In the time since Kim Kardashian West leaked the now-infamous phone call between her husband, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift about the lyrics to his song, “Famous,” it seems as if just about everyone has taken sides in the feud.
Selena Gomez and Martha Hunt took to Twitter to stick up for the leader of their squad, Khloé Kardashian and Chloë Grace Moretz got into a Twitter spat and even Ruby Rose weighed in on the drama – but there are a few notable members of the squad who have remained silent since Kardashian posted her snap story.
In fact, the people who have yet to take a side in the great Kimye V. Taylor Debate most likely have held their tongues because they just so happen to be a member of both squads. Let’s take a closer look at those who have refrained from chiming in:
Sure, Hadid happens to be a card-carrying member of Swift’s squad – she even spent the Fourth of July hanging out at Swift’s Taymerica party, where she and Swift rocked matching outfits – but she’s also one half of KenGi. And thanks to her longtime friendship with Kendall Jenner, Hadid has grown close to the entire Kardashian family over the years.
Like Hadid, Delevingne is close with both Swift and the Kardashians – specifically, Kendall. The two are so close that not only do they have their own nickname (CaKe), but they’ve also rocked matching T-shirts and necklaces celebrating their friendship in the past.
Though she’s earned a place of prominence on Swift’s Instagram account as her best friend, Kloss is also very close with both Hadid and Jenner – in fact, she featured both of her fellow supermodels in an Instagram post celebrating National Best Friend Day, right next to a photo of herself, Swift and Gomez.
So many Victoria’s Secret models, so little time! Swift has posted many snapshots of herself, Aldridge and Aldridge’s 4-year-old daughter, Dixie, hanging out at Swift’s apartment, but the supermodel looked very chummy with Jenner when the latter made her debut at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in December.
Unlike some of the other members of Swift’s squad, Dunham isn’t close with the Kardashians, but she has been very outspoken about being a very big fan of the first family of reality TV. In addition to revealing that she "learns things every day" from Khloé’s app, Dunham also defended Kim’s right to post nude selfies.
“I love the Kardashians – I love to look at them,” Dunham said back in June at the Power Women Breakfast series hosted by TheWrap. “I’m all about it. “Every version of being female and feeling powerful is f—ing great with me. I don’t have a problem with it.”
However, Dunham was also quick to speak out against the music video for “Famous,” in which West and Kardashian West were pictured naked in bed with celebrities, including Swift. “I don’t have a hip cool reaction,” Dunham wrote in a Facebook post. “Because seeing a woman I love like Taylor Swift (f–k that one hurt to look at, I couldn t look), a woman I admire like Rihanna or Anna [Wintour], reduced to a pair of waxy breasts made by some special effects guy in the Valley, it makes me feel sad and unsafe and worried for the teenage girls who watch this and may not understand that grainy roving camera as the stuff of snuff films.”
Okay, so Bieber isn’t technically a part of Swift’s squad, but his ex, Gomez, very much is, and since we know that Bieber has a habit of posting pictures and messages about or featuring her on Instagram, it’s not too much of a stretch to suspect that the bizarre video he posted on Monday calling for “less hate, more love” is his way of commenting on the situation. After all, he’s very close with both Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and he made Kanye West’s favorite song of 2015, so it’s fair to say that he has a stake in both sides of this debate.
Though she’s not a full-blown member of either Swift’s squad or the extended Kardashian family, Grande has appeared to be close to both sides: at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she and Swift cuddled up to one another, and on Grande’s recent 22nd birthday, Kylie sent her the entire Kylie Lip Kit range as a present. Which officially makes things tricky for Grande this week.
Lamar has worked with both Swift (on the “Bad Blood” remix) and with West (most recently on the Life of Pablo track “No More Parties in L.A.”), so we get why he might not want to take sides on this one.
The Vogue editor hasn’t been shy about praising both Swift and Kimye – and has even put them both on the cover of the fashion magazine – but something tells us that Wintour has a little too much on her plate at the moment to chime in on this particular cultural debate. (You know, like the September issue.)
Beyoncé and Jay Z
It seems only right that somehow, even now, Beyoncé is still connected to this whole feud. Years after West stole the mic from Swift at the 2009 MTV VMAs to protest the fact that Queen Bey didn’t win Best Female Video for “Single Ladies,” her husband, Jay Z, apparently brokered a peace agreement between Swift and West.
“I became friends with Jay Z,” Swift revealed to Vanity Fair in August 2015. “And I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along.”
It was in the spirit of “getting along” that West said inspired him to call Swift about the “Famous” lyrics in those Snapchat videos, and though things seem to be worse than ever between the two of them, something tells us that Bey and Jay will still stop by plenty of Swift’s house parties and enjoy many more double dates with Kimye.