You guys, we don’t know who to believe now. Kim Kardashian doled out some major realness to Taylor Swift over Snapchat today, publishing a series of clips showing Kanye’s call with Taylor, where the singer is heard loud and clear approving the lyrics that she and Kanye “might still have sex,” going as far as to call it a “compliment.”
Yep—all this, after a rep for Taylor once told GQ, “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.”
Well, shit has undeniably been stirred up, and Taylor just took to Instagram to respond to the insanity. Yes, the recording of the call looks reallllll bad for Taylor, but she’s still sticking by her story—most of it, anyway.
We’re left wondering what the whole truth is—or was this all just a misunderstanding? In her call with Kanye, Taylor told him, “You gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it. Like you obviously didn’t know who I was before that”—which sounds like it *could* be a response to the line, “I made that bitch famous.” But she’s right—mention of that line isn’t on the recording, and probably because it actually wasn’t discussed. And a previous statement from Taylor’s team actually lines up (emphasis ours):
“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.”
What’s next? Bring on the shitstorm. We are READY.