Kim Kardashian showed the receipts on Taylor Swift & Kanye’s conversation

Last year, Taylor Swift and Kanye West finally buried the hatchet. She introduced his VMA Video Vanguard thing, and they also had lunch together, plus he sent her flowers. They seemed totally fine with each other for months. Then Yeezy debuted his new album, The Life of Pablo, in February of this year. There’s a song called “Famous” on the album which includes the lyrics “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that bitch famous / God damn / I made that bitch famous.” In the immediate outcry and drama with those lyrics, Kanye insisted that Taylor was totally fine with it, that he sought and received her approval. Team Yeezy even said that Swifty got the joke. But Team Swifty came down like a hammer. This is the original statement from Taylor’s spokesperson to People Mag:

“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.'”

[From People]

Kanye would throw multiple hissy fits in the weeks that followed, and while I thought he needed to let it go, I also sort of believed his story. Because even in that first statement from Taylor’s spokesperson, there’s a contradiction big enough to drive a truck full of Yeezy sneakers through. Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian also took Taylor Swift to task in last month’s GQ cover interview, saying that oh, right, Kanye has the receipts on the phone call between himself and Taylor because he was filming a making-of-the-album documentary at the time and there’s video of the call. I was actually hoping that Kim and Kanye would show the receipts at some point. And I got my wish! Kim posted the video on Snapchat. Two part video of Kanye & Tay’s convo (NSFW for some language):

Here is the exact transcript:

Kanye West: “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.”

Taylor Swift: “And then the flowers that you sent me, I like Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s like the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7”

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.”

[From E! News]

Wow, you mean Kanye and Taylor spoke at length on the phone and he asked for her permission and she gave it and even told him that he didn’t even need to ask for her permission? And she basically told him that whatever lyrics he wanted to use were fine? God, I love when my instincts are dead on the money. I love when the receipts are provided. As you can imagine, Taylor can’t just say, “You know what? This whole thing escalated from a simple misunderstanding.” Of course not. Not when her whole deal is being a Professional Victim. Not when she already had her spokesperson lie about it. So Taylor tried to play the victim again – the victim of character assassination. She posted this:

So now her story changes when she got caught in a lie. Now it was always an issue of being called “that bitch”? Now she admits that the lengthy (recorded!!!) conversation took place, that he sought her permission, but her issue is with “bitch,” even though she said in the phone conversation “Like I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs.” And “I mean go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way.”

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  1. Pinky says:

    ​Kim K. kame with her receipts. Now Taylor Swift can have ALL the seats.​


    • Jess says:

      What receipts? The “I made that BITCH famous” line isn’t even audible in Kim’s video. Why wouldn’t Kim just snap Kanye explicitly asking about the bitch line? Why do it some roundabout way? The whole snaps are weird and obviously cutting some shit out of the convo. Why cut out the smoking gun?

      Maybe this is all some BS plan their PR teams cooked up, like a handy little rope they can pull any time they need to put or keep their names in the news.

      • Brea says:

        But Taylor says: “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.”
        So they were talking about fame. I can believe she didn’t know about the b**** part but that’s not what her Grammy speech was about.

      • Becky says:

        She, or her rep, lied in the original statement and now she’s complaining about the use of the word “bitch”?

        So she was OK with this line:
        “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex”
        but not this
        “I made that bitch famous”
        In the transcript she says “Umm, yeah I mean go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way.”

        If she wasn’t sure why didn’t she just say she didn’t approve or wanted to hear the recorded version first?

      • Eleonor says:

        Well he read her some of the lyric. She knew he wasn’t going to talk about rainbows and unicorns.

      • Erinn says:

        I’m with Jess on this.

        You can consent to some things, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be okay to EVERYTHING. I think that’s a pretty basic concept. Based just on that one line, sure it IS tongue in cheek. I don’t know. Personally – I’d be more fine with that than “I made that bitch famous” or whatever. And that transcript – we don’t know WHICH lines she said she doesn’t mind, since conveniently the bitch part isn’t in that transcript. He could have said that same line worded two different ways -who knows.

        Her wording is kind of awkward though – it’s not a case of “OH YES, this is PERFECT. DO IT.” There’s some hesitation in there at first.

        I’m more skeeved out over the taping of conversations without the other party being aware.

      • Jess says:


        Hasn’t her argument all along been that she had the call (true), she didn’t listen to the song (true, Kanye just sang one verse to her) and that he didn’t tell her about the “I made that BITCH famous” part (true again, and the only line she has ever publicly had a problem with). All she has said since the beginning has been proven true by the recording, so I don’t understand why Kim would post it as if it would destroy TS. People on this thread are so eager to destroy her that they don’t even realize that this just proves what she has always said was the truth.

        The only lie she has been caught on, is that she complained to Kanye about the lyric saying it was misogynistic. So yeah, when she heard the actual lyric + saw the reaction she tried to get into the feminist bandwagon to legitimize her feminist image. I do find this quite hypocritical and I do believe Taylor is just a feminist when it comes to her own personal problems. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to her talk about the misogyny in society but to refer to how she’s affected by it, so it does seem pretty opportunistic to try and become a feminist spokesperson when you never speak out about it. But other than that, she has been pretty straight about this whole ordeal.

        Kanye was totally deceptive during that phone call and straight up hid the most important part from her. How you don’t see this is beyond me.

      • Meryl says:

        If that’s the case, her public speech at the Grammys was misleading as hell. Taylor’s quote was about someone claiming your fame. At the beginning of this all, she simply could have that it wasn’t what she was expecting and she couldn’t approve of the final version. Instead she used is as a platform to create a version of the situation that simply isn’t true – the video does prove that. And people are calling her on it.

      • Anna says:

        @Jess at the end of the day she lied about the conversation even happening and now she got caught. She has such an issue with being called a b*tch but remember when she essentially called Camilla Belle a wh*re for dating her ex?
        It’s so funny that Taylor will do whatever she can to turn this isn’t some faux feminism narrative

      • Becky says:

        Jess, see Naya’s post below, she’s explained it better than I could.

      • Shambles says:

        All hair-splitting aside, she still lied. No mental gymnastics can change that plain and simple fact. She plainly, clearly denied that the conversation ever. Happened. That was a lie. She got caught in that lie. The conversation happened at length. She made herself the perpetual victim again by saying she was never contacted about the song, when she clearly said “use whatever lyric you want. Thanks for contacting me about the song.” She is a mentally stunted mean-girl who lied to keep herself victimized. How much is it going to take for people to realize what a manipulative asshole she is? The facts are right in front of our faces.

      • We Are All Made Of Stars says:

        Okay, so her original story was that no call pertaining to the lyrics was ever had between them, and that during a business call she gave him a strongly worded feminist message about misogynist lyrics. And yet what really happened was that they did have a conversation about the lyrics, and she approved lyrics about them having sex? Um, she lied everyone.

      • HH says:

        So she approved the lyrics that said “I feel like me and taylor might still have sex” but objects to “i made that b*tch famous” ??????????????????????????? This is still questionable under the umbrella of feminism that Taylor often likes to cover herself with.

        Taylor clearly agreed it was tongue and cheek, which means the lines following after it were too. Furthermore, if Kanye went so far as to clear aline and be appreciative, CLEARLY no harm was meant. You know what Taylor should have done that would have put her in a better light: release a statement that told the truth FIRST TIME AROUND. Something to the tune of: “While Kanye and I spoke, I cleared “x” item, not “y” item. I understand the tongue and cheek reference, but I object to the language used.” BOOM.

      • mee says:

        @ HH – boom is right. that would have been the right response if she was going to reply to the song at all.

        It does sound like she’s somewhat hesitant in the call and I think she regretted being accommodating afterward. Taylor seems to have this problem where she agrees to things and later backtracks and makes herself a victim. A lot of us (women) do that – try to be accommodating – but we need to learn to stop doing that, or at the least, not try to make ourselves a victim later.

      • TreadStyle says:

        She is now acting like it was just the b**** part that made her mad… But go back and watch her Grammys speech, obviously she doesn’t even remember what she said! At the time she was mad at someone else taking credit for her being famous…. So umm no not anywhere close to only being mad about being called one word. Also it sounds even more ridiculous now w her having to retract any other lyrics she originally was against to now only being able to say her problem was just with being “I was only mad he used the word b****” is so middle school. Everything else he said was worse then the use of the word b****….but she approved those. Can’t stand the Kardashians but glad someone out there had the proof and nerve to show how Taylor manipulates the public.

      • MI6 says:

        tough when your fave is problematic…oops, I mean a liar, isn’t it, Jess?

      • Jess says:

        @ MI6

        Lmfao I see you already got your petty comments ready, what a surprise. I know you’re over the moon right now but this doesn’t change the fact that the love of your life is still dating her LOL. I know it burns you sweetie but it’s its the truth. And clearly Taylor is my fave since you have amazing reading comprehension skills.

        tough when your fave is still dating…oops, I mean MADLY in love with your crush, isn’t it, MI6? 😉

      • iseepinkelefants says:

        They’re peiced together weird because in snapchat you’re only allowed to make 10 second video clips so you have to record, stop, post, start recording again. It sucks. I’ve tried it and it’s time consuming making sure everything lines up. As much as you try, it still comes out choppy.

    • Nev says:


    • Eleonor says:

      this must burn !!!!!
      Btw Kim K. is a genious pr, Kanye should let his wife handle all his public statements and actions, seriously.

      • detritus says:

        The lead up and everything, mwah. excellent.
        Taylor and Kim are the opposite side of the same damn coin though. Feminist when it suits, political when it suits, it seems money and publicity always suits though.

      • lucy2 says:

        Agree, detritus. Kim may have won this round, but she has a long history of lying about all kinds of stuff herself, and I agree they both wave the feminism flag only when it benefits them.
        I think Taylor was really shitty for lying about this, and throwing him under the bus to continue playing the victim.
        That said, I still think his lyrics were disrespectful to both her and his wife, and I wouldn’t be OK with it if I was either of them.

      • Elle says:

        Ha! Spoken like a true Kartrashian fan – you can’t even spell the word genius, much less relate to the concept!

    • als says:

      Yeah, just proves that if you fuck with Kanye, the entire Kardashian clan will come for you. Like the mob.
      Why wasn’t Kanye able to fight his own battle and where can I find an idiot to handle my battles?

      I am sure Taylor can take care of herself, especially given that she created a large part of this mess, but this ganging up on people under the pretext of love happens IRL and it’s shitty.
      You have a problem with one of the partners (regardless who is in the right or in the wrong) and the other jumps on your head because they are soul mates. Love and organized crime go hand in hand.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Regardless of this entire drama, I find it kinda nice that Kim and her whole family defend Kanye. Of course, they would probably drop him if it benefited them, but for now, it’s nice.

      • Erinn says:

        Locke – I kind of feel like that too, regardless of my feelings about him/Taylor/whoever is involved in this. They’re not known as the most … welcoming group of people, but they are willing to go to bat for him. Which hey – at least they’ve accepted the complete crazy that Kanye is. They’re not hiding it.

      • als says:

        I totally get your points but I don’t share them.
        For me, the association is with the mob, for you, it’s with a loving family.
        Support from family IMO is allowing me to carry my own battles and, when I return home (defeated or not), accepting me just as I am. More like a silent, strong, background support.

        I have no respect left for Kanye. He was played by Taylor so many times, it took Kim to come out and rescue him.
        If he was smart he wouldn’t have included Taylor in those lyrics at all. Knowing what a trickster she is, knowing how much she likes playing the victim, a smart man would have avoided all contact with Taylor.

      • fruitloops says:

        @ALS, and what else is a partner supposed to do, is he/she supposed to just let you be in whatever situation in life because it’s YOUR situation and YOUR problem? That’s not a real partner in my opinion, let alone when it’s a husband or a wife who is supposed to be your partner for life, in good and bad.

      • Tifygodess24 says:

        Here my thing if Kim was “oh so concerned” with really defending her husband why didn’t she drop this back when it all started? But nope. Instead she waits and waits for her show, to make it part of a storyline for ratings and for other self serving purposes. This has less to do with defending Kanye and more to do with Kim needing and wanting constant attention.
        And let’s keep in mind you have a proven liar and constant victim player (Kim) calling out someone else for lying? That’s fresh. I’m not going to let my dislike for Taylor allow me to be taken for a ride by a kardashian. No thanks. No one wins in this. Taylor’s career isn’t going anywhere no matter what Kim drops, and Kim is being temporarily elevated until she does something stupid again which she will.

      • TreadStyle says:

        @ALS kind of like how Calvin use to defend Taylor anytime someone said a single negative thing about her? Or wait anytime Taylor is getting negative press and she sends her squad out to defend her on social media? I bet she misses Calvin right about now knowing Tom would never use his social media to get in this mess and defend her.

      • TiosBlankie says:

        I don’t know anything about this situation other than what I just read, but I think Kanye fighting with Taylor probably isn’t a good look for him when she’s already claiming to be upset a grown man is calling her a bitch etc. Him releasing the calls probably would have looked worse than Kim doing it in his defense.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        While it surely was for the ratings for KUWTK, it’s also the first time in a long long time Taylor’s PR game is showing cracks, with the Calvin drama, the Katy drama, the Tiddles oversharing. If they released this sooner, it wouldn’t have the same impact.

        I don’t really care about either of them, I don’t listen to nor particularly like Taylor ( I’m still surprised people my age listen to her songs, I was sure her fans are younger than 17), nor do I dislike Kim as much as some people do. This whole thing, to me, is just so beautifully entartaining,

      • Elle says:

        Funny, the “clan” didn’t say anything when Malik Yusef said Kanye doesn’t take his meds for bipolar disorder and or schizophrenia, and Rhymefest said that Kanye needs help, spiritual and mental.

    • sunny says:


      Your comment is everything! Seriously, you just won the week. Kongratulations.

    • SM says:

      Slow clap for Kim

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      It is clear that poor dear Kanye wanted to try to do ‘the right thing’ with TayTay and that is why he called her to let her know that he was name checking her and to run some lyrics past her. I think her behaviour at the Emmys and since has probably completely hurt and upset him as it sounds as though he was trying to be respectful to her as a woman and an artist – in his way.
      I think he genuinely thought that they were in this together and that she and he were going to play some troll prank on the journos whilst at the Emmy’s
      I can see how that would be really blardy upsetting if he thought they were good and she turned on him when in the spotlight
      It doesn’t sound from any of their conversation as if she expected to be called by him before release of any material or as if she had any issues with anything he might put out.
      This is evidenced by her saying:
      “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
      “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”
      The interesting bit to me is where she says….
      “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”

      I think this is the part of the conversation that shows that he did run the ‘made this bitch famous’ part past her.
      As she said not this line that hurts my feeling and this line that doesn’t. She says that it is clear that he genuinely had no idea who she was at this point and so is good with it
      Alternatively my other take on it is that Kanye genuinely has never felt that using bitch in a rap is a diss in anyway and is therefore doubly completely confused by her reaction.

      i think there could be room for some sympathy with TayTay here as perhaps she does find bitch unacceptable and has every right to say so.

      The bit where Tay tay
      “declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.” doesn’t ever seem to have taken place – this seems like a flat out lie
      Either he told her about the two proposed lines, as it seems to me that he did, and she was good with them or he told her his rough ideas for the two lines and she was good with them and surprised pleased he had called her.
      I feel like she wanted to have a go at him and took her opportunity. She didn’t know that Kanye was recording for his video. Otherwise her version of cautioning him would stand.

    • Jack Daniels is my patronus says:

      California is a two-party consent state for recording. So either Taylor knew she was being recorded, or the Kardashians are going to be sued. I’m guessing she knew… She thrives on drama.

      • Jade says:

        According to tmz it was recorded in La, so how long before the Kardashians claim a bodygaurd recorded it

      • Pinky says:

        Eh. If it’s true it was recorded in CA, we just need to know where Taylor was when she was on the phone. If she was in a one-party state, then the lines get blurred again and they could be okay.


    • Cat'sMeow says:

      @mee Yes, that’s what I hear. She’ reluctant as hell to even talk to Kanye. I get the feeling that she wants to be cool and accommodating, but she’s not really on board. BUT, that’s on her. We as women need to be less accommodating and say what we want.

    • imqrious2 says:

      OOPS… sorry Jack Daniels! I posted w/out seeing your post!
      *Never mind* (in my best “Emily Latella” impersonation) 😊

      I’m waiting for someone to realize that in California, it’s illegal to tape a phone conversation without BOTH parties consenting to the recording:

      California’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law. California makes it a crime to record or eavesdrop on any confidential communication, including a private conversation or telephone call, without the consent of all parties to the conversation. See Cal. Penal Code § 632

      Taylor has a nice lawsuit against Kanye. I’m surprised that she hasn’t realized it yet.

      • swak says:

        But were they in CA when it was recorded. Or, as some have said, were they in NY?

      • Pinky says:

        If one person is in a one-party state, and the other is in a two-party state, the one-party state often has prevailed, no matter who did the calling. So, just wait until the facts come out. And if Taylor wants this to go away and not look any more like the psychopathic, vindictive, petty witch she is, she should let it drop. Like LEANN RIMES eventually did.


    • Elle says:

      No receipts when they record and edit all of their shows/lives/recordings to make themselves look better. Ask Kris Humphries. The truth and the Kardashians have never met. Ask Robert Sr. about OJs guilt/innocence, Bruce about his gender and sexuality, Khloe about her biological father, West about his mental diagnosis. Or the myriad of lawsuits that have piled up about their fake products – the credit card, waist trainers, diet pills, etc.

  2. Farrahh says:

    So done with Taylor Swift. This is literally the end of the rope of her victim-playing bullshit.

    This was recorded in NY, not CA, hence why instead of taking legal action she posts this CLEARLY advance written (I’d say, based on the fact that it goes back to Search, this was written for a long time banking on the fact that she knew they had recording evidence) statement. It’s so transparent, hence she grabs onto the only thing not in the video (that he called her a bitch?) that she has any standing on. What about the fact that you told him not to release a song that was so misogynist? Or that this conversation never took place? Me thinks they have more recordings where that came from…

    Kim and Kanye are so so stupid, but she’s a lying snake and a grade A Regina George. Team no one, but God I love watching her squirm.

    Bets on Tom Hiddleston frantically on the phone to Olivia Pope trying to get out of this shit??

