Kim Kardashian Posts Taylor Swift’s Call With Kanye West About ‘Famous’ Lyrics – So Who’s Lying?
Kim Kardashian posted video of Taylor Swift’s phone call with Kanye West in which he told her about the controversial lyrics in his song “Famous,” which included him rapping that “me and Taylor might still have sex.” In a video of West talking to Swift on speakerphone, which Kardashian released on late Sunday on Snapchat (see below), it’s very clear that Swift was informed of that line and even expressed that she thought it came off as “tongue-in-cheek.” So, was she lying about not approving of “Famous”? Gossip Cop breaks it down entirely.
In the newly released taped conversation, Swift can be heard voicing her appreciation to West for giving her the heads-up about that lyric that they “might still have sex.” She says, “It’s like a compliment.” He assures her, “What I give a f**k about is you as a person and as a friend. I want things that make you feel good. I don’t want to do rap that makes people feel bad.”
Swift then tells West, “Go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way… And I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice.” “I just have a responsibility to you as a friend,” explains West to which Swift genuinely notes, “I really appreciate it. The heads up is so nice… I never would have expected you to tell me about a line in a lyric.” But West reiterates, “Relationships are more important than punchlines, you know.” Swift even expresses, “I don’t think anybody would listen to that and be like, ‘Oh that’s a real bit. She like must be crying.’”
About an hour before the video’s release, Kardashian discussed the controversy involving Swift and West over the “Famous” lyric on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” She told Scott Disick that Swift gave her approval to the entire lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous,” but later was “acting like she didn’t.” Kardashian subsequently told her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, on Sunday’s episode that a “camera crew filmed [West] talking to Taylor and got the whole conversation.” Asked why she thought Swift denied having the conversation with West, Kardashian offered, “I think she got freaked out by the reaction and flipped.” Presumably, Kardashian later released the video to prove that a camera crew captured the conversation.
And in June, Kardashian similarly was quoted in GQ saying, “[Swift] totally approved that. She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t. I swear, my husband gets so much s**t for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved. What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?”
When the song came out, however, Kardashian told the magazine that Swift, who knew full well about the song and gave her approval, instead decided to “play the victim again.” The reality star even alleged in the GQ article that Swift’s attorneys sent a letter on her behalf stating, “Don’t ever let that footage come out of me saying that. Destroy it.”
A rep for Swift clarified for the magazine that the singer “never denied that conversation took place.” What Swift disputed is, and what’s significantly not heard in the footage Kardashian posted on Snapchat, is West asking Swift to release “Famous” on her Twitter account, which her rep says “she declined.” Also, glaringly missing in the Snapchat video is the reference to making “that bitch famous.” Swift’s spokesperson told GQ, “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.”
So, as Gossip Cop earlier posed: Who is lying? There’s a good chance neither side is actually being dishonest.
Kardashian and West are telling the truth about the conversation happening and being filmed. Neither side actually disputes that. And Swift was forthright about not being offended by the parts the rapper told her about. But, did she know about the lyric in which West rapped about how he supposedly “made that bitch famous”? It glaringly was not included in the released Snapchat video.
While some are quick to call Swift a liar, Gossip Cop must remind readers that back in February when this was all first blowing up, her rep very carefully told us, “Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.’” There was no denial about her not knowing about the song or having a conversation with West. As far as Gossip Cop can tell, Swift seemingly gave the thumbs up to what West told her, and took it as a “compliment” and understood fans would see it as “tongue-in-cheek,” but she was never apprised of the line about making “that bitch famous” and therefore Swift did not approve West’s entire song.
Check out the video Kardashian released on Snapchat of West discussing “Famous” with Swift. Tell us if you think anyone’s lying.
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) July 18, 2016