with Taylor Swift Literally Light Up the World
Twitter use skyrocketed Sunday after Kardashian West released video of a phone call between her husband and Taylor Swift
Kim Kardashian certainly knows how to get people talking.
A heat map displaying the number of people discussing the reality star on Twitter shows just how explosive the response was to her feud-fueling series of Snapchat videos, released Sunday night.
The clips, which show Kardashian West’s husband Kanye West talking to Taylor Swift about lyrics referencing the singer on his song “Famous,” were shared after an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians involving the feud aired.
As the bombshell videos went live on one social platform, reactions flooded another.
Pink dots on the Twitter data map above represent the number of people discussing Kardashian West Sunday night, and grow brighter as more tweeters chime in. A huge influx of conversation surrounding the star began after her infamous Snaps were shared around 10 p.m. ET, and only increased throughout the night.
Swift herself responded in a note posted to her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
“That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet,” she captioned an Instagram post.
“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,” she continued.
A source tells PEOPLE that Kardashian West released the video out of devotion to her husband. “Kim is super loyal to Kanye and will always do anything to have his back,” says the insider. “She is even more protective of him than she is of herself. She thinks he’s misunderstood and couldn’t stand that people thought he was a liar.”