Taylor Swift Lashes Back After Kim Kardashian’s “Famous” Lyric Video Snapchat

After Kim Kardashian took to Snapchat on Sunday to reveal the much-debated phone call where Kanye West and Taylor Swift discussed the lyrics to “Famous,” Swift publicly responded to Kardashian’s video reveal, clarifying her reasons for being upset at the song. In previous claims, Swift said West neither warned her nor asked consent for the “Famous” lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”

Swift claimed she “cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,” her spokespeople said. These feelings were compounded in Swift’s grammy speech where she made reference to “people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit,” which was an obvious jab at West.

The feud was given a new angle on Sunday when Kardashian (who has defended her husband the whole time) released a series of Snapchat posts that gave the public access to the recorded conversation between West and Swift. The videos revealed a friendly conversation between the two artists, during which West pitches the lyrics, “To all my south side n***** that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” to which Swift told him to pick whichever line best suited the song. “It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way,” Swift responded in the recording of the call, “And I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice.”


As you can imagine, Kardashian’s Snapchat inspired an impassioned response, or more accurately, a slew of very excited and involved tweets.

Soon after the internet erupted with the high-school level drama between the women, Swift took to Instagram to respond Sunday, captioning her post: “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the internet.”

That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.

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Her response to the leaked phone call pointed out that while she did act supportive on the phone, West never revealed he would call her “that bitch” in the lyrics, let alone the lyrical claim that he made her famous.

However, her sudden concern for his lyrics feels duplicitous considering the fact that at one point in their phone conversation she said, “Even asking or seeing if I would be OK with it and I just really appreciate it. Like I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs.” Again, the counterpoint in her Instagram response posits, “Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”

There is yet to be a response issued from Kardashian or West, so perhaps this dead horse can finally rest in peace.