Kim Kardashian thinks that Taylor Swift is "playing the victim" by trying to deny that she approved the infamous lyric on Kanye West's "Famous."
The saga of "Famous" continues. The first single off Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is perhaps most remembered for its opening lines: "For all my Southside n*ggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous." The Taylor he speaks of is, of course, Ms. Swift, whom Kanye famously interrupted during her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs. Many were offended when the song was first heard, but Kanye maintained that Taylor had not only been aware the lyric but had also approved of it.
Taylor's manager soon denied that his client had backed the lyric in question, and upon winning Album of the Year at this year's Grammys, Taylor seemed to target Kanye in her speech, telling her female fans that "there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or fame."
Now, Kim Kardashian West has shared some new revelations with regard to the "Famous" controversy, and according to her, her husband was telling the truth all along. In her new cover story with GQ, which is paired with many enchanting images of her nude body, Kim said that, initially, Taylor had been on board with the "Famous" lyric that involved her. Apparently, Taylor's Grammy speech came as a huge surprise to everyone who had heard the phone call between her and Kanye during which the lyric was supposedly approved. Kim explained Taylor's sudden flip-flop:
"It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, 'When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I'm so against this, and I'll just laugh and say, 'The jokes on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.'"
"And I'm like, wait," said Kim in response to Taylor's speech. "But [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again."
Kim also claimed that a videographer was present at the session when Kanye called Taylor, and she affirmed that there's video evidence of Taylor (through the phone) giving "Famous" her blessing. She believes that Taylor must be aware of the video, as her lawyers apparently called Kanye asking him to destroy said footage.
GQ reached out to a rep for Taylor, who denied almost all of Kim's allegations, saying that "she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye." The rep admitted that there was a phone call that took place between Taylor and Kanye, but that, during their conversation, Kanye didn't address the derogatory "Famous" lyric and only asked if she'd be willing to premiere the song through her Twitter account. Team Taylor finished the statement by writing, "Taylor cannot understand why Kanye, and now Kim Kardashian, will not leave her alone."