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Updated on 31 Aug 2020. Posted on 18 Jul 2016

The Whole Kanye And Taylor Mess Just Got Even Worse

OMG guys. OMG.

Hello. I'm sure you know by now that earlier this year Kanye West released a song called "Famous" with the lyrics "I think that me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous". This caused a LOT of drama.

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Like, so much drama that I don't even know what to do.

In Taylor's first statement about the song, she claimed that she never approved the lyrics, and warned Kanye not to release it.

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"Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single 'Famous' on her Twitter account," her publicist told BuzzFeed. "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 bitch famous.'"

She also said this during a Grammys acceptance speech, the day after Kanye's album dropped.

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To this, Kanye replied that she definitely heard it and loved it.

3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings

THEN Kim told GQ that Taylor was 100% aware of the song.

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“She 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 shit for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”

In response to that, Taylor's publicist released this statement to GQ, which kinda tells a different story to her earlier comment.

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.

So, no one really knew who to believe because both parties had very different stories about how it all went down.

E!

THIS IS WHERE SHIT GETS MESSY. Today, Kim uploaded the video of the phone call between Kanye and Taylor to Snapchat. AND GUYS, THERE IS SO MUCH HERE TO UNPACK.

THEN IT GETS INTERESTING.

In the video, she also tells Kanye that she would talk about the song on the Grammys red carpet.

It's all very messy.

E!

Though Taylor never denied that she had a conversation with Kanye, it does seem weird that she would publicly call the song misogynistic when she told Kanye that it was a compliment. The video doesn't show Taylor hearing the lyric where Kanye calls her "that bitch", which is the one she took issue with when the song was released. On the other hand, if Kim had released this recording right at the beginning of this whole saga, there would have been a lot less drama.

Also, a full video with no cutaways would not go astray in this situation, just saying.

UPDATE: Taylor just posted this to Instagram.

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