By Brian Ives
In a message posted to Taylor Swift’s Instagram, the singer-songwriter strikes back against Kanye West and Kim Kardashian with a message that seems to be in response to West’s song, “Famous,” and Kim Kardashian’s assertion that Swift had approved the song, and then did a public about face. In the song, West raps, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b—- famous.” West said that Swift approved of the song; it’s a claim Swift’s reps have denied unequivocally.
West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, recently said that Swift is “playing the victim” by denying that she was “in” on the song in the first place. Apparently over the weekend, Kardashian posted some of the phone conversation that West and Swift had discussing the song; parts of that conversation were transcribed by The Fader. In the conversation, it’s not clear that Swift has actually heard the song, but it seems as if West has read the controversial lyric to her. West says to her, “For all my south side n—-s that know me best, feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” Throughout the conversation, he expresses that he considers her a friend, and she seems grateful to be forewarned that she was going to be name dropped in the song.
But Swift’s latest Instagram post seems to be in response to those recordings being posted to the web. The response is included in the Instagram image; Swift’s caption is, “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the internet.”
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song?” she asks. “It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world.”
“Of course I wanted to like the song,” she continues. “I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did. While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination. I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
See the post, below.