If you thought the newly-resurfaced Kim Kardashian-Taylor Swift-Kanye West drama over the song “Famous” was over, you would be highly mistaken.
The 2016 debacle was reignited when new footage of that rather infamous phone call between Swift and West recently leaked. The song, as you’ll remember, includes the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous,” and Swift has long claimed she did not know the word “bitch” would be used, which seems to be proven true in the new footage. “It doesn’t feel mean, but oh, my God, the build-up you gave it. I thought it was gonna be like, ‘That stupid, dumb bitch,’ but it’s not,” you hear Swift say.
Swift commented yesterday (March 23) on her Instagram Stories, about the new info, writing, “Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that leaked, proving that I was telling the truth the whole time about that call (you know, the one that was illegally recorded, that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family and fans through hell for 4 years)…SWIPE UP to see what really matters.”
Now, Kardashian is weighing in to defend herself and her husband in a Twitter thread.
“.@taylorswift13 has chosen to reignite an old exchange – that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now,” she tweeted. “I didn’t feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I’m actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I’m left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying.”
“To be clear, the only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that ‘Kanye never called to ask for permission…’They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word ‘bitch’ was used without her permission,” she continued. “At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she ‘declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.’ The lie was never about the word bitch, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation.”
“This will be the last time I speak on this because honestly, nobody cares,” she concluded. “Sorry to bore you all with this. I know you are all dealing with more serious and important matters.”
But not so fast, said Taylor Swift’s longtime publicist, Tree Paine, who also took to Twitter to refute Kim Kardashian’s tweets. “I’m Taylor’s publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement. Btw, when you take parts out, that’s editing, ” she wrote. “P.S. who did you guys piss off to leak that video?”
You can consider yourself officially caught up … for now.