In her recent GQ cover story, Kim Kardashian said that Taylor Swift signed off on the infamous line in Kanye West's "Famous," and revealed that there's video evidence of the exchange. However, reps for Taylor Swift denied that Swift ever approved of the lyrics and ended their statement with "Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone."
After tonight's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian decided to finally end the controversy between Kanye and Taylor by posting the footage of the phone call onto her Snapchat Story. She hinted at what was to come earlier today by tweeting about "National Snake Day" (in seeming reference to Taylor) and telling everyone to be closely watching her Snapchat.
The footage shows Kanye on speakerphone with Taylor and begins with him reading her the specific lyric: For all my south side n****s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. After some hesitation from Taylor, she responded with, "I mean it's like a compliment kind of," and thought the song was "tongue in cheek." She's similarly okay with the next line, I made that bitch famous. Taylor explains that if she was asked by press about the second line during The Grammys red carpet that took place the following week that she would say "joke's on you guys, we're fine." Famously, Swift used her Album of the Year acceptance speech to respond to the lyrics and said, "I want to say to all the young women out there...there will be people along the way who will try to undercut your success."
Taylor Swift has posted a note to Instagram, saying that she didn't know she was being recorded, she never heard the finished song before it was released, and that she did not approve of being called "that bitch."
Watch the video and read a full transcript of her snaps below. (Reps for Kanye West and Taylor Swift were not immediately available for comment.)
Kanye West: OK, dope. You still got the Nashville number?
Taylor Swift: I still have the nashville area code but i had to change it…
Kanye: For all my south side n****s that know me best, feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.
Taylor: I'm like this close to overexposure.
Kanye: Oh well this one is, uh — I think this is a really cool thing to have
Taylor: I know! I mean it's like a compliment kind of.
Kanye: What I give a fuck about is just you as a person, and as a friend.
Taylor: That's sweet.
Kanye: I want things that make you feel good. I don't wanna do rap that makes people feel bad.
Taylor: Um, ya. 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!
Kanye: Yea. I just felt I had a responsibility to you as a friend. I mean, thanks for being so cool about it.
Taylor: Aw, thanks! Yeah I really appreciate it. Like, the heads up is so nice!
Taylor: …things without like even asking or seeing if I'd be OK with it. And I just really appreciate it. I never would've expect you to tell me about a line in your song.
Taylor: 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...
Kanye: Relationships are more important than punchlines, you know.
Taylor: 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…
Taylor: 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 that.
Taylor: 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.
Taylor: … 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.
Taylor: And I'm really glad you had the respect to call me that and tell me that 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.
Kanye: Thank you too.
Taylor: 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.
Taylor: 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.
Taylor: …awesome that you're so outspoken and it's gonna be like, Yea, she does, it made her famous! It's more provocative to say, Might still have sex.
Taylor: …it's not. It doesn't matter to me. there's not one that hurts my feelings and one that doesn't.
This post was updated at 12:50 to reflect comment from Taylor Swift.