Forget Hillary vs. Trump… Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian proves that we are officially a nation divided. The celebrities, who have a combined Twitter following of over 124 million (46m for Kim and 78m for Taylor), are having themselves a public war of words.
In Kim’s cover story for the July edition of Vogue, the most famous of the famous Kardashians said that Taylor Swift totally knew in advance that her husband Kanye West was going to call her “that b***h” in his song “Famous.” Kim K. added that Swift was just feigning offense for attention when the song came out in February.
After hearing about Kim’s statements about Taylor’s previous statements about Kanye’s lyrical statements, Team Swift released their own brand new, lengthy official statement:
“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 b**ch’ 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 the lyrics] is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”
Swift has steadfastly denied having any prior knowledge about Kanye’s song. The line about Swift in “Famous” is in reaction to Swift’s reaction to the infamous “Imma let you finish” moment when West interrupted the “Blank Space” singer on stage to complain about how a real artist like Beyoncé should have won an MTV video music award.