In a recent GQ cover story, Kim Kardashian called out Taylor Swift for backpedalling on her approval of Kanye West's "Famous," and last night (July 17) more drama exploded when Kardashian took to Snapchat to share snippets of the rumoured phone agreement between Swift and West.
The Life of Pablo cut initially caused drama for featuring the line: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous." At the time of its release, West maintained that he had discussed the lyrics with Swift and that the pop star had given them her stamp of approval. Her team vehemently denied it, condemning the "strong misogynistic message."
Since then, West has also released the accompanying video, depicting a nude Swift in bed with a slew of other naked celebrities, drawing ire from staunch Swift supporter Lena Dunham.
But throughout the whole sordid saga, Kardashian has stood by her husband, insisting that West has been treated unfairly by the media and Swift for releasing a song he had permission to release. In the GQ interview, the reality TV star suggested that there was video documentation of the phone call between Swift and West, and after airing her grievances about Swift to her sister Kourtney on Keeping Up with the Kardashians last night, she took to Snapchat to further prove her point.
She unleashed video snippets of West in the studio (with Rick Rubin napping in the background), talking to Swift on the phone and running through the lyric she's mentioned in. Though she doesn't appear on camera, Swift is heard referring to the line as "a compliment" before repeatedly thanking the rapper for reaching out.
Later on in the conversation, Swift can be heard collaborating on a plan to give her public approval of the track on the Grammy red carpet — the same ceremony where she instead ended up slamming 'Ye for taking credit for her fame during an acceptance speech.
"I think it would be great for me to be like, 'Look, he called me and told me about the line before it came out,'" she can be heard saying. "Like, joke's on you guys, we're fine. You guys wanna call this a feud, you wanna call this throwing shade. But right after the song comes out, I'm gonna be on a Grammy red carpet and they're gonna ask me about it. And I'm gonna be like, 'He called me.'"
But despite the audio proof surfacing, Swift has stepped up to share her take on the situation, maintaining that she "was never given the full story," and telling the Kardashian-West family: "You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called 'that bitch' in front of the entire world."
If you don't follow Kardashian on Snapchat, you can see a selection of segments from the conversation below, and fill yourself in on the whole thing over here.