    • Farrahh says:

      ALSO, I just want to give Kim a round of applause for her receipts. Perfection.

      Okay now I’m done. I need popcorn.

    • jinni says:

      Tom isn’t going anywhere now. Do you really think Swift and her people would even allow him to leave if he wanted to? She’s been dragged /exposed by her ex and her frenemies wife, there is no way she’s going to allow for him to dump her at this moment. He’ll probably really have to propose to her in order to change the narrative around her.

      • Fa says:

        True Tom is trap now to save face & play the caring boyfriend expect more over the top paparazzi stage

      • maria 2 says:

        I was thinking that yesterday, regarding the cheating rumours. The only way to save face and remain the innocent victim is to admit to have cheated but it was for TRUE LOVE! oh well. peoples memories are short in a year no one will care any more.

      • Dana m says:

        I’m starting to lose more and more respect for taylor swift. Her life is filled with so much drama and she appears to love fighting with everyone publicly. I wonder if Tom is starting to get 2nd thoughts about their relationship due to her roller coaster drama filled life? Her true colors are coming out….poor Tom. Seems like she’d be such a headache to deal with. As I get older, I don’t find it a pleasure to deal with people like this. I simply stay away from people wIth this sort of behavior.

        It’s pretty obvious that she lied and got caught. She is character assassinating herself.

        Tom RUN!! And don’t look back!

        ~Team Nobody

      • C says:

        Tom, run to the hills!

      • epiphany says:

        What I find most disturbing is an adult woman who can’t articulate a sentence without using the word, “like.” Swift doesn’t simply possess the emotional maturity of a 13 year old, she has the vocabulary of one. Isn’t Hiddleston supposed to be some Eton – Cambridge – Oxford intellectual? What on earth do they talk about?

      • jinni says:

        @epiphany: He’s probably one of those smart guys that only wants a woman that is smart enough to recognize how smart he is, but not as smart or smarter than himself. You now the type that makes sure you and everyone else know just how smart they are. She’s probably always impressed by how educated he is and he gets off on it. His ego is probably in heaven being around her and he may even get off on pouring all of his endless knowledge into her. Like Pygmalion or something like that. Probably the only aspect of their relationship where he’s actually in a position of power.

    • Naya says:

      Spot on!
      Kimye are idiots. Taylor is a scheming snake. Tom is now trapped in this trailer park drama for the next few months.

    • yolo112 says:



      ooohh Taylor, go cry on your poor boyfriend’s shoulder…

    • We Are All Made Of Stars says:

      Amen sister, very well said. “Bitch” is the only straw she has left to grab onto. Not to mention that she quite clearly relishes this “drama that she hasn’t wanted to be dragged into since 2009” or she would’ve balked at the sex lyric in the first place….and then delivered him a strongly worded feminist message.

      • Jwoolman says:

        I read her post as using “that bitch” as shorthand for the whole phrase “I made that bitch famous”. Not surprising she didn’t want to write it out fully. He’s really been a one-trick pony with that idea for years.

    • HeidiM says:

      Tom need to get on the phone with Katie Holmes more like. He gonna need some burner phones too.

    • hplupoi says:

      Olivia Pope……….that’s genius. I have a feeling Taylor would unleash Papa Pope on them if she could.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      this is perfect commentary

      she says
      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.”

      it is clear they discussed the ‘famous’ stuff – which she then trashed him for at the award show for trying to steal her fame
      AND the sex stuff

      she only has the use of the word ‘bitch’ to cling onto now to hope to scrabble to higher ground as the other lies have been blown away
      she didn’t school him for his misogynistic tone or language
      she said his talking about making her famous doesn’t hurt her feelings

      I would be furious if I were in Kanye’s shoes but I don’t know if I would have had the strength to call her out. She’s very slippery indeed and moves the focus of her hurt daily

  3. akua says:

    Oh taylor you made it soon hard to like you…

  4. Sixer says:

    Like. The most over-used word in the English language.

    Like, I care, like, about, like, parsing, like, the semantics, like, of people, like, who think, like, a 2.7 Instagram (whatever that is, like), is a significant, like, thing, like, in their lives, like.

    In other news: I had a lovely weekend at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. Last night, three thirteen year-olds stormed my living room and yelled the house down because a Pokemon Go was superimposed on my tellybox. WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS? Why is my tellybox ALWAYS under attack?

    • Aussie girl says:

      Tellybox made me smile 😊

    • lilacflowers says:

      Your tellybox is a sacred place where no pokemon should dare to go!

      • Sixer says:

        It’s a bloody outrage. What is it about my tellbyox that peaceful viewing is constantly interrupted?

        Why is this not bigger news than Taylor Swift not being able to construct a clause, let alone an entire sentence, without the word like in it?

        Why does anyone care about parsing semantics in a phone call?

        Has LEGS spontaneously combusted in fear of having to take a side? Does Taylor not know his schtick is splinters in the arse?

        Is the fabric of society crumbling around us?

      • Sixer says:

        PS: What in creation is a 2.7 Instagram?

      • Becky says:

        Sixer, 2.7 Instagram LIKES


      • lilacflowers says:

        Not sure what a 2.7 Instagram. Pokemon does keep making the new here because people keep finding dead bodies. I suspect LEGS drank the entire bottle of wine from the takeout adventure himself. And if Instagram is any indication, he was last seen running the beach again.

      • Secret squirrel says:

        I’m guessing 2.7 million views or likes?

        That’s almost as many “likes” as is in your comment Sixer!

      • Sixer says:

        Is it 2.7? Or 2.7 thousand? Or 2.7 million? Is 2.7 on some Instagram index I’ve never heard of? It’s all very confusing. Is Instagram like gladiator-ing for celebrities?

        DEAD BODIES? As in real dead bodies? Already dead? Or dead-by-Pokemon?

        I have told Sixlet Minor that he is an instrument of evil and can only partake in this nonsense outside of the house. Am I endangering him?

        Sixlet Major is harbouring ambitions of being too cool for school. He has categorised Pokemon Go as a low rent activity and is therefore not participating. I practically fell at his feet in gratitude.

      • Becky says:

        I’m guessing 2.7 million likes, cos that’s the only unit we like, talk about with TS.

        So Pokemon Go has been released in the UK now, is that why I’m seeing more people walking round looking at their phones i/o where they’re bloody well going?

        In Legs related gossip one of his exes (allegedly) just liked a KK tweet with a load of 🐍

      • Size Does Matter says:


        This will be my response today anytime someone says something to me. Wonder how long it will take before someone Googles how to have me mentally evaluated.

      • Sixer says:

        Becky – I’m afraid it has. Of all the interesting things the interwebz has to offer, like, people are, like, catching cartoons which aren’t really there, like, and Taylor Swift thinks a 2.7 Instagram is vitally important. Or something.

        SDM – it IS a bloody outrage! And I think my tellybox should become its very own protected class.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Yes, real dead bodies. At least three in the past two weeks in rivers and woods and such. Pokemon Go Cold Case

      • Lady D says:

        Sixer, people have found 2 dead bodies, been stabbed, tried to get into a police station, and walked right into a river playing that game. According to my son, there is a Pokemon symbol in my back yard. He warned me to expect strangers about the place.

      • Sixer says:

        Lady D – good grief. Well, I’m thinking that Sixlet Minor can’t get into any of that sort of trouble in our little village but still… good grief.

    • Becky says:

      Sixer, remind them who pays the electric bill, no tellybox without electrics.

      Because like, Taylor may be smart, like, you know but she’s not highly educated. Like.

      • Sixer says:

        Their conversations must be a joy. Each flying, like Concorde, completely over the other’s head for entirely different reasons.

        He’s like, a high falutin’ Hallmark archive.

        She’s like, well, like.

    • bunny_ears says:

      Oh good, it wasn’t just me noticing that.

      I took a class with a professor (who used to be president of my Ivy League school) and he HATED it when we used like. Whenever we used that word, he’d call us out on it and tell us to speak proper English.

      I spent that whole semester speaking very eloquently in his class and noticing how that word is interlaced in so much of how we speak. Whenever I’m talking to professors now, I go slowly and I’m much more aware of how I speak. =D

      • Sixer says:

        I don’t mind vernacular or non-standard constructions. It can get a bit classist if you police them all. But if you can’t get a sentence out without punctuating it with “like” every other word, you lose me.

      • bunny_ears says:


        I see that a lot, especially with teens. It’s very aggravating for me to hear it, because it breaks up language flow and rhythm. My attention starts to wander when people do it.

      • Anna says:

        Yeah she sounded kind of dumb saying like all the time but I can’t stand people (especially men) who always wanna go after people who say like. Most people don’t say it even that often since they just use it as a pause in their speech to gather their thoughts or to recount a conversation without having to be verbatim in what was said.
        If it’s not in a professional setting who cares if someone says like a few times?

      • Jwoolman says:

        Anna’s right. When I was a kid, we had a teacher who went nuts over “um”, the place-holder of the time. She actually humiliated one girl over it. One of the many reasons I hated school.

      • swak says:

        @jwoolman, “um” drove me nuts as a teacher, but I would never humiliate a student over it. That’s horrible.

    • graymatters says:

      I spent a summer fining my children 25 cents per like one year. Two weeks of that and 80% of the problem disappeared. I’m satisfied with that — if their grammar were any better, they wouldn’t sound American.

      • Sixer says:

        That made me laugh out loud! (Notice I typed it out and did not interwebz acronym it. This is my action of language purity for the day).

    • Vava says:

      The use of “like” all the time just burns like, my ears. 🙂

      • Jane says:

        As a teacher I feel the same way. I feel the same thing with “You Know”. It drives me bat sh*t crazy.

      • swak says:

        @Jane, as a former teacher it drove me crazy also. That along with “Umm” every other word.

      • Val says:

        Agree that was awful, she actually sounds like a Kardashian on that tape.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Yes! Anytime I hear anyone using likes excessively, I immediately tune them out. So aggravating.

        @swak. Oh gawd, I have a male co-worker who does that constantly. He’s also a quiet speaker who refuses to enunciate so all I hear all day is umm, mumble mumble. Gah!!

      • Jane says:

        @swak- Thank you for agreeing with me. When my students had to speak to me in reading group, every time they said “You know” I would start counting on my finger right in front of my nose. I would also wave a little as if I am conducting an orchestra. It would drive them crazy. I told them that if I am grading them on their speech (as you know—those blooming common core standards) they need to speak clearly and appropriately for a grade. If they drive me crazy with their nonsense, I was going to drive them crazy in return. If they didn’t want me to count in front of them, they needed to stop right away. I haven’t had a “like” or “You know” since. I just cannot get my friend to stop. She is totally out of control with it. I had a conversation with her on the phone for 15 minutes. She said “You know” 73 times. Yes, I counted.

      • Ronaldinhio says:

        I say to my kids – Is it like or is it actually ? Do you mean something similar or an approximation of the thing we are discussing or do you mean the actual thing?
        They give me considerable eyeroll but I pretend to be naive and they realise that it is easier to speak accurately then have me ask the same things 10 times in every sentence
        mwah ha ha ha

    • detritus says:

      ‘Like’ and other discourse markers are more frequently used by younger, female and more conscientious speakers.

      Just food for thought.

      • Sixer says:

        As I said above, I have no problem with vernacular, non-standard constructions, discourse markers or any other playing around with language. I do this all the time for humorous effect, as any commenters familar with me will know. This is not that. This is the inability to articulate even a single sentence without repeated retreat into pause mode.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Part of the reason is that if you stop talking for an instant, someone else will grab the floor unless you have higher status. Nonstop talkers have often just not been given a chance to talk normally. The male often directs the conversation with a female, deciding what topics are pursued and which are dropped. Somebody actually followed high school kids around to confirm this… But it matches my experience with many men also. Not that many strong silent types. They will take any pause as a reason to change the topic.

      • detritus says:

        Thanks for the interesting update on that Jwoolman.
        I am now off to search for the study. Highschool age is so interesting on the social front. Old enough to have adult wants, young enough you aren’t allowed to have them. Plus the social aspects are so cutthroat.

        @Sixer, it’s something that annoys A LOT of people. You aren’t alone, and your issue is a valid point, I’m not saying otherwise. I love words and the way that language evolves and how every group seems to have slightly different slang, used almost as an indication of allegiance.

        I do think its interesting that a verbal tic associated with young women only pisses off such a large swath of people and bears examining.

        I’m getting some defensive vibes, but that may just be my read of your comment. I’m not saying you are a shitbag or anti-feminist or anything like that here. My point is just that something as silly as ‘like’ is more nuanced than a lot of people realize.

      • Sixer says:

        No, no, fair enough. Although I wonder if it’s more of a US thing, since I notice it as much in men/boys here. And using filler words is also fine of course. I’m sure I do it in speech myself if I need to collect my thoughts. JUST NOT IF IT’S EVERY OTHER WORD. Look at the Swift quotes above. This isn’t the odd bit of hesitancy about making a point. It’s just an inarticulate person being utterly inarticulate.

      • Millennial says:

        Detritus — I have to agree with what you are saying. Excessive “likes,” vocal fry, upspeak, and similar markers seen primarily young, female voices are really railed against by large swaths of people and I think it’s appropriate to ask those complaining to take a step back and think about whether or not those complaints are used to silence female voices (this is a big issue on radio, even on NPR — listeners calling in because young, female voices are “annoying”)

      • detritus says:

        Every other word is a lot. I think it’s especially telling for someone like Taylor, who is ON all the time. Who has a soundbite and a controlled statement all the time.
        She knows this is a big deal. Do you think shes generally this level of inarticulate and her handlers make her sound smarter? Or is this because of the pressure and her image is starting to crack?

      • Jwoolman says:

        Detritus- the high school study was long enough ago that I actually read about it in (gasp!) an old-fashioned non-electronic BOOK.

        A really interesting series is The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense. There are several in the series, all can be read independently. Among other things, the author talks about status and floor-holding in at least one of them. Male-female is only one of the status pairs where you see this phenomenon.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Sixer- I wonder if Taylor was just uncomfortable and wary. She might speak differently with her friends and family, for instance, or with professionals she trusts. Got the feeling she was trying too hard to be “the cool girl” and not being open about her real feelings. Kanye strikes me as a difficult conversational partner. A more skilled conversationalist might even have problems. My brother is often the same on the phone, jumping around and following his own tangents. Trying to get real information out of him is exhausting.

    • Scotchy says:

      Oh tellybox 🙂 I love it !!
      Pokemon Go terrifies me, I have thus far watched three grown humans walk into the middle of a busy intersection, phones out, looking for weird Pokemon.. EEeeekk

      • Jwoolman says:

        Now I’m really afraid to find out if I have Pokemon in my yard.

      • Sixer says:

        I honestly had one slap bang on my TV screen. Apparently. I refused to look even though the app will take a picture for you if you want. Or something. The less I know about Pokemon Go, the better. I am assured of that.

  5. Maria says:

    the lengths people will go to to tear down a succesful woman really shows what a long way we still have to go.

    the good news is that this can and will be used as a learning example to teach more people about feminism and why we need it.

    • Nicole says:

      Feminism does not mean protection from criticism. Lord I swear I saw that stupid excuse last night and y’all need a lesson in feminism. It’s about equal rights. So if y’all want to drag a guy for doing this then you can drag her too. She lied. Point blank then used it for sympathy. What about Kim exposing her fake ass is anti-femnist? I’ll wait

      And if you want to talk about tearing down other women (nice use of a Taylor line btw) were you complaining about bad blood?

      • Nev says:


      • We Are All Made Of Stars says:


      • M.A.F. says:

        Spot on.

      • Val says:

        Bad Blood is hardly a teardown, it isn’t even CLOSE to what you hear in rap songs. Saying that someone stabbed you in the back and now you have bad blood, and expressing regret at the friendship is not anti-feminist.

      • Nicole says:

        Fine I’ll use better than revenge where she actually alluded to Camilla Belle being a wh*re because she dared to go out with joe Jonas after her.

      • Aren says:

        Absolutely. Feminism shouldn’t be used to justify violence from females. If Taylor didn’t want to be “torn down” she should’ve behaved like a decent human being instead of attacking ever person who didn’t treat her like a deity.

    • Fa says:

      Is about telling the true Kim is defending her husband when Taylor team at the beginning denied he called her & ask for approval

    • Jeo says:

      Oh please!

    • maria 2 says:

      Oh no. Feminism is NOT about giving women free cards to behave any way they want. We are thinking rational beings who are capable of taking responsibility when we f-ck up, and learn. Well. Some of us.

    • honeybee blues says:

      She publicly LIES about another artist, potentially hurting his career, and she’s being torn down? Just NO. She’s being called out as a the manipulative liar she is. Possession of ovaries does not render one beyond reproach. This has nothing to do with gender.

    • jinni says:

      PUH-lease. Society loves building people up of either gender only to watch them get torn down. This goes double for the entertainment business. Taylor was caught lying. So are people not allowed to call her out for it because she has a vagina? Is it okay that she okay’d the song but then let her fans and the media attack Kanye when it was released, even though he gave her a head’s up about the song? Why do some feminist think that being a good feminist means not calling women out on their bs when they f-up?
      Also, Taylor has no problem tearing other women down, but I guess you think it’s okay for her to tear other women down, right?

    • CoKatie says:

      What?! That’s what you came away with after reading this? Blah, blah, blah, feminism?! How about your apparent idol is a liar who got caught? Save your outrage with feminism for someone who it really applies to.

    • Sixer says:

      Victories CAUSED BY feminism (Taylor Swift’s ability to be a successful independent businesswoman) are not necessarily victories FOR feminism (Taylor Swift being an inarticulate plonker who exploits feminist tropes for profit).

    • als says:

      Success makes you a target regardless of gender or race or whatever. This is common knowledge. Of course, in this case, it seems that Taylor put herself in front of the gun willingly.

      What sucks is that some people view feminism as an excuse to annihilate the notion of competition. Women can be feminists and still tear each other down in the name of business.
      Feminism should provide equality of chances, what you do with those chances and how you play your hand once you get on top, is your bussiness, you accept the praise and the critics, the advantages and the risks. The game is tough, deal with it.

    • Becky says:

      I’m sorry Maria but I’m sick if the feminism crap with this woman, she’s not beyond criticism.

      What about the whole thing with Nikki Minaj last year? She could’ve backed her up and supported NM but made it all about her.

