Kim Kardashian West Says That Taylor Swift Definitely Knew About Kanye West's Lyrics About Her
The drama is real.
Kim Kardashian West sat down for an interview with GQ and in it she was asked about the drama between Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and his song "Famous," in which Taylor is mentioned.
You might know it — it goes, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, why? I made that bitch famous."
It caused a whole lotta hullabaloo because at the Grammys while accepting an award, it seemed like Taylor was kinda pissed about the lyric and taking a dig at Kanye for writing her into his song.
Even though Kanye claimed that Taylor was totally aware of the song and even cool with it.
Kim had this to say about it:
“She totally approved that,” Kim says, shaking her head in annoyance. “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.”
She continued, basically saying that not only did Taylor know, but that she even said she would joke about it:
Swift, Kim insists, “totally gave the okay. Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he's called me a bitch in his songs. That's just, like, what they say. I never once think, [gasping] ‘What a derogatory word! How dare he?’ Not in a million years. I don't know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden.… 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.”
When asked if Swift and the Wests have talked since the ~incident~, Kim revealed that they haven't — except for a letter from Swift's attorney demanding that footage of a recorded conversation proving that Taylor knew the whole time be destroyed:
“No. Maybe an attorney's letter she sent saying, ‘Don't ever let that footage come out of me saying that. Destroy it.’”
GQ also asked for comment from Taylor's publicist, who basically refuted was Kim is saying.
“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.”