Kim Kardashian West Says She Meant 'No Shade' By Sharing That Taylor Swift-Kanye West Phone Call
Kim Kardashian West says she's still a "fan" of Taylor Swift, despite their infamous feud
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The 35-year-old continued, asserting, “I’m a fan. I like her music. There was no shade.”
Earlier this summer, Kardashian West Snapchatted video recordings of a phone call between Swift and West, wherein the pop star seems to be heard allegedly approving the rapper’s “Famous” lyrics: “For all my Southside n—– that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
Swift can allegedly be heard saying, “It’s like a compliment.” Her rep later told PEOPLE that Swift had not been made aware of the full lyric, which includes the line, “I made that bitch famous.” Swift soon defended herself, posting an Instagram titled “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.”
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
The incident was just the latest hiccup in West and Swift’s are-they-or-aren’t-they friendship.
In the time since, Kardashian West has said she “claps back” when she feels “like someone is being fake.”
A source further told PEOPLE that Kardashian West “was tired of Taylor being portrayed as this angel – she’s fake.”
In Wonderland, Kardashian West reportedly also reveals that members of Swift’s friend group reached out to her after the call leak.
“Girls in her squad hit me up on text,” she explains, before refusing to name names. “I’m not petty.”