    • Maria says:

      im not going to adress every single reply. just a guardian article on this:

      it IS obviously motivated by sexism and in some cases internalized misogyny.

      • maria 2 says:

        according to you. Not according to me and the other commenters above. so no, it is NOT “obviously motivated by sexism and in some cases internalized misogyny”

        as others pointed out, if you can drag a man for this, you can drag a woman. different rules for different genders is not feminism.

      • Luca76 says:

        I don’t know why my response keeps disappearing???? Good article she still deserves to be called out for lying but the severity of the response is all about sexism.

      • Elle says:

        Exactly @Maria.

      • holly hobby says:

        So I guess you blanket endorsed Miss Taylor calling Camilla Belle a “w” for daring to steal Joe Jonas from her. You also endorsed how she treated Katy Perry?

        Let’s not forget all those other men she dated and humiliated for all eternity with her lyrics. The only person she did not dare use that tactic was the Kennedy Boy – because the Kennedys will go after her.

        That’s not feminism. That’s high school mean girl bullying. Plain and simple.

      • mary s says:

        @Maria I read the article in the Guardian. There’s one in the Hufflington post, too. Pine Cone posted a link for that one down thread. I kind of think the commentators who jumped on you should maybe read the articles, first. They have zero to do with Taylor’s brand of feminism, that’s not what their points are, and I know some of you would agree that they are thoughtful commentaries on “female-ness”.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Oh Good, the Taylor Swift tm copyright version of feminism is gonna come out now.

      Even if you lie and hurt someone else’s reputation and create a whole false perception of victimhood based on what you know is a serious of manipulations on your part YOU’RE really the person to feel sorry for. Sure.

      • Little Darling says:

        Ha regarding Taylor Swift to version of feminism. This is exactly right. Her version is misguided, miseducated and dripping in narcissism.

    • holly hobby says:

      You know in a court of law you have to show proof that someone did/didn’t do something. Kim just entered all that evidence into the record. That is not tearing a “successful woman down.” I’m sorry, my mom always said if you don’t want people to talk about you, then don’t do it! Missy Taylor needs to learn that.

  6. K.C. says:

    1) Taylor never denied having a phone call with Kanye about the song, she just denied hearing the song before it was released.

    2) All Kim K.’s video exposed was the fact that those two dimwits illegally recorded a conversation.

    That’s all. Both parties look shady as hell in certain respects, but those are the facts.

    • Lela says:

      As always KC you hit the nail on the head

      • We Are All Made Of Stars says:

        Except for the facts that she did deny having a conversation about approving song lyrics, and that it isn’t actually illegal to record a phone call in NY state.

    • Onerous says:

      How is the recording illegal? In many states only one party needs to know about the recording.

    • Scal says:

      This was recorded in NY which is a one party consent state. Only one member of the call needs to be aware that the call is recorded and then it’s legal. So no-not illegal. Kim K is a lot of things-but girl has a solid legal team.

    • Pinky says:

      Nope. Recording a call is not illegal. Not in NY. Not in TN.

      Taylor did deny that he called her to ask for approval of the LYRICS. And lied and said she cautioned him against releasing a song with such “misogynistic message.” She’s such an idiot to suggest you cannot “approve” a RAP LYRIC when you never “heard” the “song.” She can’t even do “semantics” right.

      In fact, Swift’s spokesperson tells PEOPLE, “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account,” adding, “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.'” –PEOPLE

      “A song cannot be approved if it was never heard.” –GQ

      So, T. Swift is still the pity-partying princess, but the real party last night was Twitter's #KimExposedTaylorParty blowout. And T. Swift can blow it out her–


      • jinni says:

        @Pinky: People who want to see Taylor as a victim don’t care about receipts. They are going to hold on to any little discrepancy they can find to keep her in the role she has spent her whole career perpetuating. If that fails they just accuse everyone of being anti-feminist because how dare you criticize a woman when she lies.

    • Jeo says:

      Yeah, at least Kim and Kanye actually own up to their mistakes unlike Taylor who looks like she’d throw anyone under the bus to save her own skin. Now she’s having Selema bloody Gomez defending her her and commenting something so dumb it’s laughable.

      • Jess says:

        Did Kanye apologize for putting a naked Taylor Swift in video looking drugged up next to Bill Cosby?

        I cannot believe people are now praising Kanye and Kim when they have crossed so many lines in all this drama.

      • Erinn says:

        Seriously? When do these people ever own up to their mistakes? Call Taylor out on this all you want, but the K’s and Kanye RARELY if ever own up to their BS.

      • Colette says:

        There were several naked people in that video.I am curious why people think TS is the only one deserving of an apology.Did Kanye apologize to George Bush,Anna Wintour,etc? GMAFB.
        Taylor Swift is a liar,talking about that video that came out months later doesn’t change the FACT that she lied in her initial statement to People Magazine.

      • Lady D says:

        Ya, what Erinn said. Any other day everyone here would agree that KK is just about the biggest liar and most dishonest person on TV today. The thought that they own up to their mistakes is laughable. These are the people who have been busted time and time again re-filming scenes to fit their ‘narrative.’

      • anon123 says:

        Kanye owning up to his mistakes? Is this a joke?

      • Jess says:


        1. People are not saying TS was the ONLY one deserving of an apology. I just named TS since this drama is specifically about her since she is the most high profile “celeb” in the video because of this drama.

        2.George Bush didn’t have his d*ck hanging out of the sheets. Funny how a disgusting war criminal at least has his balls covered in video but all the other women he dislikes HAVE TO BE exposed so graphically.

        3.Anna Wintour also deserves an apology but in the video, she is seen mostly covered up and her chest isn’t exposed like ALL THE OTHER women in the MV (with the exception of Kim of course).

        4.Taylor Swift is absolutely shady but does that now mean we should all applaud Kim and Kanye for the exact same (if not worse) behaviour? If Taylor put a naked Kanye west and Kim Kardashian next to a rapist and wife beater in her music video and called them derogatory names, people would rightfully be tearing Taylor a new asshole.

        Their reaction to this whole situation is so overboard and has crossed so many lines.

    • LA says:

      She did lie about the phone call though? See People Mag excerpt above.

    • Alex says:

      Pretty sure Kim has a legal team as does Kanye so they would release it if it was illegal. And newsflash NY is a one party consent state.
      And she did lie about the phone call or did you miss her PR statement from earlier?

    • Moneypenny says:

      Taylor’s reps initially denied a conversation took place. The recording is not illegal.

    • freebunny says:

      My… My…
      The Taylor’s stans take it so bad….

      • jeanpierre says:

        She made them look insanely stupid caping for her knowing damn well she was lying. Not nice.

    • Naya says:

      1) Taylor denied that he called to seek her approval – a proven lie
      2) Taylor claimed that he only called to tell her to promote the song on twitter – a proven lie
      3) Taylor claimed that she warned him of its misogynistic content – a proven lie
      4) Taylor in a pointed atttack on him said she was outraged at men trying to take credit for her success during her grammy speech – a proven lie

      Now she claims that her only concern was the use of the b word. Whats more offensive the “I gave her a career so I deserve sex ” line or the b word. How does anybody give a pass to that other stuff and then act surprised at a a rapper who uses that bitch as a synonym for woman and refers to every woman including his wife using that word. She is entitled to not like the word but dont act like this isnt some media manipulation intended to strike right at the heart of white middle America.

      My sympathies to Tom. He may be a fame whore but he has never seemed malicious. Now he is forever written into this narrative.

    • Pleaseicu says:

      There’s nothing illegal about it. The call was recorded in NY and Taylor was in Colorado at the time of the conversation. NY and Colorado are one party consent law states.

      • anon123 says:

        It might not be illegal, but it is still not ethical to record and release something without the other party knowledge.
        Lying is usually not illegal either, but I think pretty much everyone agrees that it is usually wrong.

      • bonzo says:

        In this case it was revealing the truth of what happened. Which is more inethical — getting proof that someone said something or someone lying about what they said later?

        I think the daughter of the lawyer that got OJ off knew that Taylor didn’t have a leg to stand on when threatening a lawsuit.

    • K.C. says:

      I misunderstood and thought the call was made from a two-party consent state—my mistake, and apologies.

      We still didn’t hear the b**** line in the song, so she’s in the clear on that one, but I find it bizarre she’d take issue with that and not the sex line. Regardless, Kim should post the whole recording.

      Taylor would honestly be much better off at this point just saying she was hoping to hear the song one final time before it was released and was upset hearing it for the first time, rather than denying it all together. Clearly that’s not the case, and her Grammy speech now looks wildly manipulative. Blaming it on miscommunication would’ve been the easy way out of this, and she didn’t take it.

      • Anon says:

        She basically lies about things, even when they don’t really matter. Or she manipulates by saying something that is the literal truth but which in no way conveys the full story.

        An example is that she said she didn’t buy a house near the Kennedy compound. It turned out that this was literally true – but only in the sense that her management bought it for her. Vanity Fair found her out on that one.

        And she backtracked to GQ last fall about whether Bad Blood was about Katy Perry (which she had previously strongly implied to Rolling Stone). I think we now know how true that backtrack was on the basis of what KP has tweeted over the last few days.

        I wouldn’t care two hoots were it not that she always portrays herself to be the victim of manipulation by others.

    • M.A.F. says:

      She has denied the phone call. She has changed the narrative of this story a few times.

    • Elle says:

      This! And like two children, released the edited info (what in their lives isn’t edited to make themselves look better?) on social media instead of behaving like two adults and talking it out. Of course, as Kanye showed on his Ellen appearance, he can’t hold an actual conversation.

    • claire says:

      yeah, I don’t understand why some dimwits are saying she denied there was a call. or why they think this is a huge win. she didn’t hear the song, nor the final lyrics. she ended up not liking his misogynistic idiocy. even his collaborators said he changed the lyrics later…

  7. Zapp Brannigan says:

    The K family are never going away now are they?

    • maria 2 says:


      • Aussie girl says:

        There is a lot of Kim loving going on in this thread that is making me slightly nauseas. I really don’t care for TS & her passive aggressive moves (lies and games) have got her into this mess. BUT let’s not act like Kim is a queen and all that. Don’t drink the cool aid

      • zinjojo says:

        I think it’s fascinating to see how attached people are to one side of this or another. All of these very wealthy and famous people involved have a stake in the publicity this is generating, and it’s all about business. Taylor Swift has long played the aggrieved one in her brand, and the Kardashians will leverage anything for views, clicks and a buck. LIfe of Pablo has not done well, the Famous video was meant to a big viral thing yet no one really cared, and Kim has a show and digital properties to promote. Taylor’s trying to protect her brand and has been exposed with some of the mean-girl dealings she’s known for, and is parsing her statements. Sure, it’s funny to watch this being exposed, but Kim has her own PR/financial agenda in this.

  8. Nicole says:

    I wasn’t ready for that dragging last night but it got even better:

    1. The hashtags that popped up dragging Taylor. TaylorSwiftExposedParty was just one of the many.
    2. Selena trying to come to her defense then digging a hole for herself after the Internet wasn’t buying her BS either. She got her own hashtag as well
    3. Chloe jumping into the fray and getting dragged
    4. Demi unfollowing Selena. Zendaya liking tweets about how she was right not to stick by Taylor’s squad. Fifth Harmony members also liking shady tweets when one of their own is also a squad member.
    5. Katy tweeting “haha” before deleting it

    Like I said when you play victim eventually someone is going to be fed up with your BS. She had it coming because one of the videos showed her talking to Kanye AT THE GRAMMYS. So she really is a snake. Smh.

    • The Original Mia says:

      I went to bed at Selena’s dragging and missed all the good stuff! Curses!

      I’m Team No One, but I’m so freaking glad she got exposed for her always the victim schtick.

      • Bonzo says:

        DListed lit up late last night (1am EST), there were over 250 comments an hour later. Most of them were anti-both parties or anti-Swifty. I’m surviving on coffee & chocolate this morning to swim through more of this mess.

      • I Choose Me says:

        I’m with you, team no one. Never gonna like the Kardashians or Kanye, but I’m glad Taylor got called out for being manipulative and two-faced.

      • Nicole says:

        I’m no Kardashian fan but yea I’m glad she got exposed.

    • Hadleyb says:

      So basically adults acting like children in Jr High ?

      Do you know how many people have lied to me? I move on, let them go as friends or just don’t deal with them anymore. I don’t go to Facebook, Twitter or snapchap to talk about it, brag about it, or call people out.

      And reading the transcripts I see nothing was said about ” made famous” part .. which sounds like that is the line Taylor has trouble with. Where was that convo?

      So more horrid people getting media coverage over something stupid when there is so much more going on in the world right now and people blow up TWITTER over this stupid shit?

      • Pepper says:

        Taylor references the made famous line multiple times towards the end of the snaps.

      • The Original Mia says:

        @HadleyB Give me a break. People can enjoy this lovely bit of petty gossip and still care about Black Lives Matter, Nice, Turkey, South Sudan and any number of events happening around the globe. Caring about one doesn’t mean you can’t think about other things.

      • Becky says:

        You’re right but this is a gossip site, if you want news head over to the Guardian, NYT or even Huffington Post.

      • Erinn says:

        Pepper – she references it, but there’s conveniently no recording of what he said the line actually was going to be, and she doesn’t say it word for word either. The part that went “Yeah, she does. It made her famous.’ Its more provocative to say ‘might still have sex…’ It’s doesn’t matter to me. ” made it sound like (to me) that he was choosing between two lines, and again, there’s no recording of how that line played out.

        I get that she’s gotten herself into a hole with this one – but that recording IS missing a crucial part of the lyrics. And maybe she was okay with him saying “I made her famous” but not “I made that b**** famous.” we don’t know because we don’t hear either of them saying it.

        But I’m also not of the mindset to think that someone who consents to certain lines/versions of a song automatically is going to consent to anything/everything.

      • K.C. says:

        @Erinn—Kanye is not my favorite person, but I can see how perhaps in a way both of them started off well-intentioned—she went along with his idea, and perhaps didn’t approve EVERY aspect of the song, and he took it as such. Even if that’s not what Taylor meant, she didn’t make that clear enough. I understand how he could’ve taken it as her approving of everything, because it sounded like a very casual, friendly conversation. Either she changed her mind and decided to use something she initially found funny to build up her image (which is weird, because she specifically says it would be funny for the media to try to create a fake feud between them), or something was not communicated along the line and she ended up hurt. Both seem like possibilities right now.

        There are weird cuts in the video that make some of the quotes a little off, so I’m hoping Kim just releases the full video. Because as of right now we do not know that Taylor ok’d the “bitch” line. She sounds pretty adamant that she did not, so I’m wondering if the lyrics changed over time.

      • Hadleyb says:

        THIS is a gossip site yes, is TWITTER also JUST a gossip site? I was not referencing this site that people were blowing up.

      • Lady D says:

        Why isn’t Kim releasing the whole tape. Let’s hear it all, not just parts that make your point. Why is she being selective in what she releases?

      • Pine cone says:

        There is an article about this on the Huffington Post, and it talks about what we are as a society. We like to tear down successful women that have made mistakes and we reward successful men that do worse than a mistake, beat women sexually assault people etc.

      • Elle says:

        Yeah, it’s funny how Taylor is 26, but Kanye and Kim are closer to 40 and with kids, yet still participating in such immature behavior. Of course, Kim is an aging product and doesn’t have much shelf-life and Kanye’s rap game has seen its best days wane.

      • Jwoolman says:

        K.C. – Kanye’s people confirmed the lyric changed afterward. Also clearly he was not asking for approval but just letting her know she would be mentioned. I doubt that either had Machiavellian intent. (Kim did…) They both could easily have walked away from the call with completely different ideas about what the other said.

        I suspect Kim is the real villain of the piece. Kanye didn’t post the video. Kim waited until she needed it for her show’s ratings instead of when it would support Kanye. She put it on Instagram in 10 second bites, making it easy to lose bits. And she spun it her way in GQ, her show, and Instagram . She’s been planning this for a while

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      If someone gets a link to a summary/collection of all this glorious shade throwing post it because it sounds hilarious.

    • Val says:

      Chloe, a 19 year-old girl getting “dragged” by 32 year-old Khloe Kardashian, by the latter posting a slip of an accidental flashing in a swimsuit.
      Classy and hilarious. Really.
      The photo is supposedly not Chloe anyway.

      Not sure why Selena got dragged, she didn’t say anything incendiary tbh, just commented on how dumb the industry is (no lies detected).

      • mary s says:

        That’s not good.

      • Nicole says:

        She deleted her previous tweets about how she doesn’t pick teams when people called her out for not saying anything about past tragedies. Even a reporter called her out saying they called her team about making a comment multiple times and she declined.
        and chloe got dragged on twitter (by the masses as did the other squad members) but I missed the picture from khloe (I don’t follow any kardashians on twitter). So I don’t condone that at all.

      • Mika says:

        She got pissed off when someone told her to use her voice to speak on blacklivesmatter.

      • Elle says:

        Shouldn’t Khlozilla be worried about her “man” who is puking on public airplanes and overdosing in brothels with drugs and KFC strewn about? She needs to take a seat and stop insulting a working actress who has steadily built an impressive career at a young age. The non-biological “Kardashian” can’t even host a show about drinking with her own siblings as guests.

    • claire says:

      LOL. chloe got dragged by sasquatch posting a nasty photo of chloe that wasn’t actually chloe? Um, ok. Apparently the definition of ‘dragged’ has changed.

  9. Brea says:

    It’s funny how many people were sure that Kim was lying and that she didn’t have the receipts when Taylor’s PR is known for using semantics to lie in their statements. Remember when they firmly denied that Taylor had purchased the mansion close to the Kennedy compound but then a Vanity Fair journalist quickly found out that somebody from her management team had purchased it for her? Or when she made it painstakingly clear that Bad Blood was about Katy Perry in an interview but months later she switched version? Her PR always uses this kind of tricks. Now they are holding on for dear life to the b word issue when it’s the less relevant part of this debacle. She knew of the“I made her famous” part because she acknowledges that Kanye didn’t know who she was before the VMAS.
    This whole embarassment could have been easily avoided by ignoring the song but no, she had to use her Grammy speech to pontificate and paint herself as the victim.

    • Bonzo says:

      I watched that Grammy speech again last night and I can see why Kimye came firing back.

      I couldn’t quite make out the entire conversation last night, so the glaring omission of the b!tch line was what stood out to me. But if her publicist initially denied that Kanye sought her permission, then yeah she’s been busted in a lie.

