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Excuse us, but Kim Kardashian West is currently losing it at Taylor Swift on Twitter.

Just because we’re in the midst of a global pandemic doesn’t mean that Kim Kardashian West losing it at Taylor Swift on Twitter is any less important. (Yes it does).

Nonetheless, our good friend Kim has decided to address that leaked recording of the full phone conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift all the way back in 2016.

“Taylor Swift has chosen to reignite an old exchange,” Kim shouted, or at least we imagine she shouted, before continuing, “that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now…”

But that didn’t stop her. Just like the time she lost her earring in Bora Bora and Kourtney had to yell “KIM THERE’S PEOPLE DYING”. 

In order to understand her problem with Taylor, we should probably just recap what went down in 2016.

I forgot why Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are at war with Taylor Swift…

Well that is unforgivable but we will explain anyway.

For a quick recap, in 2016, Kanye West released his song ‘Famous’ with the lyrics:

I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
Why? I made that b*tch famous (God damn)
I made that bitch famous

Upon the release of his song, Kanye told everyone that Taylor was absolutely fine with the lyrics, and they even had a phone call about it where she explicitly approved them.

Taylor denied that she approved the lyrics.

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So that’s when Kim decided to release a phone call of the conversation between Kanye and Taylor that she had recorded (why were you… recording that) and it appeared that Taylor did indeed agree to the lyric about “me and Taylor might still have sex”.

Taylor clarified that she took issue with Kanye calling her a “bitch”, but by that point no one was listening anymore.

After the release of Kim’s recording, #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty began trending on Twitter, with tens of thousands of people flooding her socials with the snake emoji.

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As a result, Taylor retreated from the spotlight for a year.

But then this weekend the full recording was released by an anonymous source…

And it looks like Taylor was telling the truth.

“So my next single, I want you to tweet it,” Kanye is heard saying in the video that has circulated on Twitter.

“It’s a Good Friday song. That’s why I’m calling you. I wanted you to put the song out.”

Responding, Taylor sounded confused and said people wouldn’t understand why she would be releasing his new song.

“The reason it would be happening is because it has a very controversial line at the beginning of the song about you,” Kanye said.

A wary Taylor asked if it’s “gonna be mean” and West said even Kim initially felt it was “too crazy” but had come around.

After Kanye reads her the original line about sex (originally “I feel like Taylor Swift might owe me sex”), Taylor said it was not mean, she was fine with that and during the conversation, she specifically mentions that she’s glad he didn’t call her a “stupid, dumb bitch”.

“I’m glad it’s not mean though,” she said on the call.

“It doesn’t feel mean, but like, oh my God, the build-up you gave it. I thought it was gonna be like that stupid dumb bitch, like, but it’s not.”

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In another portion, Kanye asked Taylor how she would feel if he included a line that she “I made her famous”.

“Did you say that? Well, what am I going to do about it? It’s just kind of, like, whatever at this point,” she responded.

“But I mean, you gotta tell the story the way it happened to you and the way that you’ve experienced it. Like, you honestly didn’t know who I was before that. Like, it doesn’t matter if I sold seven million [copies] of that album before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine. But um, yeah, I can’t wait to hear it.”

Kanye also promised to send her the final version of the song.

“I’m going to send you the song and send you the exact wording and everything about it, right? And then we could sit and talk through it,” he said, though Taylor has always said she never heard the song before its release.

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At no point in the video does Kanye run ‘b*tch’ past her.

What is Kim saying on Twitter right now?

Kim has today released a series of nine tweets and here’s what they say.

Ahem.

[email protected] 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.


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.

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.

I never edited the footage (another lie) – I only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make my point and the full video that recently leaked doesn’t change the narrative.

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To add, Kanye as an artist has every right to document his musical journey and process, just like she recently did through her documentary.

Kanye has documented the making of all of his albums for his personal archive, however has never released any of it for public consumption & the call between the two of them would have remained private or would have gone in the trash had she not lied & forced me to defend him.

This will be the last time I speak on this because honestly, nobody cares.

Sorry to bore you all with this. I know you are all dealing with more serious and important matters.

What has Taylor Swift said?

Taylor has posted two tiles on her Instagram stories that read:

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 my fans through hell for 4 years)… SWIPE UP to see what really matters.

The World Health Organisation and Feeding America are some of the organizations I’ve been donating to.

If you have the ability to, please join me in donating during this crisis. 

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