There’s always been something unsettlingly “perfect” about Taylor Swift. She comes across as a sweet girl, singing sweet pop songs and she’s always the “victim” of a celebrity feud. In the eyes of many, the girl could do no wrong. Until now. Taylor Swift has been exposed as a liar in the Kanye West Famous fiasco. Has her mask finally slipped off?
Let’s take it back to February when Kanye released his controversial song, Famous. The rapper’s inclusion of the lyrics “I think that me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous,” reignited the duo’s feud, with Taylor claiming she never approved them.
Although Kanye was adamant that Taylor had approved the lyrics prior to the song’s release, the Blank Space singer denied it and even made a speech about him at the Grammy Awards soon after.
Kanye was branded the baddie and Taylor, the goodie. How dare he write such outrageous lyrics without Tay’s consent, right?
Five months down the line and Taylor’s innocent, lovable persona finally slipped when Kim Kardashian PROVED “America’s sweetheart” to be a liar.
Kim published a recording of a telephone call between Kanye and Taylor, where she was HEARD fully approving the Famous lyrics. Her claims of Kanye not giving her a heads up were proven to be false after all, thanks to Kim (the kween) Kardashian.
The full transcript of the telephone conversation can be read below:
Kanye West: For all my south side niggas that know me best / Feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.
Taylor Swift: I’m like this close to overexposure.
KW: Oh, well this one is — I think this is a really cool thing to have.
TS: I know! I mean, it’s like a compliment kind of [laughs].
KW: What I give a fuck about is just you as a person, and as a friend.
TS: That’s sweet.
KW: I want things that make you feel good. I don’t wanna do rap that makes people feel bad.
TS: Yeah. I mean, go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice!
KW: Yeah. I just felt I had a responsibility to you as a friend. I mean, thanks for being so cool about it.
TS: Aw, thanks! Yeah, I really appreciate it. Like, the heads-up is so nice! … People do things without like even asking or seeing if I’d be OK with it. And I just really appreciate it. I never would’ve expected you to tell me about a line in your song. And then the flowers that you sent me, I Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7 million…
KW: Relationships are more important than punchlines, you know.
TS: Yeah. I mean, I don’t think anybody would listen to that and be like, “Oh, that’s a real diss. Like, she must be crying about it…” You gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it. Like, you obviously didn’t know who I was before [the 2009 VMAs]. It doesn’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that … I can make these things happen and I have the ideas to do it and I create these things and concepts. And, like, I’m always gonna respect you. And I’m really glad you had the respect to call me and tell me as a friend, about the song. It’s just a really cool thing to do, and a really good show of friendship. So thank you.
KW: Thank you too.
TS: And you know, if people ask me about it, 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.” 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.” … It’s awesome that you’re so outspoken and it’s gonna be like, “Yeah, she does, it made her famous.” It’s more provocative to say we might still have sex … It doesn’t matter to me. There’s not one that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.
The popstar then published the following statement:
That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/4GJqdyykQu
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 18, 2016
So who do I side with, may you ask? Before you choose Taylor, let us present the 5 times she blatantly lied about Kanye West’s Famous lyrics…
1. In her original statement, Taylor claimed – “Kanye did not call for approval”. – LIE!
We clearly heard Kanye seek approval for the song in the recording, and we heard Taylor give her full consent.
2. “She cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, “I made that bitch famous.” – LIE!
If Taylor wasn’t aware of the “bitch” lyric in question, what “misogynistic message” did she warn Kanye about, specifically? She’d already approved the line about “Kanye having sex” with her, calling it a “compliment”, so what other line could it be? This ultimately proves that she was indeed knowledgeable of the “bitch” lyric. It’s also strange that Taylor approved the “sex” line but not the “bitch” line. We’d assume the former was more offensive.
3. In her latest statement, Taylor said, “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened.” – LIE!
Once again, it couldn’t be more obvious that Taylor was WELL aware of this lyric. The proof lies in the phone call when she tells Kanye, “Like, you obviously didn’t know who I was before [the 2009 VMAs]. It doesn’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that…It’s awesome that you’re so outspoken and it’s gonna be like, “Yeah, she does, it made her famous.”” In what other context would this comment make sense, except in regards to a line about him making her famous?
4. At the Grammy Awards, Taylor said she was upset with Kanye for trying to “take credit for her accomplishments and her fame” – LIE!
If Taylor hates people taking credit for her accomplishments and fame, why then, in the phone call, did she agree that the 2009 VMAs incident helped make her famous? Why then, did she say her album sales were insignificant before Kanye stormed the stage that night? Taylor even admitted in the recording that she doesn’t think anyone would find the song offensive. Her acceptance speech was based on nothing but lies, in an attempt to defame Kanye.
5. Taylor was upset with Kanye for calling her a “bitch in front of the entire world” – LIE!
Like Kanye said, “Bitch is an endearing term in hip hop”. Why is Taylor suddenly a stranger to the word “bitch” when she claims to listen to rap and says that Kanye West’s College Dropout was the “first album she ever bought“? You’d think she was accustomed to hearing that word! Taylor Swift isn’t just a liar, but a hypocrite, too.
We can’t wait for the next episode of this drama!
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