      But now that we have a transcript, it does appear that she knew he had a line about making her famous. If calling her a “b!tch” is the sticking point that caused her to do a 180 on Grammy night and shade him, then she’s deserves the calling out she’s getting. Even I know that “b!tch” is a common reference in rap music, so she shouldn’t be surprised that he put that in there.

      I want to hear the whole conversation. Not just a series of short clips. Supposedly they talked for an hour.


      • Erinn says:

        “Even I know that “b!tch” is a common reference in rap music, so she shouldn’t be surprised that he put that in there.”

        Because it’s a common reference doesn’t make it okay. It’s pathetic that it’s a common reference to begin with. And if he told her the line in a different way, without that word used, then yes, she CAN be surprised by it’s inclusion.

      • Bonzo says:

        I’m not saying it’s ok as it’s not a term I use or would be happy with being called. But she is ok with the tongue-in-cheek line of about him sleeping with her and the concept that he made her famous via th VMA awards interruption. She goes further to say that she’ll be playing along on Grammy night and surprising the press when she tells them she’s in on the joke.

        Then, she pulls an about face and slams him at the Grammys for taking credit for her success. Even if she’ didn’t specifically approve his calling her “bitch” she still acted like a hypocrite and her speech at the Grammys is what has escalated this mess. Offstage, she could have truthfully stated what she did agree to and then said she wasn’t aware of being called a bitch and specifically called that out. Taylor handled things wrong from the get go by playing along as she did in the recording. Dissing him publicly at the Grammys was her choice and now she’s dealing with a PR nightmare and she tries to pull the victim card again. This time, it’s not working.

  10. Jess says:

    I think we are overlooking something very important:

    Obviously from how she recorded the video from her phone via Snapchat, Kim decided to only post some segments and not the entire phone call, so there are gaps missing, which isn’t exactly fair.
    Why record only certain segments and put it on Snapchat, of all places, rather than release the whole thing to E! of another site? Or why put it on snapchat and not instagram? Kim has both. And instagram has a longer video time limit.
    That just looks sketchy.
    Why is the “proof” video chopped up into pieces?

    Why hasn’t the full video been posted, usually when people do that they’re hiding something?

    • Trixie says:

      Kim could have posted the video in its entirety on Twitter without any cuts. If Kim really wanted the video out there for good, there are much better options than Snapchat.

    • ahania says:

      Because even this little snippet proves Taylor lied????????

    • Moneypenny says:

      Snap chats are always like that–you can Only have 10 seconds per video. That’s why the video looks choppy.

      Kim isn’t a stupid business woman. She’s vile, but understands her business and world. I highly doubt she’d take on the Taylor juggernaut without legitimate proof.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Because she’s trying to promote her Snapchat account. Her husband is obsessed with tearing down another woman. Fine by Kim. Her husband announces for all the world to know that he wants to have sex with another woman. Fine by Kim. Just check out her SnapChat and Twitter and instagram and watch her show too! That is ALL that matters.

    • CornyBlue says:

      Its not her fault snapchat only allows 10 second videos. Also Snapchat probably paid her better than any new site was going to and she also got to control the narrative.

    • Pepper says:

      Because this is driving people to her Snapchat account, which isn’t as big as her Twitter account or Insta account.

    • Bonzo says:

      I wonder if that snapchat was a teaser prior to releasing a video of the whole conversation.

    • Val says:

      I agree, the choppiness made it a bit dodgy.

    • Elle says:

      Because everything in their lives is recorded and edited to make them look better. Ask Kris Humphries.

  11. Betti says:

    Oh Tay Tay – you got caught, own it. Changing the narrative now when at the time you were very clear that you did not want to be associated with the SONG in any way shape or form and that there was no permission of any sort sought or obtained is only making the hole you find yourself in deeper. And am pretty sure that there are more video’s where this came from.

    What Calvin Harris started someone else will finish and as for Tom, his image was already taking a tanking this will only make him seem more of a joke in HW. Getting dragged into the PR spat between 2 egotistical children will do that to a fledging A List career.

    And lets please not make this about feminism or tearing down a successful woman – this is about finally defending yourself after being called a liar for years by Taylor and her team.

    • Jwoolman says:

      He wasn’t asking permission. Both of them make that clear. He was just giving her advance notice that she would be mentioned.

  12. LA says:

    Wow. Never thought I’d be on Team Kanye but here I am.

    • LA says:

      Edit after a little more thought: “I made that bitch famous” is the line at issue and that does not appear to be in the conversation. But I do see how Kanye thought he was all good after she said “use whatever lyric you want”

      I just wish she hasn’t lied about the call occurring from the beginning. Had she said “yes the call happened but that lyric wasn’t a part of it and that lyric is what I have a problem with” this all would have been avoided.

      • Bonzo says:

        If you read the last paragraph of the transcript, she did know he was taking credit for making her famous with his infamous 2009 VMA interruption and told him she’d be going along with it at the Grammys.

    • Missy says:

      Right? For the first time in a long time, Kanye is the wronged party here. Taylor really threw him under the bus after he tried to extend an olive branch and do the right thing. Shame on you, Taylor.

      The extra-ness with Tiddles makes sense now. When Kim hinted/threatened that she had video proof of Taylor and Kanye’s phone conversation, Taylor all of a sudden saturated the media with all things Tiddles. She was trying to bury the phone call by giving the media something juicier. But Kim played that brilliantly. She waited for the perfect moment to do her big reveal. Once Tiddles’ lovefest became stale news, Kim released the video.

      Honestly, if I were Kim, I would have raised a stink immediately after Taylor’s grammy speech. But Kim was patient. She let the post-Grammys Kanye-vitriol died down, she gave interviews and teasers about the “truth,” and she even waited until the Taylor love was dying down. Then she did her reveal. You can say a lot of things about Kim, but girl knows how to do media. Who would have thought a few years ago that Kim Kardashian (!!!) would be the one to take down Taylor Swift. Amazing.

      • Bonzo says:

        Yeah, now that I’m seeing the timeline of this whole mess, I have hand it to KK for the timing of her mic drop. I thought Swifty had a crack PR team, but I think KK’s is even better.

        Taylor’s prepared response appears to have come from her own mind and not that of her publicist. It’s not polished enough.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Kim’s release is a tie-in to her show, which was filmed months ago. It has nothing to do with any other gossip cycle or what anyone else is doing.

      • Lynnie says:

        @Lilac KUWTK has been known to film things in the present day, and then edit it into episodes filmed a year ago. That’s what she did with the whole Swift thing, so there might be credence to Kim having major PR savvy after all.

      • holly hobby says:

        She also let Calvin Harris test the waters to see what the reaction was before she released her videos. Really it all began with Calvin. Bless his heart for acting like an immature brat and basically calling Miss Taylor out.

      • Missy says:

        Hi Lilacflowers, I believe Kim did everything in her power to get maximum publicity and viewership for herself and her show. And as Lynnie said, the K-Klan has been known to play with the timeline of their show for their own benefit. (See: episodes about her divorce.) You are correct in that her show was filmed quite a while ago – the Grammy speech occurred in February. So why didn’t Kim Kardashian release the video footage of the phone call then? Simple: they were waiting for a more opportune time. Also, networks often air episodes in a sequence that they see fit – often times that is not in chronological order.

        There is a reason Kim has been in the press for what seems like ages. She’s milked her 15 minutes into a long-term career, and that’s because she is skilled at media and marketing herself. Girl knows how to stay relevant.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      I don’t even like Taylor and I DEFENDED Taylor on this one so at this point I’m just watching her goose get cooked with a metaphorical glass of good wine.

      She’s a mess. As you said no wonder she went so hard with Hiddleston.

      • Tara says:

        @ESE: I brought a nice Malbec. Does that go with goose? I feel well and truly schooled about Ms Taylor Swift.

    • Elle says:

      Ha! You are team mentally ill then, as Rhymefest noted

      • Bobo says:

        Wtf? Yeah, Kanye’s definitely got mental issues and he reminds me of Britney when she was at her lowest. I really do hope he gets help. Seriously, grow up and don’t use “mentally ill” as an insult.

  13. Crox says:


    You quote her rep saying that the b*** line was the problem.
    Her Grammy speech was about the famous line being the problem (which is the same as b*** line).
    In the conversation you transcribed, that line is never mentioned. The sex line is mentioned. Her response about different lines is about the sex line.

    Those are bad receipts. They work in gossip but not in court types of receipts.

    • Farrahh says:

      Good thing this is all just fodder for gossip, then.

    • Pepper says:

      Towards the end she mentions the famous line multiple times. It seems like maybe the word bitch wasn’t run by her, but the famous line definitely was and she even admits to Kanye that maybe a lot of people didn’t know who she was before their incident.

  14. Talie says:

    You can’t fight a Kardashian or beat a Kardashian on social media — it’s the medium they came up on and the A-listers followed. It’s the one place they have everyone beat.

    Taylor got burned bad on this all around, and you know what, it’s her own fault.

  15. jeanpierre says:

    I can’t believe there are still people willing to cape for Taylor. I knew Kanye was telling the truth and Kim came with receipts big time. Way to go Kim!

  16. lisa2 says:

    I believed it from the beginning. And to me this is exactly what she did recently with Calvin Harris. She is shady.. and I don’t like her. I find her manipulative and she is obviously a liar. This shows it. And it shows how she threw him under the bus and because it was HIM she got away with it.

    Sad.. but I’m sure all her fans will spin it and make excuses..


    • Colette says:

      I can already see the pity party.
      Poor Taylor being picked on by Kanye,Katy,Calvin and now Kim.
      Leave Taylor alone.Lol

  17. NewWester says:

    I am seeing a song about a certain reality star and her rap singer husband being on Taylor’s next album.

  18. Meee4 says:

    Orville Reddenbacher’s factory better hire extra workers cause this mess is here for a while and there is not enough popcorn to go around.

    They’re all narcissistic snakes. The point is that Taylor needs to put her goody two shoes in a box in the back of the closet. The underhanded shade that she does is more of problem that being a full on a***** like everyone else.

  19. Jayna says:

    Well, going back to after it happened, there was an article in Daliy Mail back then where her reps further clarified it and said the issue was she had never heard the lyrics “Bitch” I made you famous and that that was the issue. Her rep never mentioned a problem with Kanye’s lyric about feeling like maybe we could have sex.

    Kim’ tape does seem to be edited. Where is the part toward the end of Kanye talking regarding what Taylor is referring to when she’s responding to him? Kim edited it out. I, too, want to see the full conversation where the gaps are.

    I still think Taylor was caught in being shady, and she can’t get around that. And, yet, part of it was actually the truth. I think she found it offensive him using the term “bitch” to refer to her, and she had never heard it before in the phone call. But the phone call shows she was in the know more than she let on about the song and makes her look shady in that regard.

    I would be furious if someone was audiotaping me on a phone call without my knowledge.

    • rudy says:

      the only way to post to snapchat is live.

      Kim must have played the video recording of Kanye talking on a computer or TV, you can see the producer sitting near him, and then snapchatted with her phone while it was playing. This is why it skips. Snapchat only allows 10 seconds per video. She didn’t care. She just reacted. Once the video stopped she posted and started another. Hence, gaps.

      Somewhere the WHOLE tape exists. There is NO way Kim could have released that now.

      Snapchatting a recording is pretty smart.

  20. lilacflowers says:

    The issue has always been the line “I made that b*tch famous”

    At no time in that taped conversation does that pathetic excuse for a man say those words. She did not approve those words, no matter how many times that pathetic excuse for a man and his wife claim she did.

    Kim has produced a receipt for a t-shirt when she’s trying to return a dress.

    • freebunny says:

      Lol, the battle is already lost for Taylor.
      She may win this war, but not today.

    • AlleyCat says:

      But she did hear the famous line, although it’s unclear if he told her the word b*tch would be used. She talks at length during one of the clips about how he should speak about his point of view and that he didn’t hear of her prior to the VMA incident and that he needs to write about his experience. So you’re telling me she had no problem with him saying he made her famous, that they should have sex, but had a problem just with the word b*tch. Ok, sure. She lied. She needs to own up to it.

      • Erinn says:

        Honestly – that’s completely possible. I’m not sure why that baffles so many people. MAYBE Taylor isn’t okay with that word. I’ve never heard her use it. If that’s something she is absolutely against, then yes, I can see her having a problem with that.

        How is that somehow not possible, but the fact that there’s no recording of the use of that word to prove that he told her that line EXACTLY as it ended up on the song so believable? I mean – how can it be completely impossible that he didn’t say “I made that chick famous” or “I made that girl famous” especially when there’s no proof that he gave her that line as it was published.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Thank you, Erinn.
        @AlleyCat, that’s not what I’m trying to tell you at all. That’s your narrative. Regardless of what TS or KK think of any part of that song, I think the song is filth, I think the man who wrote it is filth, I think his wife is a jerk for supporting her husband in his twisted obsession over another woman, and I don’t like TS.

      • AlleyCat says:

        @lilacflowers wait, how is that MY narrative? I’m explaining Taylor’s. She was the one who said those lines were ok. She was the one who said she just had issues with the word b*tch. You can think all of those things about Kanye and Kim (and I’ll agree with you) and still call Taylor out for being a liar. She lied.

        @Erinn I do judge Taylor on this though. She may very well take issue with the word b*tch and I won’t argue. But then she doesn’t take issue with the rest of the lyrics he clearly runs by her? It seems like she’s just grasping at straws now.

      • Erinn says:

        I don’t know Alley. I wouldn’t call it grasping at straws, but I also don’t have the level of hate for Swift that a lot of people do. I end up coming off as a big ol’ fan when in reality I feel generally okay about her. Not a big fan, not really anything about her that bothers me much. As far as celebrities go, she seems to do a lot of good, and while she is very sensitive and obsessive about branding, she still for the most part lives a pretty decently behaved life. And she likes cats, so she gets points from me there.

        “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.”

        I mean – I wouldn’t say she sounded super comfortable or excited at that point. It sounds kind of apprehensive, doesn’t it? I think to a degree Kanye did some good butt kissing, and it got her more and more on board the longer the call went. That was dumb on her part, but it happens to the best of us. We can all warm up to someone/something when we feel flattered. It’s a fault, but it happens.

        I’m not saying she didn’t approve anything. I’m not saying that she is some kind of saint, and paragon of truth and light and wonderfulness. I just think that it’s perfectly possible that her real issue is the phrasing of that line, and I think it’s OKAY. You know what I mean? I don’t think she HAS to be okay with all of it. She clearly did approve some of it, and her reasoning was that it was tongue in cheek. I’m also confused as to why Kim would use snapchat of all things to record the call, and not to have just released the full call. Not sure if it was so she could purposely leave some out, or if she just really isn’t that bright.

      • tru says:

        exactly alleycat! it’s very clear that taylor didn’t have an issue with the famous line, which contradicts the premise of her grammys speech. she said during her phone call to kanye: “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… 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.'” she initially denied even having this conversation, but subsequently has made her objections center around being called “that bitch”. even if this part of the line wasn’t mentioned during that conversation, she made it clear in her grammys speech that her main issue actually was that kanye tried to take credit for making her famous. it’s the only reference she made to this whole issue. i don’t care for kanye and kim, but she lied. that’s the truth.

      • Erinn says:

        Tru — “You’ve gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you experienced it.”

        I think she’s also saying – “this is how you felt things went, feel free to use your music to explain how that went down for you”. I don’t think that’s at all saying “That’s exactly how that went down, and I agree with you 100%”. She also didn’t say that she wasn’t going to share HER experience of how it went, hence the speech.

      • K.C. says:

        @Erinn, I like your way of looking at her speech. All she did, in reality, was tell him it was perfectly fine to tell his story from his point of view. She never said it was right or that she agreed with him—just that yeah, from his perspective, he made her famous. He didn’t know her, and she thought that was fair.

        I can understand why she’d be upset by the b**** comment in context of the entire line. He’s implying she owes him sex because he made her famous. What she first thought was silly and tongue in cheek became something a bit more vile with the full line. It was vile to start with and I don’t really get how she’d think it was funny, but I do understand how the two lines joined together sort of change the context.

        It’s easy to come off like a super fan if you don’t have your pitchfork out, lol. I know people say she plays the victim a lot—to a degree, I see that and agree. Then again, the excitement people get whenever they have the chance to bring her down is alarming. The snake emojis everywhere, celebrities mocking her on Twitter, the hashtags…it’s all a bit much. I get it, she stirs up drama and brings it on herself. But then the reaction to her drama is typically very excessive. I know a lot of people dislike her and have presented good reasons to dislike her, but it just feels so over-the-top all the time that ultimately end up feeling bad for her. Because it does become something of a witch hunt when it comes to her.

    • Betti says:

      I think the issue has always been that he didn’t roll over and let her drag him while she played the poor victim. She ‘may’ have not known about that line in advance but she sure did milk it for all it was worth – they clearly had some sort of plan to troll the press about the song at the grammy’s but she backed out and used it to promote her ‘goody 2 shoes feminist’ image while trashing him (not that he needs her to do that for him).

      As someone else says – the video proves she was completely on board with being mentioned in the track which goes against what she was saying at the time about it. And from what i recall it was more to do with his claims that he made her famous and not the B word.

      And i can’t believe I’m taking sides with that ‘man’.

      • Jayna says:

        Yeah, she obvious knew about the famous part in the second video I hear, even if not knowing about the “Bitch” part, and seemed to have no problem,. Yet, she got up at the Grammys and made that speech how no one made her or whatever she said, clearly referring to Kanye.

      • AlleyCat says:

        @Erinn “And like I think it’d be great if when you released it if people came up to me and I was like, look he called me before it came out and the jokes on you I knew about this like the whole time and we’re fine. And you know they’re going to ask me about it when it on the Grammy red carpet and I’m going to be like Look he called me and told me about it!”-Taylor

        I get that she might have felt pressured to be cool with it on the phone with Kanye. But her team’s response right after the song dropped and then during her Grammy speech makes her look like a liar. She point blank lied and said she hadn’t heard the lyrics and that she was humiliated. Her Grammy speech is about not letting men take credit for women’s success. But she laughed about that lyric is the video! I know you think there’s a lot of unnecessary hate towards Taylor (you might be right, but I’m too biased because I don’t like her). This is one of those times its deserved. She lied. She always has to play the victim and its grating.

