The world basically ended on Sunday night. Did you miss it? Let me catch you up. Kim Kardashian released the video she mentioned in her GQ Magazine interview of Taylor Swift talking to Kanye West on the phone about the controversial lyrics of his song “Famous” and the Internet actually exploded.
During her cover story interview with GQ, Kardashian revealed, “She totally approved that… She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t.”
Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians covered Kim discussing this video and calling Swift a liar. So, she decided to post the video on her Snapchat story as proof.
The video proves Swift did talk to West on the phone and that she approved the line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” However, it also proves that the statement Swift’s rep released along with the GQ interview was accurate. West never played the song for Swift or told her about the line “that bitch.”
According to the statement, Swift’s rep told GQ Magazine, “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.”
However, the Internet didn’t care. Twitter users trended #KimExposedTaylorParty and the tweets were malicious.
Some other celebrities even got in on the drama. Demi Lovato favorited a tweet that said “I love Kim Kardashian.” Katy Perry also couldn’t resist chiming in and promoting her new single in the process, tweeting, “#RISE above it all.”
Swift took to Instagram to share her side of the story, reiterating the fact that West never played her the song or ran the line “that bitch” by her and that she never lied. She captioned the photo, “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.”
Swift has had a tough time catching a break lately. It seems like every time we turn around, there’s a new story about her that’s stirring up even more drama than the last.
First, she and Calvin Harris broke up in early June. Then, Swift started dating Tom Hiddleston and Harris acted scorned, deleting all social media evidence that their relationship ever existed. Next, Kardashian revealed that video footage of Swift and West discussing his “Famous” lyrics on the phone exists.
Not long after, rumors started circling that Swift wrote Harris’ new song, “This Is What You Came For.” Swift’s rep confirmed she wrote the song and Harris tweeted all sorts of shade, even bringing her feud with Perry into it. Perry responded, of course, creating even more drama and widespread anti-Swift sentiments.
Now, Kardashian decides to leak the video of Swift’s phone call with West and literally all hell breaks loose. What could possibly be next? It’s all so crazy I can’t help but feel like it’s all part of some crazy PR plan to drop a surprise album out of nowhere. It’s actually borderline insane. That’s all I have to say about it.
Update, July 18: Twitter is already going wild and there are two very different reactions to the latest story, as evidenced by Khloé Kardashian and Selena Gomez’s tweets on the topic.
Khloé was only too pleased to share her thoughts on her sister’s Snapchat story, taking to Twitter to applaud her sister.
Selena Gomez on the other hand appeared to take issue with the fact that everyone is speaking about the latest Taylor Swift/Kim Kardashian drama — although she did not address it directly.
Gomez continued to express her disappointment with the industry.
Update, July 18:
It looks like the detectives on Twitter have discovered something very suspicious about Swift’s response. Usually when a note is first created, the top left navigation will say “Local Notes” and send you back to the list of notes you have on your phone.
Swift’s screenshot shows the word “Search” in her note, leading most fans to believe that her response was written awhile ago. Major online detectives think that the phrase Swift was searching for was “because it doesn’t exist” indicating that she may have written something in response to Kardashian’s GQ interview, but decided against it at the time.
Apparently, Swift decided with the leaked videos it was time to defend herself.