Kim Kardashian asserts Taylor Swift DID know about the line referencing her in Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo track "Famous."
Earlier this year, West premiered the infamous rap which featured the salacious lyric: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous."
West insisted he chatted on the phone with Swift for an hour to get her permission, which he claims she granted, but when the song surfaced, the 1989 singer flipped the script. Swift's spokesperson issued a statement clarifying that not only did Swift disagree with the song but was not even told about the inclusion of the lyric "I made that b*tch famous". Her rep also clarified West asked her to promote the song, but she declined. Swift apparently warned him not to release “a song with such a strong misogynistic message.”
When Swift won a Grammy for Album Of The Year in February, she used the moment to defend her accolades. She said, "as the first woman Album Of The Year at the GRAMMYs twice, I wanna say... there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people side track you... Some day when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you'll know it was you, and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world."
Now in the height of a new scandal involving Swift where she was inconspicuously locking lips with actor Tom Hiddleston on the rocky beaches of Rhode Island in what appeared to be a very obvious photo-op (a.k.a. f**k you, Calvin Harris), Kim Kardashian is speaking out. She's defending her husband on his claims, saying the conversation very much did happen and there's proof: it was filmed for a Pablo documentary.
“[Taylor Swift] totally gave the okay," Kim says in her new interview with GQ magazine. "Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew.”
According to Kim, Swift's legal team sent Kanye a letter demanding that the footage be locked away or destroyed. Kanye's reps backed Kim up, but didn't offer the evidence.
Swift's people avoided answering the question whether the tape exists or not, but did provide the following statement:
“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.”
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) February 19, 2016