    • K.C. says:

      I agree Lilac. That part isn’t a lie, unless Kim has more proof.

    • nicegirl says:

      Lilac, YEP.

  21. Crowdhood says:

    A. I think it is illegal in many states to
    Secretly record a phone call.
    B. I truly think she didn’t know about the “I made that bitch famous line” but that she overplayed her hand in the way she denied any of it.
    C. I kind of feel like I can see how a young woman who clearly wants to be cool would agree to something she may not want when posed to her by a man. Because, America and women and all of the tiny ways we are told to be amicable and accommodating.
    D. I will reiterate the over playing of said hand.
    E. A fascinating case study in celebrity gossip is that I do not enjoy swift’s music and read this and many sites every day but only really comment on her stories. It has been a long, hard look in a very weird mirror for me since the great Tiddlesbang and its

    • perplexed says:

      “C. I kind of feel like I can see how a young woman who clearly wants to be cool would agree to something she may not want when posed to her by a man. Because, America and women and all of the tiny ways we are told to be amicable and accommodating.”

      Taylor strikes me as being really strong though. You don’t get to where she is by being meek. That lady could probably run MBA courses at Harvard on how to manage a career. So, given her strength as a businesswoman and person, I think she truly was okay with the weird lyrics (why, I have no idea though — the line about the sex sounds worse than the use of the “b” word).

      • Tiffany says:

        Her people can run a class. She has a lot of talented and smart people behind her. That is what she pays them for, to not be seen or heard.

  22. Reglagonz says:

    When does Poor little victim Taylor GO AWAY?!?!?!?!

    • lisa2 says:

      Sadly they don’t.. They are perpetual victims. It will always be someone is picking on them.. trying to bring them down. Always. And it will never be the case that they play into it and participate in it. It has been working for her for a long time. So no it doesn’t end.

    • Elle says:

      When will the Kartrashians go away?

  23. Trixie says:

    My problem with the lyric was never the use of the word “b*tch” or Kanye claiming he made Taylor famous. My problem with the lyric has always been the fact that the lyric implies that because Kanye made Taylor famous, Taylor now owes Kanye sex. I think that part is disgusting. No one is ever “owed” sex, no matter what a person did for them. The fact that Taylor said she thinks that line is a compliment makes me angry and sad. I was a fan of hers, but that’s just gross and really put me off her.

    Still not on Team Kim or Team Kanye, though. They are both petty af and I dislike that.

  24. KatyD says:

    I’m more disturbed that they recorded her and then made the obvious plan to release the recording at some point. That’s scary disgusting to me. Who does that? And Kanye even said their friendship was more important than any song? While recording her! I know people want to hate on Taylor for being obnoxious but what Kanye and Kim did was downright pathological. If they did it in California, let’s hope LAPD knocks on their door. They’re such garbage people. I don’t even gaf that Taylor’s a liar. That was a given to me.

    • Jayna says:

      This, this, this.

      I would be furious. They were playing her. And Kim is ignoring the part that Taylor back then said was a problem, the “Bitch” I made you famous part. We can see gaps in the video happening. What is Taylor responding to at times? What did Kanye tell her?
      Obviously, the sex part, which she said was okay, and which in the article I read from back then she didn’t complain about. It was the other line.

      She is somewhat shady, I agree, downplaying her part in that phone call before regarding their discussion of the song and knowing a lot more than she previous let on and down with it, but so are the Kanyetrashians releasing an edited tape.

    • Qzie says:

      KatyD, totally agree. Recording it was really creepy. There are a lot of other ethical ways to protect yourself rather than this. They are really awful people. Whatever with Taylor, leave her alone K&K. Tay is far from perfect, but its odd that K&K are so obsessed with her.

    • Pepper says:

      They’re in the studio, with Rick Rubin and some other people. Most likely it was being filmed for archive/documentary purposes. Most pop stars these days, including Taylor, film their studio sessions, if for no other reason than it’s helpful when the inevitable ‘stolen song’ lawsuits pop up. It’s also good for adding into music video’s, tour video’s, makings of and so on

      Quite a bit of footage of Kanye in the studio chatting with people, writing etc. has been released, it’s not like he just recorded this conversation, it seems he had cameras there a lot.

      • lilacflowers says:

        His studio recording practices do not make it ethical to record telephone conversations without telling the person on the other side of the phone. People should always be told they are on speaker and who is in the room and they should always be told when they are being recorded because: ethics.

      • Alex says:

        the law says otherwise

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Legal and ethical are too very different things. An act can be legal but unethical.

    • freebunny says:

      They’re filming in their studio cause it’s what some musician do: they record everything.
      If Taylor didn’t play her usual role as a victim, the record would never had been released.

    • honeybee blues says:

      I know very few in business who don’t record all their calls. For the most part, it’s for reminders and/or transcription, but it is beyond common and not illegal in any state. Where legality comes into play, is what you are or are not permitted (State by State) to do with said recordings. KK would not have released them against legal council, so I’m guessing it’s perfectly legal in CA. I record 75% of my business calls. It’s a very common practice.

      • swak says:

        Anytime I’ve had phone calls with companies it is clearly stated that the phone call may be recorded. While they may have been taping the studio session, they could have turned off the camera during the phone call. Just saying. I truly think they, Kanye and Taylor, are both in on this for PR reasons. My question is, why did this not come forward at the time it all happened? If it was legal for them to record it, then there should have been no problems releasing it at the time it all happened.

      • KatyD says:

        I agree Lilacflower–they come off as creepy recording her like that. I think they were always planning to use this. It’s no innocent recording–because they record everything in studio–what BS. They’re nothing if not calculating when it comes to fame and staying in the spotlight. They’re invested in her personally and Kanye’s sexual lyrics about her and video of her nude are also deeply disturbing. What Taylor did is not as bad.

      • perplexed says:

        “I think they were always planning to use this.”

        They might have wanted to protect themselves in case she lied (which I guess is what happened), but could they have foreseen the Grammy speech Taylor would make or that she would claim that she cautioned Kanye against using a song (she apparently hadn’t heard yet?). Some of the stuff Taylor did too was unpredictable so in a way I don’t see how they could have planned on using the call later, unless it was for a documentary.

    • Pinky says:

      What you are most disturbed by has been explained. Kanye records everything he does while he’s making an album. Thus, when he called Taylor DURING the making of the album, the call was recorded too. Taylor’s just mad she got beaten at her own petty game. And let me be clear: she is so petty even Tom Petty wants a name change to avoid being associated with her.

      Her argument doesn’t have legs, since now especially she’s trying to isolate everything around the word “bitch,” though she thanked him for calling her for approval on the lyrics, told Kanye he needn’t ever do so and just to go with what feels right to him, and even gave him the suggested wording for “might have sex” with her! It was “tongue and cheek” to her and she was “in on the joke.” She loses big this time today.


      • Bonzo says:

        I think that if I was talking to a high-profile celebrity known for twisting things to make themselves look like a victim, I’d be inclined to record the call if it was legal to do so and the subject matter was provocative enough. He was covering his ass in case Taylor decided to try and shade him (which she did) and twist the narrative into her being a victim (which she did). It was a smart move on his part.

        I’m Team NO ONE in this mess, but can’t help but clap for Kimye for the way they one-upped the pop princess and exposed her hypocrisy.

      • Jayna says:

        Uh, no. When you call someone and you are recording them, they have to be told the phone conversation is being recorded. What he records in his studio with everyone around is his business if people can see he’s recording them, but once you are on the telephone and you didn’t let that person know you were recording them, it’s illegal or certainly can’t be used for legal proceedings, like court. Now can a this recording be released to the pubic, an edited version, no less, and be legal? In my state, it’s a criminal offense. Taylor’s attorneys say it’s illegal.

      • Pinky says:

        @Jayna You don’t have to tell someone you’re recording them, if you’re in a one-party state (or if they are in a one-party state). This is actually a legal issue, not one where you can just make up the rules depending on whose side you’re on. And much like TMZ, Taylor’s attorney is as reliable as a water-logged tampon. I’ll wait until the real facts come out to start shouting “illegal,” as though I were LeAnn Rimes.


      • Noname says:

        @Pinky- The problem is the phone call was initiated in CA, where you need both parties consent……………….so it was illegal.

    • yolo112 says:

      Apparently, Kanye documents all of his studio time for a possible documentary in the future. Also, as someone above stated, it was filmed in NY, which I guess means it’s legal.

      I’m not on a team, as I loathe each of them equally. KK is smart for this move and Taylor needs to grow up and move on from the high school drama.

      • Erinn says:

        I would assume though, that if he were to use it in a documentary, he’d need permission from the people he recorded to air the conversations, no?

      • Alex says:

        No because again its a one party consent state. He doesn’t need permission

      • Marianne says:

        I don’t think its been proven he was in NY though. He wrote his album in both NY and LA. And even if he was in NY, and she was in California, then she could still have a case, if she wanted to sue.

    • jc126 says:

      Totally agree. They’re loathsome creatures.
      I’m sure any one of us would be disgusted if we found out some acquaintance, or friend, TAPED your conversations secretly.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      …you’re shocked the woman who records ever second of her time on a reality show with her name happened to be recording the second Taylor lied about a business interaction with her husband?

      Where Kim goes, cameras follow, be shocked about someone not happening since 2006.

    • Aren says:

      What if they had not done it? , What would’ve happened?

    • KB says:

      I’d record every conversation I had with Taylor Swift too. She’s manipulative and conniving and a professional victim. She’s made a career out of being the wronged party in seemingly every aspect of her life. You can’t trust people like that.

    • Elle says:

      Well, in Kanye’s defense, he is mentally ill and doesn’t take his meds, according to Malik Yusef

  25. Pepper says:

    Love it.

    Taylor’s attempting to do damage control. The videos are being deleted at an insane rate from Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Bit late for that, but boy is she trying. That should tell you she knows she messed up here.

    Also, her argument is seriously that she was totally cool with the ‘we might have sex’ line, and the ‘i made her famous line’, but the word bitch is what offended her and stood as misogynistic…she’s almost giddy about those two lines, about stirring up drama, about how funny it’ll be, but the b-word is so over the line she had to dedicate her Grammy’s speech to calling Kanye out? Seriously? That’s the least offensive part, and this is coming from someone who hates the word bitch.

  26. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I don’t think this clears or condemns either one of them. It’s the same story, told from two different perspectives. Kanye thought she cleared whatever he wanted to say, but she just said she was ok with the one line about might have sex. I can understand how hearing “I made that b famous” might have an emotional impact on her that she didn’t expect. Whatever. The song is disgusting and misogynist. Who cares whether or not she knew or didn’t know? Does she rule the universe and get to give permission for this egomaniac who clearly hates women to put another garbage filled misogynist “song” out there?

    • lilacflowers says:

      Beautifully and accurately stated.

    • Rhiley says:

      I am with you on the song is disgusting misogynist part… however I think Taylor should have shut the whole thing down before it turned into what it is now, but she cares way too much about her image. So to have Kanye West call her up and say he wants to include this line that is about her, directed at her, in his song was probably too much to say no to at the time. In a sense isn’t it another form of crossover for her? She goes from country, to pop, to hip hop? But she should have either said no on the phone, or at the very least, told him something like, when you have the line, send it my way. But knowing how Taylor vacillates she probably would have approved it either way. The problem for Taylor, I think, is that song has come out when Kanye is in a bit of a creative and professional slump. His life is a mess, and Taylor doesn’t do messy. However, if Life of Pablo was another Late Registration then I would put money on Taylor saying “Guys jokes on you. It is all very tongue and cheek.”

    • Fl girl says:

      + 1,000,000

    • Veronica says:

      That’s more or less what I see here. She approved some things, but was not informed or didn’t consider how it might be taken further. Neither party is completely wrong or right.

      • Pepper says:

        But she also explicitly said she didn’t need or expect Kanye to inform her or run things by her.

    • Bonzo says:

      I focused on the absence of the “B!tch” line last night, but now that I’ve seen the whole transcript, it’s clear that he must of read the line about making her famous, because she comments on it in the last paragraph. I can’t feel too sorry for Taylor when she voices support for both lines over the phone, says she’s going along with the joke at the Grammys and then shades him publicly. Centering her argument around the use of the word “bitch” isn’t enough the justify it.

      I’m no fan of any of these twats and I do think his music is misogynistic, but now I have to hand it to Kimye for beating Taylor at her own game.

      I want to see the whole video and transcript.

      • Jayna says:

        I think Kim edited the audio the way she did because the version he presented her was probably more lighthearted, not I made that bitch famous. I don’t see why Kim edited out what Kanye said each time. It doesn’t absolve Tay Tay at all. She fudged a lot of truth, but then again, Kim edited it to their advantage leaving out a lot of Kanye’ parst, the parts Taylor was responding to.

  27. Louise177 says:

    Taylor is having a bad week. The problem is that Taylor and her team made it sound like she didn’t hear any of the song and that Kanye only wanted her to promote it. Well, this was proven wrong. I like her music but hate Taylor’s personality. I think people are finally realizing how shady she really is.

  28. Miss Jupitero says:

    If I eat any more of this popcorn, I’m going to puke. do we have anything more soothing on the veranda?

  29. Taiss says:

    Kim and Kanye really got Taylor in this one. There’s no way out. She should announce a new album or maybe a pregnancy to save face. Twitter had so much with her. Selena got dragged too. Khloe was nasty as usual.

    This is why it’s a bad to be friends with past enemies, it’s okay to make up be cordial but not buddy buddy, there’s always going to be lies and no trust.

    • als says:

      Taylor and Kanye were only friends in Kanye’s twisted brain.
      The guy got up at the VMAs when Swift was accepting her award and said Beyonce should have gotten it. This is how it all started. Swift smiled then and was sweet just like she appears to be in this Snapchat video and then proceeded to bury Kanye. As one should do when humiliated in public.

      Kanye got what he deserved and then went crying to mommy Kim to save him.

      • lisa2 says:

        It seems he and Taylor are more alike than people thought.

      • Elle says:

        I think Kanye wants to be Taylor Swift, he is so obsessed with her. In his mind, he is a beautiful girl who wears designer dresses that are actually aesthetically appealing, and is TALL

  30. dearabby says:

    She actually sounds really sweet during that conversation. Just saying.

    • Millennial says:

      I thought the same thing. For someone who doesn’t know she’s being recorded she’s pretty polite. I agree that she is super shady, but I also don’t think this video “proves” what Kimye says it proves — I’d be curious to hear the entire recording.

      Tom has got to be wondering what he’s gotten himself into and I think his career would recover if he cut and run in the next week or two.

    • K.C. says:

      That’s what makes me think something changed in his song that ended up hurting her. Because she genuinely sounded game to laugh at the media for building up their feud, etc. It didn’t sound fake or like she was plotting to ruin him for writing the song—it sounded pretty genuine.

      I mean, she said some things there that pretty much gave him the freedom to write whatever he wanted about her. At the same time…this video basically just confirms a story that we already knew about, right?

  31. maria 2 says:

    dear oh dear. Tough times for taytay! Caught in a lie, boyfriend of the year is busy working and the squad is no where to be seen. Maybe this will make her mature a *little* bit?

  32. Div says:

    Team no one. Taping someone without their knowledge is shady. Playing up the victim angle instead of admitting this was a misunderstanding where sex was okay but bitch wasn’t is shady. Making a misogynistic music video is shady.

    Also, the mainstream media covering this and not just the entertainment media…nope. Why can’t there be more Adeles and Beyonces who don’t have public beefs?

    • NewWester says:

      Does make me wonder if the Kardashians record the conversations they have with other celebrities?

      • I would bet money they record everything. And I would also bet money that Kim releasing this has a lot of other celebs wondering if they have ever said anything on a call to Kayne that could someday be used against them. The fun thing is that now everyone will be very guarded about what they say to Kim, Kayne and the whole mob of Ks. She won this round, but effed herself at the same time. It’s all so bloody tiring.

      • Elle says:

        Of course they record everything for leverage and edit to make themselves look good, just like they did to Kris Humphries during the divorce. Of course, no one actually believes anything from their camp, except for teenagers who have no media literacy

  33. Rhiley says:

    Like I mostly like eye rolled all the likes. Like there were like to many likes for me to not like get distracted by like all of them. Like.

  34. lisa2 says:

    I can name any number of celebrities that would be dragged forever if they did anything like this.

  35. Birdix says:

    All I see is a bunch of already stupid rich people laughing their way to the bank. Who’s to say this part of it isn’t set up too?

    • Christin says:

      Same thoughts here. How much of this is organic?

      Hard to imagine the behind the scenes plotting these people do to work up the public.

  36. Meryl says:

    She never wanted to be part of the narrative? Psh, okay.. Because I remember her releasing a song about about the whole debacle and debuting it at the VMAs where she played the video prior to the performance.

  37. Onerous says:

    Regardless of who is right/wrong – who would’ve though Taylor Swift (or anyone, for that matter) is a bigger egomaniac than Kanye West? That transcript of their convo was insane. She sounds like Donald Trump! “Let me tell you about how great I am!!!”

    Also, “I may be in debt…” What is this all about!?

    • Pepper says:

      I love the end of their conversation, where Kanye barely gets a word in and Taylor’s just going on and on and on about herself. Who would have thought Taylor would out-Kanye Kanye.

    • UESider says:

      I’ve suspected for a while now that Tay has full-blown narcissistic personality disorder… The victim complex + the intense manipulation of her image and situations + lurking constantly on tumblr for validation + unable to let anything go + her squad of “special” people who are all mirrors of herself (but none more special than her). Listening to her drop facts about how many records she sold is either her trolling him or serves my theory. My issue with this situation is her trying to claim she never wanted to be part of the narrative–maybe not initially, but she milked it for all that it was worth. And notice that her initial response to those lyrics has nothing to do with how gross they are from a feminist perspective, just that she’s worried about overexposure.

    • Elle says:

      The only one who has a personality disorder is Kanye who is self-described as a genius, god, Steve Jobs, Disney, etc, but can’t actually hold a conversation in an interview, graduate from college, design a beautiful piece of clothing [remember Tim Gunn’s comments on his clothes – “I’m on record having said (his fashions) are basic, what a dear friend of mine Grace Mirabella (former editor in Chief of Vogue) calls, dumb clothes. It’s not fashion,” Gunn said. “They’re dumb clothes and they’re expensive, dumb clothes. I’ve always said the only thing dumber than his clothes is the people who buy them.”] Oh, and Malik Yusef already said that Kanye is supposed to take meds for bipolar and or schizo disorder. Even Rhymefest said he needs mental help.

