Arguably the biggest event in Taylor Swift’s career since the other biggest event which unfortunately involved a “West” making a mockery of her but this time rightfully so.
Kim Kardashian West took 5 months planning or rather deciding whether or not to end the career her husband gave a huge lift. Famous one of the tracks on Kanye West’s latest project had a few controversies surrounding it, one was the concept behind the video and earlier, we had a few concerns about the lyrics.
“For all my Southside niggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Kanye west took to Twitter on February and said he went ahead to ask for Taylor’s permission before releasing the song. Even though his wife Kim earlier said the phone call was recorded, Taylor’s representative on February 12 said this:
Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account. She declined and 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’.
Three days later Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the Grammys went thus: “I want to say to the young woman out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.” – A direct statement hitting at Kanye for his “I made that bitch famous” line.
Fed up of all that nonsense, Kim posted a full video of the telephone conversation on her Snapchat almost as if she telegraphed the entire dispute from start.
Here’s a full transcript of the telephone conversation.
Kanye West on the phone with Taylor Swift: "You still got the Nashville number?"
Taylor Swift: "I still have the Nashville umm area code, but I had to change it."
Kanye West reads the "Famous" lyric: "To all my southside n----s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."
Taylor Swift: "I'm like this close to overexposure."
Kanye West: "Oh, well this I think this a really cool thing to have."
Taylor Swift: "I know, I mean it's like a compliment, kind of."
Kanye West: "All I give a f--k about is you as a person and as a friend, I want things that make you feel good. "
Taylor Swift: "That's sweet."
Kanye West: "I don't want to do rap that makes people feel bad."
Taylor Swift: "Umm, 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."
Kanye West: "Oh yeah, I just had a responsibility to you as a friend you know, and I mean thanks for being so cool about it."
Taylor Swift: "Aw thanks. Um yeah I really appreciate it, like the heads up is so nice. [inaudible] Even asking or seeing if I would be okay with it and I just really appreciate it. Like I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs."
Kanye West: "It's pretty crazy."
Kanye West: "Relationships are more important than punch lines, ya know?"
Taylor Swift: "I don't think anyone would listen to that and be like that's a real diss she must be crying. You've gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. You honestly didn't know who I was before that. It doesn't matter that 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 fine."
Taylor Swift: "I might be in debt, but I can make these things happen. I have the ideas to do it and I create these things and concepts. I'm always going to respect you. I'm really glad that you have the respect to call me and tell me that as a friend about the song. It's a really cool thing to do and a really good show of friendship so thank you."
Kanye West: "Thank you, too."
Taylor Swift: "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 the line before it came out. Jokes on you guys, We're fine.'
You guys want to call this a feud; you want to call this throwing shade but right after the song comes out I'm going to be on a Grammys red carpet and they're going to ask me about it and I'll be like, ‘He called me.' It's awesome that you're so outspoken about this and be like, ‘Yeah, she does. It made her famous.' Its more provocative to say ‘might still have sex…' It's doesn't matter to me. There's not like one [line] that hurts my feelings and one that doesn't."
Taylor swift then took to Instagram and posted a photo saying "Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that b****' in his song? It doesn't exist because it never happened. You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called 'that b****' in front of the entire world."
She captioned the photo: “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.” but that's too late, the internet's mind is made up.