Monday, July 18, 2016
Kim Posts Video Proof Taylor Swift Did Hear Kanye West Track, Famous
Kim Kardashian has posted a string of SnapChats that appeared to show a video of Kanye on the phone to Taylor Swift as they discuss his track, Famous.
In the video Kanye, on speaker-phone to someone that sounds like Swift, can be heard initially asking if she was on the same "Nashville number" before reading out the controversial lyrics: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex . . . I made that b famous."
Kanye then tells her "I mean it's like a compliment" before insisting her feelings are his priority when it comes to his music: "What I give a f* about is just 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."
Reacting to the track, Taylor can then be heard saying: "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!" She adds: "I'm really glad you had the respect to call me that and tell me that as a friend, about the song."
Taylor slammed the rapper over the content of the lyrics when the song was released earlier in the year and denied she had heard the track before it's release.
At the time a rep for the singer said: "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. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, 'I made that b** famous.'"
Speaking to GQ Magazine earlier this summer Kim once again insisted the song had been approved and claimed Taylor had threatened the rapper with a lawsuit if footage of the phone conversation wasn't destroyed.
"She totally approved that," she said. "She totally knew that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn't. I swear, my husband gets so much s--- for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved."
"It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, 'When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I'm so against this, and I'll just laugh and say, 'The joke's on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.'
"And I'm like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again."
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