  38. Izzy says:

    “Like I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs.”

    No, he didn’t specifically tell her about the b**** line (unless that part was edited out and she did protest, but she’s not claiming that). She DID pretty much say that he didn’t need to give her a head’s up. So now Team Taylor is grabbing on to the only thing they can object to in order to make her look like a victim. And I can’t believe she went and brought up 2009. Yes, he was a jerk to her. He apologized. They supposedly buried the hatchet on that. Her bringing it up now just makes it look like she never really accepted the apology, in which case, she shouldn’t have acted so buddy-buddy with him.

    I think they’re ALL jerks, though.

  39. Bishg says:

    Character assassination is what it is, but she brought it upon herself.
    People are finally starting to be aware of all her behind-the-scenes manoeuvres. The funny thing is that it would be nothing to be ashamed of, had she owned up to it in the first place. But no, she is always trying to feed the public the immaculate image of the pop princess everyone loves to hate on. Poor Tay-tay. If you want to be accepted and respected as an adult, behave like one.

  40. Kelly says:

    So his video didn’t get the attention he wanted and was a complete dud so let’s go back to talking about Taylor Swift. Again he was practically begging someone to sue him over the video and he got nothing. This man and his wife is all about attention like children. Taylor is phony but I’m sorry at this point it looks like THEY are the ones obsessed with her and just won’t leave her alone. IMO they weren’t getting the attention they wanted and it was killing them seeing Taylor everywhere in the news. Now they see her being dragged by her ex and JUMP on the chance to burn her but more so, so people will start giving them attention.
    And just like that it works again!

    • trollontheloose says:

      preach. I thought and posted the same thing. It’s petty. they will come back at Amber Rose and then Black Chyna then Omar Lodom onto the next… gotta steer the pot of these million followers on instagram to stay relevant

    • Artemis says:

      It’s well-established they’re all assholes who crave attention. But Taylor did lie and they had the receipts. They waited for the perfect moment and here we are. It’s good gossip. Taylor not only allowed him to say whatever he wanted, she later went on stage and made it all about her being a victim of bad Kanye again while accepting an award that is making her unique. She cannot let it go either, not even when it’s time to celebrate, it’s tough luck for her that Kim and Kanye don’t let go either. Fair is fair.

    • mellie says:

      Agree Kelly….and for Kim to do this during a week when there has been so much tragedy everywhere in the world is just pathetic.

      • Taiss says:

        Kim did it this week because she talked about it in last night episode of their reality show. Anything for ratings.

    • claire says:

      Honestly, it’s creepy as all get out. I’d want a restraining order against him at this point. Dude is obsessed with her and is constantly dragging her into his ridiculousness at every point, riding off her coattails, using her for publicity. It’s creepy, gross disturbing behavior. But for some reason, he has fans that thinks she’s the problem.

    • Elle says:

      This! Kanye’s shelf life as a rapper is fading, and Kim is doing anything she can to bring attention to it because it’s her gravy train. He can’t sell out stadiums anymore, his song didn’t go anywhere, and his creepy video tanked and was an inauthentic copy of a real artist’s work. They are truly desperate.

  41. trollontheloose says:

    so she didn’t sue him for his “fabulous” video now he has to find a way to make himself ride her tail anyway. This guy needs to go back to his creativity when he didn’t need anyone publicity and dramas. As for Kim K, yeah..she’s his pawn. She should have told him to let go and move on instead of steering mud. Anyway, rich people with PR machines feuding via media while sipping champagne is not my cup of tea. these 3 have so much negativity. it’s all about biz

  42. Luca76 says:

    Well I’m not surprised when I heard Kim’s version I believed her to an extent. And so she provided the receipts while the hoopla is entertaining at the end of the day ‘Famous’ sold nothing. The music video was absolutely mysogonistic and deplorable and cost 600 grand. Kim has no actual talent and Taylor still wins. Taylor will release some ear worm hit about this and sell the f**k out of it and win all the Grammys you just watch.

  43. Artemis says:

    Taylor cannot win this one. She lied about the phonecall, simply as. You can argue she has a point about the lyrics but it’s nitpicking to save face at this point, usually she has the upperhand completely. If she’s not on top, Taylor is losing, that’s her own mindset about being successful. Kim and Kanye have the advantage over her which is why she clearly didn’t consult her PR team and let that note loose on social media, it looks sloppy, panicked and weak. Taylor’s weakness is that she wants to be liked and overly controls her image because of it, Kim just wants any fame so she doesn’t need to be liked. She’s more infamous which is perfect when you’re fighting your petty battles on social media. Not so much for one of the most powerful popstars in the world. Get it together Taylor.

    Second, Taylor being exposed for her blatant lies, manipulative scheming and victim narrative doesn’t mean Kim and Kanye aren’t assholes. People who are now ‘fans’ of the latter because of this, cannot process a complex situations in which neither person is the winner. Somebody just took a punch to the gut but it doesn’t make the puncher a hero, or heroes in this case.

    Third, if anything, Kim is proving to be just as smart as Taylor because she sat on that recording, she hoarded it until it was relevant (for their show). She gave a snippet of what’s to come with that GQ interview. She Beyoncé’d Taylor! Also, in the recording, smart businesswoman Taylor speaks like a people-pleasing 13 year old who doesn’t know her words. Mentioning the Instagram likes of Kanye’s flowers cements it for me that she truly craves any attention no matter how superficial and meaningless. She KNEW she was getting overexposed yet she couldn’t help herself allowing Kanye to namedrop her. She couldn’t help herself to stay in the spotlight after her tour. She can’t help herself selling her new relationship right the second after she splits from her ex. Taylor is like Lady Gaga levels of thirsty for fame and only public humiliation or lack of sales/popularity will bring her back to earth and make her step away from the spotlight. Even Gaga doesn’t sell her personal life like this. You live by the sword, you die by the sword. No pity for either party!

    Lastly, this is such a typical Hollywood game exposed. Both pretended to be friends with each other for attention. They disrespected each other. They lied. And now it’s all revealed how petty and insecure these people are, all for fame. Why do people even want to be famous at this point? You have to be a sociopath to like this type of scheming and backstabbing. Like, what a ‘great’ life these celebs have…Just wow.

    • Shambles says:

      Agree with absolutely everything.

    • ellie says:

      Yeah, you are right. Kim and Kanye feed off of any kind of publicity-bad or good. So even if they had been caught lying about this whole thing, people would just roll their eyes because this is what you expect from Kimye-unnecessary drama and forget about it. It was Taylor’s immaculate image on the line and she lost this battle.

    • OhDear says:

      Agreed completely!

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      What I am getting from this :

      EVERYONE involved in this sh*tshow is a scheming two-faced manipulative narcissistic douchnozzle of the lowest order. I haven’t a shred of respect for any of them.

      And that stink is going to rub off on anyone associated with them and with this mess.

      Swift has a point about how the full nature of that line was not properly revealed to her in its entirety, but it is way too late now for the high road and her immaculate brand is officially shot– she has been caught in way too many lies at this point.

      • Shambles says:

        “EVERYONE involved in this sh*tshow is a scheming two-faced manipulative narcissistic douchnozzle of the lowest order.”

        True. Kim and Kanye are proven dickheads, and we don’t need to pretend they’re not dickheads to accept the fact that they called Taylor Swift out in a lie.

        Except the thing about Kim and Kanye is that they have never pretended not to be scheming two-faced manipulative narcissistic douchnozzles. They are who they are and you love them or you hate them. Yes, they do shady sh!t. Yes, they don’t contribute anything of value to the world. They’re mindless and vapid and vain. But they own that.

        With Taylor, she’s a farce. She’s always tried to be America’s sweetheart. The victim, the good girl, the one who was wronged. The twee cupcake princess. When in reality, she’s a spoiled brat with limited actual vocal talent who’s parents bought her an Abercrombie campaign and a recording contract, who never grew out of her selfish, manipulative, mean-middle-school girl habits, and who built a career off of writing psychotic blind-item songs throwing men under the bus. And now she wants to act like the victim for being name-checked in a song she agreed to be name-checked in? No. Stop. Stop treating this woman, who will be 30 years old sooner rather than later, with kid gloves. Stop protecting her fragile little feelings. She’s a brat and she needs to be taken down a peg or two. And from the looks of it, she’s finally getting her comeuppance.

    • Claudia says:

      Spot on. Very well written, Artemis.

    • Bonzo says:

      Well said, Artemis.

      Can’t wait to see what TIDDLES does to try and counterattack this PR nightmare they’re living in.

      • Artemis says:

        Oh yes, forgot to mention that. The best thing would be silence and let her team figure out a strategy although her switching PR teams hasn’t done her any good. Her old team would not have allowed Tiddles to roll out the way it did. Every A-lister needs a strong team to stay on top. Lord knows they cannot manage their own PR (except Brangelina).

        But yeah, I see Tiddles PR coming soon to distract, deflect, anything for Taylor to make the public forget about this embarrassment.
        Problem is that Taylor has been taking a PR beating since the Calvin debacle and I don’t know if her fragile ego can handle taking a breather from the spotlight. She must let people know she’s still that sweetheart, the victim. I don’t think she could ever cope with people seeing her flaws. And the fact that even celebs took a swing at her (Pharrell, very unusual move for him!) just tells me many more probably dislike her ass and her power lost a bit of its shine.
        If I was her team, no Tiddles PR. Tiddles PR is unbelievable.
        They need to repair the damage done in 1 month (after building up one for 7 years!) by focusing on new music, friends and family in PRIVATE.

      • Betti says:

        @Artemis – Yes to Pharrell tweeting about it. I’ve said in a few post Taylor has more enemies than friends in the biz primarily down to her immature and nasty behaviour.

        She has build a career/image on trashing and taking down others – mostly other famous people, people who are more talented than she is. She’s been getting away with it and it made her arrogant – now that she’s been given a taste of her own BS how she reacts will be interesting. She is the professional victim and her victimhood won’t allow her to go away and grow up/reinvent her image.

    • Guesto says:

      @Artemis – excellent summary of the insecure, needy, puerile world these people inhabit.

    • I Choose Me says:

      ^ This! Everything you said.

    • holly hobby says:

      Calling Eddie Cibiran! Meet future wife #3. Yes taylor has shades of MeAnn running through her.

  44. grabbyhands says:

    “Character assasination” LOOOOOOOOOOOL.

    Live by the Mean Girl sword, sooner or later you’re going to get nicked by it. But not to worry-she’s probably crafting a huge PR response, mobilizing the squad etc, even as we speak. I can’t decide if she and Tom will go into hiding initially or do a full court press of “undying love and support” as they go here and there with him “shielding” her from cameras (but not TOO much).

    • They are probably planning a wedding as we speak.

    • Bonzo says:

      I thought it’s ironic that Taylor would claim character assassination when this is exactly what she’s done with er exes and Katy Perry.

      • lisa2 says:

        What I find interesting is how when Taylor gets hit by her words her defenders make this some Global issue. A Feminist being attacked, the Music Industry is full or horrible people, Everyone involved is childish..
        **Point.. Kim and Kanye to my knowledge have never tired to be the Perfect Kitty. This is about Taylor and her actions. Why is it necessary to paint such a broad stroke and attack everyone to reduce her part in all of this. Because she has and is playing a part in all of this. Kim is supporting her husband. No different than Taylor getting her Squad to tweet and retweet their support for her actions. She has come for people over and over and her fans have no problem with it.. OH they did her wrong so she has a right to come for them. Well KK think she did him wrong.

        Where is the difference. She has written telling songs about guys all the time. And to me the shame is they couldn’t speak up because it would be these men attacking poor sweet Taylor. But the minute someone gives her some blow back it became them picking on her.

  45. Bee says:

    No one is going to believe a Taylor Swift spokesperson statement ever again.

    I can’t stand Kim, Kanye and their ilk, but at least they had receipts to prove Taylor really is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, manipulating the narrative to suit her “victim of everything” persona.

  46. honeybee blues says:

    Just to clarify again; recording phone calls is very common and not illegal. What one does with said recordings is where legalities can become involved. I hate defending KK, but she was well within her legal right to release those recordings, at least in CA. What is NOT legal however, is defamation of character which is exactly what TS did when she called KW a liar about the phone call not happening. So you see: recording calls = not illegal; defaming a public figure = illegal. Are we clear now on who did or did not do something illegal?

  47. C says:

    I don’t know what’s better. Taylor being caught in a lie or her stans having a full on meltdown. I may have to absolve the K Klan for some of their sins.

  48. HeyThere! says:

    I guess she just didn’t want to be called a bitch. I will say props to KW for calling her. TS should have been more open about the call happening. She should have been like: he called me about it but then added the bitch part AFTER he ran it past me, and it pissed me off. It’s that simple. Shesh.

    • K.C. says:

      Exactly. If something happened after the call, that’s fine, and it’s fair to be mad about that. She foolishly took an entirely different route, perhaps after his song got such a backlash. Maybe she liked it, but when she heard the full song or found out her fans didn’t like it, she changed her mind. Again, if that was the case, she could’ve just said so. She could’ve easily said, “You know, I was fine with the lyrics about me on their own, but it context of the whole song it made me uncomfortable.”

      Basically, my problem isn’t that she ultimately didn’t like the song. She’s allowed to change her mind, or feel hurt, or whatever. But she gave him the freedom to write about her in any way—including calling her names, as Kanye often does in songs. So she’s allowed to have any emotional response she so pleases, but she also needs to own up to the fact that she allowed it to happen.

  49. Tiffany says:

    And somewhere Katy and Calvin are sending Kim a bouquet of flowers.

    Also, Swifty can go out and hit someone, while it is being recorded and people will still make excuses for her. Taylor might not believe Ye has made her famous, but he continues to help.

    • Bee says:

      I hope she Instagram’s it. Because a bouquet of flowers isn’t a bouquet of flowers unless it has 2 million likes.

  50. CornyBlue says:

    God yes I was so happy and the Khloe started being messy. Another chance for Taylor to play the victim now.

  51. Bridget says:

    This is going well.

    • Bonzo says:

      “Her current insistence that being called a “bitch” was the difference between her recorded consent and her public disapproval is undermined by that initial speech, where she’s clearly chastising Kanye based on the concept of his lyrics, not his cuss words. It would also be a whole lot easier to believe that Taylor Swift hates gendered slurs if she hadn’t written her own diss track, essentially calling actress Camilla Belle a whore—odds are that she didn’t check those lyrics over with Belle, either.”


  52. Moonstone says:

    Character assasination? Tell that to your exes who didn’t consent for you to write songs about their dirty laundry and yet you did it anyways and that’s why you’re now famous. Hypocrite!

  53. Common Sense says:

    Oh dear…

  54. ellie says:

    I have a paper due tomorrow but all I have been doing since the morning is refreshing my twitter. I am living for the drama. LOL. At least this petty gossip has taken my mind off yesterday’s and other horrible incidents of violence and death happening around the world and in the US..:(
    My mind keeps going back to this interview with Katy Perry where she talks about every pop-star’s brand. She said that everyone deliberately plays a role and they are all characters. Kanye is the villain, Taylor is the sweetheart. I think this is what is happening here.
    Look at Beyonce. She has never hidden behind this made-up, America’s sweetheart persona. She is fierce, unapologetically black, is the voice of the nation, talks about political issues and doesn’t care about what people think of her. All popstars are calculated but I think Taylor played the “awww….I am this poor, sweet girl who gets her heart broken and I surround myself with thin, white, perfect friends” for far too long. I don’t dislike her. I am just trying to make sense of why people are loving this drama. Her whole brand has been about getting heartbroken and writing revenge songs. So much so that her fans can even find the boy she wrote a song about by carefully investigating the linings and the content inside her album CDs.

    She is not what she projects. She also slut-shamed Camilla Belle in a song after Joe Jonas dumped her by calling her an actress who is only good at things you do on a mattress and when she was asked about it in an interview, she didn’t apologize or anything, she shrugged it off as something kids go when they get their hearts broken.
    If Katy Perry is about bombshell, bubblegum pop then Taylor is about being the romantic who is always heartbroken and never does the wrong thing and that others are out to get her.
    One critic truthfully pointed out that she can’t sing well live and was off-note at an award show and a few months later she released the song Mean specifically for that critic and included lyrics such as “a liar and pathetic and alone in life and mean.” I know a lot of stars do that and it seems like it’s no big deal but Taylor just cares waaaayy too much about her image and always playing the victim and doesn’t have thick skin at all…no matter how successful she gets. I think this obsession with always being on top of the narrative and this obsession to create this cute, apple-pie, all-American girl image made people turn on her, finally.
    It hard to believe that people are supporting Kanye West, a legit misogynist and that fame-whore Kim over Taylor but Taylor is to blame too.
    She will probably do a photo-op with Tom later this week, probably more hand-holding and kissing to prove that they don’t care about this at all.
    I think Taylor should just take a break for a while and let this go.

    PS-Peope are saying on Twitter that this is just God punishing Taylor for winning the VMA award Beyonce deserved in the first place….LOL…;P

    • Brea says:

      I agree with all of this.

    • K.C. says:

      I think it’s clear Taylor needs to revamp her image. She’s almost 27 years old, and I thought she’d moved past this point in her life when she started with her 1989 era. She really seemed different—like she wanted to put herself in the media narrative the way she wanted to be scene, instead of being painted as the weepy victim of her exes. And I respected that. But it’s clear now that she hasn’t really changed, and all that media criticism she used to get is bubbling over once again, as warranted as ever.

      There are worse things she could do. I think she’s probably a decent person who is lovely to her fans, and puts out catchy music. She has worked hard to get to where she is, and that’s great. But she really needs to take a look at her behavior and do some growing up.

  55. Pleaseicu says:

    I think does reveal that Taylor was much more consulted and approving and in the know than what she and her team led everyone to believe. Taylor’s team made it seem like there was a call but that Kanye just called to beg her to release the song on her Twitter and Taylor was kept intentionally in the dark about lyrics. She’s instead telling him to use whatever line he feels is best and giggling throughout about how this is going to play and how she’s going to shock everyone on the Grammy red carpet revealing how she knew and approved the entire thing.

    Taylor is PR savvy enough to have realized that once the song was out and everyone was immediately outraged on her behalf the original Gotcha! plan for the Grammys was no longer going to be effective PR for the TS brand. But there was a different opportunity with a different approach with all the backlash. Seems like she basically flipped the script on Kanye knowing she’d be believed over anything he said after. Blindsided him by playing the innocent wronged victim who once again rose above it all to triumph and intentionally downplayed her prior knowledge and involvement. Baller PR move on her part. I just think everyone involved are all pretty much in the same boat of willing to use and screw over whoever they want for profit and PR.

    • K.C. says:

      I think you could be right. Perhaps she initially was as completely happy and fine with the lyrics about her as the phone call implied, but when the public automatically felt enraged on her behalf, the switch flipped and she decided to take that avenue instead.

      Weird thing is, she sounded genuinely excited about telling people on the Grammy red carpet how the joke was on them and she totally approved of the song.

      No one comes out of this looking particularly good, and the song is gross whether she approved or not. That said, this lie of Taylor’s kind of makes you wonder what else she hasn’t been forthcoming about, eh? I don’t dislike her—I think she writes good music and has plenty of nice qualities. But this is beyond shady and in many ways validates why people take issue with her.

  56. Mousse says:

    The Game of Musical Thrones.
    Cersei = Taylor
    High Sparrow = Kanye
    Jaime = Calvin
    Daenerys = Katy

    Let the games begin…

    I miss GOT, but this will have to do as a filler.

  57. Lynnie says:

    Wrong place.

  58. Bohemianmartini says:

    Yezzzz! Kim took notes from her mama! (Or maybe it’s the other way around…) And this is how one pop’s the corn and feeds the children. I can’t wait to see how this all plays out.

  59. Mira says:

    Apart from being a liar she also sounds inarticulate and vacuous (And then the flowers that you sent me, I like Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s like the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7″).

  60. Lukie says:

    Taylor lied and that lie casts doubt on everything she said about this incident.

    Those of you that want to defend her, feel free but if this was law and order SVU and you were in the jury box, you kmow you’d find that chick guilty.

    I am also bitter that this incident is gonna make me type out

  61. Amanda says:

    Does anyone know if this is a wiretap law violation in CA? It’d be hilarious if Kim was charged criminally.

    • K.C. says:

      The law requires both parties to consent to a recording in California. But many people are saying this conversation took place in New York, where it is not required.

    • CornyBlue says:

      New Yorka nd Colorado. Both do not require two party consent. Do you think Kim would not check up on these things lol

      • CornyBlue says:

        It looks like I was wrong and TMZ has confirmation that it was in Cali. Tay can sue now.

      • K.C. says:

        Well, then my above statement that they’re dimwits for unveiling illegal activity stands once more, lol. So stupid.

      • Noname says:

        @ Cornyblue- I suspected that you were giving Kim K too much credit, lol.

      • Valois says:

        Do they actually have a confirmation? The TMZ article I’ve read didn’t have one and it seemed to be coming from Taylor’s camp.

  62. cakecakecake says:

    Swifty’s PR team is hard at work now, I will be here for Tay-Tay’s comeback. LOL!!!
    Who bought this song tho??? whoooooo? I’ll wait…

    the need for attention from all is them is mind boggling.

  63. A. Key says:

    How many times can a person say “like” in one conversation? She sounds like a stereotypical dumb blonde.

    • lisa2 says:

      I wonder exactly what she and Tom talk about:
      Like Politics,
      Like History,
      Like Theater
      Like Movies
      Like World events..

      “Like” what do they talk about????

      • Elle says:

        I’m sure its a thousand more times more lively than a rant from Kanye to Kim. Oh wait – they don’t even live together.

  64. KJ says:

    In light of this phone call, it’s even more appalling that Taylor stood up and gave that Artist of the Year speech at the Grammys. I appreciate that cut-away to Tori Kelly’s “Really, bitch?” face even more now.

    I don’t understand the kind of person who says one thing behind closed doors and says another thing entirely in public. I also don’t understand the kind of woman who thinks “it’s a compliment” for a guy to say he might have sex one day but clutches her pearls at being called a “bitch” (in hip hop music, where “bitch” is used as frequently as “the” and barely has a negative connotation anymore).

    I’m glad that people are growing sick of Taylor “Butter wouldn’t melt in my mouth” Swift and realizing how much she loves to make herself the victim of every situation. She’s such a manipulative piece of work.

  65. Stardust says:

    Funny how he thinks he made her famous, because as I recall, she was receiving an award for Best Video when he stole the microphone from her and had his tantrum. Jackass. And I see nothing in this transcript that contradicts Taylor’s claims that she knew nothing about being called a bitch in the song. Kim is a moron. Can’t wait for this marriage to crumble and for all the good dirt we’ll hear then.

    • Colette says:

      There are different level of fame.I had never heard of her in 2009.Just like most people who I know had never heard of Tom Hiddleston until last month.

    • Kris says:

      Agree – if anything, she made him famous. Well, using her name did. And his wife.

      • Cinder says:

        Taylor made Kanye famous? please. He was WELL acclaimed in the industry for years before anyone knew who Taylor was. You sound like the person who made that meme of Taylor #winning over him with her 7 Grammys without realizing that Kanye has 11…

    • lisa2 says:

      NO Kanye didn’t make her famous.. but he sure helped built the platform for that fame. I don’t think she would be where she is at this point without him and that craziness. There are many celebrities that get a lightening bolt. That thing that gives them an edge. Kanye was that for Taylor. She is smart and has talent. She used that event and built on it. I don’t blame her. But I also don’t discount him for how it affected her life after.

      I’m sure if he could go back he would never have done it.

      • Kris says:

        Please, she was crazy successful before Kanye ever mentioned her name. He just jumped on the biggest publicity thing he could find – that’s what they are, after all, him and his wife, publicty whores professionals. The year he first attacked her at the Grammys she had the best-selling album of the year – she was HUGE, and that was only her second album. Are you seriously saying that HE contributed anything to her sucess?

    • Elle says:

      It won’t crumble until Kanye’s money and connections are completely used up. It’s just like Kris and Bruce or Khlozilla and the puking drug addict, Lammie. They stay with them until they can’t get any more positive press, money, connections, etc. and don’t care what kind of condition the men are in as long as they continue to receive these benefits. Only when these have dried up, do they cut them loose.

    • honeybee blues says:

      I’ve worked in the music industry for many years, and according to many, MANY industry insiders, Kanye didn’t make her famous, AutoTune did.

  66. Christin says:

    One surprising part of this is (1) how TS speaks and (2) how much she says. I envisioned him talking so much one could barely insert a word.

    What is the debt reference, attributed to her? I thought it was something he said, but the way the rest of the quote reads, it must really be her. Does that mean literal debt, because I rarely believe these celebrities are as wealthy as they appear. It takes a lot of money to maintain high levels of living and stay relevant (spend money to make money).

    Why she let her guard down to speak to him/them is another huge question.

  67. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Taylor Swift ALWAYS overplays her hand.

    I used to think she was quite a smart businesswoman but getting caught up lying to the Queen of recording every second of her life? That’s Day 1 shil*t Taylor, you got played AND you ruined your own reputation.

    • Noname says:

      I think you are being a bit dramatic. Taylor Swift is far from ruined and she can use all this to her benefit if she is smart.

  68. Marianne says:

    I definitely don’t think Taylor is as innocent as her image makes her out to be. Then again, pretty much most celebrities build an image for themselves that’s not always authentic. Anyway, despite that I still don’t fully trust Kanye and Kim. I mean, why did she choose snapchat to release the video? It conveniently cuts the video into small portions, where some editing could be going on.

  69. PipPip says:

    Quite frankly, my favourite part of the transcript is TayTay being all “I’m like this close to overexposure”.

    Oooh popcorn’s ready. Party at mine?

  70. popup says:

    I’m going to give Taylor the ol’ side-eye for even making this song an issue. She should’ve ignored it in the first place.

    However, I can never take the Kardashian’s side on this, and this morning reminded me why: Khloe Kardashian being absolutely crass and disgusting by tweeting an explicit pic of Chloe Moretz that isn’t even her but some poor anonymous girl. The Kardashians are pure trash. The true buttholes of the universe.

    • Guesto says:

      Agree, popup. I’d go as far as to say there’s nothing anyone could do that would have me on #teambuttholes. They are beyond trash.

    • Athena says:

      Yea, I figure they’re vapid and harmless entertainment but wow did Khloe throw down. It was disgusting. How would they feel if someone posted something like that about their own sister? Let’s say that photo was taken of Chloe before she turned 18, isn’t that spreading child pornography? Ugh, it’s definitely true. Khloe’s the ugliest of the bunch.

    • Elle says:

      Well, Khloe most likely feels incredibly insecure since she is not a biological Kardashian and it is clear to everyone that she does not share the same genetic material or beauty as her sisters. However, that is not an excuse for insulting a working actress with actual talent. I’m sure its hard for Khloe to understand that some people don’t use their sexuality to get jobs in entertainment, but maybe someone could explain it to her.

  71. Kris says:

    There is Taylor Swift – she might be a bit annoying, but she’s got style, she is pretty, she has never annoyed us with posting her unwanted nakedness all over the internets…. She is completely harmless in a nice way.

    And then there is Kim K. and her insufferable husband – I have been brought up not to say the words I’m thinking right, so I won’t.

    Well, I know who I’d invite to dinner at my house.

    Nuff said.

    • K.C. says:

      Mr. and Mrs. West are far from delightful or classy individuals, but I don’t think that negates the fact that Taylor tried to make them look like the liars in this instance and failed miserably.

      I generally agree with you about Taylor. Overall I like a lot about her. But I can’t defend her in this, other than the fact that she’s correct in the “b****” point she’s sticking to. Other than that, it’s obvious she went back on her word to Kanye about laughing about it at the Grammys. She did the opposite. If he blindsided her with that one line, that sucks and I feel bad for her. But she gave him permission to basically write whatever he wanted. If she was ok with the sex line, it’s within reason to think she wouldn’t mind the bitch line, which is still vulgar, but to a lesser degree.

    • Plank says:

      OOh please! She may have style, disagree with you on this but she lied!! Both parties are overexposed but on this issue Taylor is in the wrong and she continues to act like the victim. Kim and Kanye have clearly had enough and exposed Taylor as someone who lies.

      • Kris says:

        Did she? She said she never agreed to being called bitch, and I’m so with her. And how tasteless is it of these two to a) record a phone call without the other presons knowledge and b) publish it on the internet. Taylor did only one thing wrong – and that was to talk to these people in the first place.

      • Kris says:

        And btw – she has said repeatedly that she wants to be left out of this, and the Ks bring it up again, and again, and again, and again… who is using whose fame here?

    • Jeo says:

      She denied the conversation ever took place so hmmm to most people she has lied. Watch her speech from the Grammys!

      You can defend all you like but there’s no getting away from this, she brought it on herself and now it’s exploded because she’s been caught out.

    • Elle says:

      I wonder since Kanye calls women bitches, when he will call Northwest a bitch?

      • lilacflowers says:

        And whether he’ll object when someone depicts her adult naked form in a video?

  72. Bess says:

    None of this negates the fact that Kanye West has an unhealthy obsession with Taylor Swift.

  73. K.C. says:

    If she REALLY wants to make this go away, Taylor should raise a stink about the imagery in the Famous music video, which was absolutely disgusting. Unless she gave permission for that too, which would be a slight disaster for her. That would be gross on many levels.

  74. KatM says:

    How can anyone possibly think that she is completely innocent and is being bullied? I am not a fan of the Kardashians at all, but come on, Taylor Swift knew that there would be a song coming out because he told her. If she did not want anything to do with it at all, she should have EXPLICITLY made clear that under no conditions would she approve having her name dropped in any of his music. Now, obviously, he can still use her name in a song any which way he wants, however, she would have been crystal clear about her feelings and none of this would be happening. Let’s not act like Taylor Swift is not maniacally controlling about her image and could not have seen this coming. Please. And yes, I find the Kardashians trashy and repulsive too.

  75. Bre says:

    I don’t really care about Taylor and think she is pretty immature but I don’t think this makes Kim look good either. She is a 30-something mother of two! Does she not have better things to spend her time on? Plus, she lies just as much as Taylor. Does she plan to show her plastic surgery receipts?

    • anon123 says:

      Exactly. Sure, people can gloat about Taylor’s image damage but to support Kanye and Kim in this? I don’t understand it. Both of them are revolting.
      Kanye started it all, he keeps talking about Taylor, not the other way around.
      And recording of a private conversation (just in case), who does that? Noone I want to know.

    • Aren says:

      So she was supposed to remain quiet even if she had been wronged? Why didn’t Taylor remain quiet instead?

    • OhDear says:

      Wait, what? Taylor is a 26 year old grown woman who also likes to talk about how she’s a great businesswoman. Does she not have anything better to do than throw someone under the bus for no reason?

    • Bre says:

      Kim lies all the time too, who cares? Taylor is immature even for 26 but I think once you become a parent you sort of need to grow up. If Kanye would stop bringing this up we would all forget about it anyway and this doesn’t change die-hard Taylor fans anyway which is really the only group who didn’t believe that Taylor wasn’t being completely honest about this.

    • Elle says:

      No, she doesn’t have anything better to do. As Kendall said, they’re not good at “reading.” Besides, she has her PR pet Cheban do the legwork. She’s too busy looking in the mirror and explaining to Kanye why she’s not a hobbit.

  76. Ozzy says:

    I’m so tired of all people involved in this. Taylor Swift is incredibly annoying and manipulative with a victim complex, but Kanye is still a misogynistic narcissist with a god complex. They both suck and I’m just tired of reading about these two and Kanye’s stupid wife

  77. Saks says:

    This conversation still on point with what Taylor said before, she was upset about the “b*tch” line not the rest. Also isn’t recording conversations illegal?

    What irks me is that those involved are a bunch of *sses. A misogynist overvalued rapper, his porn-star wife both well over 30, and music’s Regina George. But at least Taylor has a legit job, works hard and (pretends to) like her fans.

    Also wtf with everyone weighing in? Again a bunch of hypocrital people. No sympathy from me for ANYONE involved, this is just plain stupid.

    • CornyBlue says:

      Again she can only be upset about the word bitch being used because that is the only thing she did not explicitly hear but she asked Kanye to be provocative so I dunno what she expected. But I hear now she can sue cos it was in not in NY so maybe this will go her way.

      • Saks says:

        But wasn’t that the narrative since the song came out? I was under that impression since then. I think she handled this all wrong, no one would have care if she had said back then that she knew about the song. Taylor had this coming, she always engages and tries to control everything, so she pretty much walked into this. Yet, I do hope she sues, regardless of the exposing what K&K did was low (and probably illegal).

      • CornyBlue says:

        @Saks As far as I know she had a problem with the entire line atleast initially. Her speech atleast was about other people trying to take credit for her success and atleast this taping refutes that. I dont like her or Kanye and I dont care for Kim but she comes out looking the worst in it. Not that it would effect her in any way but she is clinging to semantics at this point. If she sues atleast the drama will continue.

      • Noname says:

        Many people are assuming this phone call started in NY and I am not understanding why when Kayne lives in California.

      • anon123 says:

        I saw it on the Guardian that People and TMZ claim that the call was from California where Kanye lives and it was illegal to release it.

    • Plank says:

      Kim is a businesswoman and has made millions so stop pretending she has no job. Why is she a porn star? Talk about insulting someone. Taylor lied and is still being a liar!

    • Plank says:

      And by the way what is wrong being a porn star anyway? The way you mention it makes it sound like it’s dirty or something when it is an actual job for some people.

  78. holly hobby says:

    Parsing, parsing – that’s what Taymerica is doing right now. Missy, sometimes it’s better not to say anything at all. In that transcript, she gave blanket approval to whatever he wrote – without asking to look at it. Now she is back tracking and parsing the nitty gritty? She needs better handlers because this is so high school.

  79. MiniMii says:

    I never thought I’d see the day when Kanye is the one acting with class and grace.

    Poor little TayTay was worried about being “like this close to overexposure”? Well, guess what sunshine, by lying and trying to play the sympathy/poor me card, you just made sure of it. I think we’re seeing the beginning of the end of the great Swifty.

    • Aren says:

      I was surprised by how normal and human he sounds, and Taylor comes across as a narcissistic and calculating person.

  80. Original Kay says:

    Taylor vs Kanye ?

    Team Taylor.

    People lie. Every one of us here has lied. Don’t be hypocrites. Everyone lies.

    What everyone doesn’t do is pretty much everything Kanye does- from the awards show incident to his ranting to asking for money to telling a guy in a wheelchair to stand up etc etc etc. The list is endless and exhausting

    • Jayna says:

      I’m Team No One.

      • Noname says:

        I can understand that, I am team no one, too. I still have a problem with what Kanye did, though. From the crashing of her party (her acceptance speech) at the VMAs to the song to the video because he keeps this victim bs narrative in the spotlight. Yes she was caught in a lie and her acceptance speech at the Grammys was cold, very cold. What has this really done to Taylor, though? Does everyone on her really think she’s lost?

  81. Pandy says:

    Didn’t hear him say the bitch line … and that’s what I would have been upset about as well. Not sure who is more deluded in the West family …

    • Colette says:

      I would be more upset with a married man saying he “might still have sex” with me but I guess she thought that line was fine.

  82. lisa2 says:

    For people talking about the recording being illegal. I’m sure Taylor’s lawyers looked into that from the start. If she could sue him I have no doubt she would have. But she can’t. As distasteful as Kim and her family are; talking about Kim’s sex tape and nudity and bug butt is pretty OLD NEWS at this point. And again how does that erase that Taylor and her fans are cherry picking points. She misled the public. And if that Grammy Speech was not out there I would be more in the middle. She threw him under the bus in front of the public and their colleagues. Just like he did her. I think maybe that was the purpose.

    someone said that Kanye is obsessed with her. I think it goes both ways. They are both in this together.

    • Noname says:

      I still have no sympathy for Kanye West. He started this bs when he crashed her party, I mean her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs.

    • Elle says:

      It’s not old news when she puts her big bum in the public’s faces 24/7 and still continues to make money off of her body as a woman instead of brains or a talent.

  83. Flat Busted!
    So Taylor thought it was funny because it was all tongue-in-cheek for Kanye to say he might still have sex with her and that he made her famous but saying “bitch”, well that just went too far? Nice try Taylor. Caught in huge lie. To think douchey Kanye was nice enough to call her and the mean girl of all mean girls posing as a nice girl and a victim even complimented him continuously during the conversation……..vindication. This girl is a nasty piece of work & now it’s on record and irrefutable.

    • Original T.C. says:

      All the other people were afraid of her power in the industry and her fangirls, it took 2 unlike-able people who have no F’s to give about her fangirls to tell the truth about her. The empress has no clothes on. She is fake and 2-faced, that has been my issue with her. She gets away with being a jerk and called innocent and harmless. Any other male or female celebrity would not getaway with half the stuff she pulls.

  84. Jayna says:

    Poor Kanye. He never got any traction on that song. He thought that tasteless video would get so much attention for it, even begging someone to sue him. Crickets. Using Taylor to get some attention for that song by writing a few lyrics about her (which she mostly agreed to because she is as hungry as him for tacky publicity), and then that video of naked famous people, and none of it worked.

    Now cut to Kendrick Lamar and real “art.”

    • Artemis says:

      OMG yes, Kendrick Lamar is the true heir of The Throne!

    • Elle says:

      You nailed it Jayna. It was obvious that this was the ploy because they couldn’t get attention for the song on its own merits, Ye’s dilettante faux art video, or by any other means. In fact, they needed the Taylor “feud” to make them famous since Kim and Kanye’s shelf life is waning fast.

  85. Merritt says:

    All three of them are awful at this point. There are no winners in this situation.

  86. Dlo says:

    I am no TS fan, cannot even think of one song. I do not like Kim at all, very sad she had the receipts

  87. Paris says:

    They ALL (Kim, Kanye, Taylor, Calvin) are so childish, so immature, so selfish.
    Kim and Kanye you are parents, please, please, go up! Think about your kids! You have to be example for North and Saint.
    Taylor, go up too! Enjoy your life. Dont’t be mean girl.
    God! You ALL are mean girls! Stupid mean girls!
    So stupid!

  88. Nelly says:

    They recorded and planned in advance a phone call between FRIENDS?

    Entrapment – END Of and I hate Taylor Bloody Swift.

  89. Mamasan says:

    Here’s my 2 cents. As a former musician, Kanye was under no obligation to check with her for anything. He is an artist. Free speech is covered in the Constitution. She doesn’t have any legal standing over his products.
    The fact that he called at all shows he is a professional and cares what she thinks as a musician.
    Whether she lied or not doesn’t matter really. Miss Taylor needs to put her big girl panties on and just suck it up. She screwed up. Life goes on.
    I’ll be at the bar. 😆

    • anon123 says:

      It was so nice of him to give her heads up and record it all, just in case.

      • Tara says:

        If I ever plan to call Taylor Swift a b!tch I’m definitely recording her saying it’s ok. 😀

    • Jayna says:

      She seems to dispute she was ever informed he was going to call her “that bitch.”

      From part of her released statement:

      ‘Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that b***h’ in his song?’ the Bad Blood hitmaker wrote.
      ‘It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that b***h’ in front of the entire world,’ she added.

  90. Elleno says:

    This all goes back to Kanye rudely hijacking Taylors moment at the Grammys, and he continues to feed off the attention on her by crafting lyrics like this. That is called a parasite.

    • Colette says:

      Much like she feeds off of every guy that has dumped her,by way of her song lyrics, like a tick. She and Kanye ,two peas in a pod.

    • Bonzo says:

      No, after 2009 Kanye’s VMA interruptio,n Taylor came off as the victim who was sympathized with and it gave them both A LOT OF PRESS. She came out smelling like a rose.

      This current PR debacle started with Taylor’s 2016 Grammy speech in which she turned on Kanye and slammed him publicly after saying she’d support him.

      She uses her breakups to diss her exes publicly through her songs and make millions. By your definition, she could be similarly be called a parasite.

  91. anon123 says:

    If I were Taylor and I saw Kanye or Kardashians calling me I would just miss the call. Simple. Nothing good comes from these people.

    • Elle says:

      Ha! This, when someone claiming to be a bigger genius than Steve Jobs and Walt Disney leaves a message, ignore it!

    • Christin says:

      This is the part I can’t reconcile. Why have what appears a lengthy conversation (on her part – which is a surprise to me) with him/them?

      My impression from the beginning (until these clips/transcript) was that it was probably a very brief conversation, at least on her part.

  92. yaya13 says:

    that moment when you lie to billions of people to keep your tired, pseudo-victim status. I can’t believe a single person is defending her. She plays fame dirtier than kanye, whose crazy but at least real and now I honestly do get the frustration more. To know this other side of her and nobody would even think to believe him, because she even had me fooled. Not only did she agree to it but she was touched he asked her permission AND down with the whole act. She is so fake…just, wow. Everyone thinks Kanye and Kim are these horrible manipulating demon souls-but its the people this good at hiding it that are the worst.

  93. Bros says:

    I highly doubt swifty has ever called up one of her exes to let them know that, you know, no hard feelings and all, but like, um like, she’s going to drag them in a song and are they ok with that?

    also, she just did the same thing to calvin harris by saying she wanted to keep her songwriting off the books and then as soon as the song is about to be super successful she comes out saying she wrote it all along. she’s such a bratty snakey snake and i am enjoying her come uppance. She’s the emperor with no clothes.

    • Aren says:

      I was going to say this. And I very much doubt she called Kathy Perry to ask if she was okay with Bad Blood and the music video.

  94. jinglebellsmell says:

    Kim’s ass keeps growing as do Taylor’s teeth.

    • Anon says:

      HAHAHAHA….. That one was damn funny. What the eff is wrong with her teeth? It always seems that she is not able to close her lips…

  95. Andrea says:

    I still can’t get past the fact that TS posed for pictures with Kanye at the Grammys — the same night she went up on stage and claimed (without actually mentioning his name, but making it obvious she was referring to him) he was trying to take credit for her success. That alone proves how incredibly fake she is. To stand and smile for pictures with someone and act like you’re on good terms, then minutes later, go on national television and burn their ass for something you had led them to believe they had your permission to do??

    She is more Tracy Flick than Regina George. She’s a full on, Grade A psychopath.

    • Lucy says:

      I think those pictures are from two different Grammy ceremonies. The ones in which she’s wearing the blue/green dress are from last year, and the whole thing went down at this years’ ceremony.

  96. Chels says:

    The Partron Saint of white teenage girls -and their mums- everywhere outwitted by “dumb” reality star. 😂

    • Elle says:

      Not outwitted. Everyone knows the Ks edit and manipulate footage to make themselves look good. Ask Kris Humphries.

  97. Kate says:

    The game is up, Tay.

  98. lisa2 says:

    I’m just laughing at the twisting and turning.. I remember when those Sony emails came out. Those people didn’t authorize them to come out. Some of the people up in arms about Taylor being recorded had not problem with reading those emails and commenting on what was being said in them. Now why is that different. There were quiet different comments and takes on that. Perhaps some need to go back and read the things they say about other celebs but have a different view when it is about their faves.

    So glad I have a long memory.

  99. choupette says:

    My impression is that whether or not Taylor heard the “b**ch” part of the lyric she took the opportunity to blow the situation up a bit and try to get some negative light thrown on her frenemy Kanye. But, honestly, I can’t get too mad at her. She’s young-ish and likes drama. These are her “crimes?” Meh… However, if you make a stack of all the offenses of the K-klan it would risk toppling and smashing us all. The mere fact that this “rivalry” pits Taylor against the Ks makes me lean more to the TS side, by default. The Ks just leave such a bad taste in my mouth and I can’t get behind anything they do. Exhibit K: SMH…

  100. Jeanette says:

    But she also clarified that statement in June

    “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 bitch’ 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 being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”

    I dont see what people are thinking Kim got over on Taylor except a felony.

    • K.C. says:

      Honestly, after rereading that statement for the first time in a while, I’m not sure what any of this hoopla is about anymore.

      Is this all because she dragged him in her Grammy speech, and now they’re firing back (months later to promote KUWTK)? I need to track down a timeline of all this nonsense, but basically she’s only guilty of lies of omission—”Kanye West ALSO asked her” indicates that the main conversation was indeed about the song—maybe not for APPROVAL, but to give her a heads up (also true, because of semantics). It also seems correct that she never heard the b**** line, at least not in Kim’s Snapchat of the conversation. So, crafty lies of omission. It reveals a lot that she stomped on Kanye after seemingly approving of him taking credit for her fame (from his perspective), but she didn’t outright lie in that statement. She may have lied in previous ones, I can’t keep track. But that was all truth. They’ve exposed nada based on that statement. Taylor’s butt is well covered in that clarification.

      • Jeanette says:

        I see your point. I gotta point out tho, when someone puts me on the spot, ill agree and placate just to get them off my back. The whole converstation is just too bizarre to comprehend. Hey I want to say this about you in a song the world will hear, isnt this brilliant…
        Bish I made you famous, Bish I might still sleep with you..
        Umm yeah Kanye you are a regular Shakespeare??

    • bonzo says:

      “Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”

      There she goes playing the victim card again when Taylor’s the one that slammed Kanye at the Grammys with that grandiose speech, indicating she had a problem with the line about him making her famous.

      She deserved to be called out for her hypocrisy. Just because Kimye act despicably doesn’t mean Taylor’s off the hook.

      • Jeanette says:

        So how is telling fans to not let others take away from their individual successes slamming him? I mean if the shoe fits…

  101. Jeanette says:

    These two barely know each other, and the reason they do is because he interrupted her speech to tell everyone she didnt deserve the award she was receiving.

    That said, can you imagine how awkward this phone conversation was?

    Try this on for size Taylor, I still might fuck you.

    Her response was supposed to be what? She was trying to be nice I am sure..and then after to the squad..You will not believe what this idgit just said to me….

    No Kim sell it somewhere else.

    • Kate says:

      Her response, if she weren’t comfortable with it, should have been just that. “Hey, you know, I’m not really comfortable with this idea.”

      • Jeanette says:

        How many times do we get put on the spot and think later…”Man! I should have said ….”

  102. Robino! says:

    Now that Taylor has come out to say she okay’d the line about him sleeping with her but not the “that b*tch” line, I secretly hope Kim deliberately kept that part out so she could come back later and post that part. Double Double caught in a lie. I know that probably won’t happen….but I can secretly hope.

    Gotta say all the memes and tweets about Tom now are pretty funny.

    • me says:

      Yeah like Kim has never told a lie. This will come back to bite Kim in the ass…just watch. Her and Kanye are so obsessed with Taylor because Taylor keeps them in the news.

    • K.C. says:

      I’m guessing that after KNOWING there is video proof Kim is willing to release, Taylor wouldn’t spin more lies. That would be stupid.

  103. Jade says:

    I honestly cannot believe how many people are defending Kim and Kanye . The words in his lyrics should be embarrassing to Kim . She sis using all of this for more publicity which in itself is pretty gross . Has everyone forgotten that just a few short weeks ago Kanye claimed that he had nude pics of a bunch of people that he used in his video ? Come to find out he was obsessively having wax figures made . I don’t even believe the supposed “receipts” Kim has because they’re extremely choppy . I just think this whole thing is stupid and I don’t particularly care for any of the people involved .

    • me says:

      I agree. We need to remember we are talking about the Kardashians here. They themselves are known liars. I just think people don’t like Taylor Swift so they are taking Kim’s side on this. The funny thing is Kim is being called a “hero”. I mean really? All she did was post videos that Kanye recorded. Videos, that are choppy and edited. I can bet any money if we replaced Beyonce with Taylor Swift, people would be attacking Kim and Kanye right now instead.

      • Colette says:

        I don’t care about Kim.I am just happy that Taylor is being exposed for the shady,passive aggressive,person she is.I don’t care about Calvin Harris but I was happy when he dragged her ass a few days ago.

  104. Keaton says:

    The tape suggests Taylor heard the “I made her famous” line but there’s no evidence Kanye used the word bitch. However, I’m not buying that she was A-OK and then flipped 180 degrees due to that one word. So I’m guessing one of these three things must have happened:
    1) After getting off the phone and mulling it over she changed her mind. The more she thought about it the more his lyrics offended her. Or perhaps after she actually HEARD the song she changed her mind. In that case she should have called him up and told him her change of heart.
    2) She was never REALLY OK with the lyrics but she tried to act cool and over accommodating. The way she over praises Kanye for taking the time to call her up makes me think this is a real possibility. Once again, she should have woman’d up and told him.
    3) After the song was released she noticed the outrage on her behalf and tried to exploit it. Hopefully 3) isn’t true because that’s cold blooded. 1) & 2) are understandable and human reactions but 3) isn’t.
    Just my two cents

    • K.C. says:

      I think these really well thought-out, reasonable theories. I agree that options 1 and 2 would be human (her fault for not speaking up sooner, but human nonetheless), while option 3 is…alarming.

      Though I have to say, she sounded pretty genuine on the phone in a way that leads me to believe 1 or 2 are the more plausible options. She sounded like she trusted it would be a cool idea at first and was game for it, but then perhaps after thinking it over/talking to her family/team, realized it wasn’t so great after all. Which is normal, and happens all the time. But in any case, it wasn’t right for her to imply in her speech he wrote it without her knowledge. Someone said that Kanye’s people clarified that the lyrics DID change after he spoke with her, but I don’t know if that’s true.

      At the end of the day, all three of them need to grow up and let it go. Kanye used Taylor to write a controversial line, Taylor used Kanye to build up her girl power image, and Kim used both of them to get better ratings. None of this is a good look, and no one should be praised.

    • bonzo says:

      I think any one of those theories is possible. #1 and #2 are understandable if afterwards she realized she wasn’t ok with what he’d written. She should have contacted him right away and told him so. #3 would be downright mean. She handled it poorly at the Grammys.

      Makes me glad I don’t have people in my life that would a) write that kind of misogynistic sh!t and have the audacity to ask me to approve it or b) do an about face and slam me publicly without talking to me in private first. I wouldn’t want to know any one of them.

    • Kate says:

      It’s the third option.

      Kanye called her up and asked for input and approval. He’s really nice to her on the phone, tells her he wants to be friends and wouldn’t want to do anything to disrupt that. If she had a problem, she could have called him and said so. Instead she blindsided him very publicly. She’s allowed to be offended, but there was no reason for her to call Kanye out without trying to resolve it with him first.

      Plus her Grammy’s speech wasn’t about being called a bitch, it was about Kanye taking credit for her career. Yet she was almost giddy over the ‘made her famous’ line and insistent that Kanye should use it.

  105. jb10038 says:

    I’m sorry, I’m stuck on Taylor’s “I’m in debt” statement. I’m not shocked and I’m glad they had the foresight to record this conversation.

    • Tara says:

      Are we sure that part of the transcript is Taylor and not Kanye? I also can’t picture her saying she has “concepts.”

  106. Veronica says:

    There’s wiggle room here where the interpretation of how her intent is meant. I can see her being angry about the bitch line not just for the use of the derogative but the implication that her career wasn’t her own. This being said, what she DOES deserve criticism on is how she portrayed Kanye in the resulting fallout. Stating that she felt he took a mile when she offered an inch or that she felt hurt by what he ultimately chose to use is one thing, but the implication with her later statements is that he was completely apathetic to her feelings…which this does not show. This suggests a certain amount of empathy and consideration on his part, which is really where I think she deserved to be called out.

    *shrugs* At the end of the day, she’ll be fine if she keeps quiet for a bit before returning. People with her wealth and industry power never really lose, you know?

  107. Cat says:

    I find Taylor Swift overexposed and highly annoying but my annoyance and disgust for the Kardashians is on a whole other level (talentless fame whores), after what Khloe tweeted yesterday regarding Chloe Moretz (a pic she clearly knew was not CM) I just can’t. They are vile and anyone spending any money on any of their products needs their brain checked.

  108. Rebecca says:

    In a statement to the press, [Taylor’s] team said the lyrics were inappropriate, noting, “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.”

    If Taylor Swift approved this, it does make her a liar, correct? Am I missing something?

  109. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Well, with all the volatility in the world today whether it’s Nice, France or Istanbul, Turkey it brings a type of relief to be interested in Taylor Swift’s integrity or lack thereof! Having read the transcripts, watched the video, followed the Calvin-to-Tom saga, I have to say I’m FIRMLY in Taylor Swift’s camp. Let’s start first with Calvin – he is and was not a supportive partner (which has also been shown to be the case in his previous relationships, he seems to have a BIG issue with female empowerment). I think trust for Taylor was broken when he refused to accompany her to awards ceremonies because his precious ego couldn’t take it. Next – Kanye West is mentally ill and personally I think it IS worse to suggest that he “made her” than that he slept with or wanted to sleep with her – the latter can be taken as some sort of back-handed compliment, but the former … to tell the world that he “made that bitch” when, I’m sorry, she works her socks off, has written a heck of a lot of songs and consistently puts out more successful concert tours not to mention rolls out more number 1 hits than he can ever dream of, on what planet does this misogynist reside? As for Kim weighing in NOW, whatever. She is made up of media flotsam and jetsam with her 15 minutes long over, but fair play to her to managing to keep herself in the public eye. Taylor Swift plays the media, of course she does, but it’s a pretty manipulative place out there and she manages to come out fighting every time. I for one like her and hope it works out with Tom.

  110. Naomipaige says:

    As far as I’m concerned, they are all a bunch of dopes. I cannot stand K & K, and I just lost major respect for Taylor. Getting involved with K & K is like making a deal with the devil.

  111. AG-UK says:

    KK, KW and TS irritate me to no end but from the original interview KK did say they record everything in his sessions and don’t just stop when people are on the phone so I think not only she heard but anyone in the recording session heard the conversation as well. They all need to go away for a year and stay away from social media 🙂 I know in this day and age and at their AGE it’s not happening.

  112. bliss says:


  113. Idon'tCare says:

    I think Kanye is obsessed with Taylor. Maybe Kim should pull her head out of her enormous ass and take a look around.

  114. VV007 says:

    Kanye should have taken note when Tina and Amy tried to ‘f–k’ with Taylor a few years back. This girl cannot take a joke at her expense.

    That said, she did herself no favours getting on the Grammy stage and grand standing the way she did. She set herself up for this moment by getting too high and mighty in her victim schtick.

    Maybe now she’ll learn to stop making songs about other people, too! One can hope they both stop making music for a while ugh.