Us Weekly: Kim Kardashian & Kanye ‘hope that Taylor can move on’

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Last year, in the midst of Kim Kardashian’s Dropping of the Receipts, I often said that I sort of admired the way Kim Kardashian defended her husband. Since I covered all of those stories, I remember how it went: Taylor assumed an air of public victimhood, and aired her grievances with Kanye at the Grammys. Kanye was, at that time, maintaining that he had always checked in with Taylor about using her name in “Famous,” but few people believed him, especially when Taylor was performing her victimhood again. Kanye was prepared to let it drop – I believed he didn’t want to get into it with Taylor again. Kim was not prepared to let it drop. She waited, figuring out how she wanted to do it, then released the Snapchats in the middle of the summer just as Taylor’s relationship with Tom Hiddleston was becoming massively overexposed. That was always my take on it: that Kim created the plot to expose Taylor as a snake, and Kim did it as a way of protecting and defending Kanye.

I bring up The Receipts of 2016 as an example of Kim’s power to completely change someone else’s narrative. Kim figured out how she was going to do it and created a plan and that plan worked. It was a brilliant strategy, as we can still see, because Taylor Swift is still so pissed off about it. But is it possible that Kim might have won the battle but lost the war? I ask because I’m not enjoying Team Kimye’s leaks to TMZ, People Magazine and now Us Weekly. Team Kimye told TMZ that they don’t give a f–k about Taylor. They told People that Taylor’s pettiness is “pathetic.” And now this:

They’d like to be excluded from this narrative. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have moved past their feud with Taylor Swift, an insider tells Us Weekly. The pop superstar, 27, added fuel to the fire when she debuted her “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, which includes several pointed references to her squabble with Kimye, at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 27.

“Kim and Kanye are not concerned or interested in dredging up the situation with Taylor and hope that Taylor can move on,” the source tells Us. “Kim and Kanye haven’t even been thinking about it and have moved on.”

The couple have had a lot going on in the last year, including Kardashian’s terrifying Paris robbery and the rapper’s hospitalization for extreme exhaustion. “Kim and Kanye have been through a lot of real life situations in the last year, so Taylor Swift’s music video is not on their radar,” the insider adds.

[From Us Weekly]

I mean… it’s wonderfully bitchy, but I also feel like we can’t keep doing this. We can’t keep hearing from unnamed sources that Kim and Kanye are over it and ignoring Taylor, because clearly they are not. The power of Kim’s Receipts was that she put her name on it. She authored the plot, the scheme, the takedown. Kim didn’t care about her own “reputation” and she didn’t care if all of the little Swift stans came after her. That’s what is needed now – Kim coming out and actually saying something. Even if she just shrugs and says “I don’t know her,” that will be better than these unnamed sources talking about how Kim and Kanye don’t care.

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  1. HelloSunshine says:

    Lol I’m loving that they care so little that they’ve had three sources run out this week to talk about it 🙄 Idk why they wouldn’t have anticipated this coming, Taylor plays the long game when it comes to this kind of stuff and consistently churns out hits so people were definitely going to talk about Kim and Ye, even if Taylor didn’t directly say their names.

    • V4Real says:

      3 sources, yep.
      But I think Kim and Kanye were done with it. Kim dropped the receipts on Taylor and kept it moving. They didn’t speak anymore about Taylor until now when she pulled them back in.

      • UmYeah says:

        If someone claimed they were the reason i was successful i wouldnt let it go either, i would burn the perverbal house down.

      • Mar says:

        Give me a break. You can’t get away from calling someone a biatch and saying you made them famous when that particular person worked her ass off to get where she is with raw talent. She was that important to sing about and insult……

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        It’s possible that Kim was done with it because she’s had some life-changing events after that. However, you can’t do something big and expect the other side will not respond. That’s why we have these endless feuds, they all desperately try to have the last word. If she really wants it all to finally go away, here’s her chance. Shut up and never mention Taylor again. But as we see here, that’s not going to happen.

      • Enough Already says:

        Worked her ass off? Raw talent? Is this sarcasm? Kanye didn’t make Taylor famous but let’s not kid ourselves here. She was a nominally talented country princess whose parents bought her career for her. The pure as snow, crinkly haired Nashville schtick would have run out of gas pretty soon had not one of the Jonas brothers been dragged for breaking up with her via text message. That clicked her up a few notches and she coasted on that and her tween base, not talent. Kanye’s mic snatch sent her profile into the PR stratosphere. She knows it, Kanye knows it and we know it.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @EA Preach it. Truth is truth.

      • Enough Already says:

        The truth is always in the middle, isn’t it? I admire how smart and creative Swift and her team have been but Kanye dipped her tipping point in gold and hand delivered it to her that night. After that she was the flaxen haired china doll that every Southern fried fan wanted to protect from the sweaty black rapper in a leather vest. Some of the racial backlash against Kanye was truly frightening, especially on a lot of country music sites yet Taylor did nothing to condemn it. Her curls got blonder, her lips got redder and she aw-shucks and baked her way right into Murrica’s heart. Moving to NYC and going pop was a gamble but she played it just right, she became good old Mary Tyler Moore, wide-eyed in the big city. But don’t worry guys, I still put on my kitten pj’s and bake. Meanwhile her A-level social media thugs are saying that it’s not the first time a Kardashian has let a black guy hurt a blonde white woman. I couldn’t make this vomit inducing stuff up if I wanted to so yeah, Taylor and her pop up fame origin story can have a seat.

      • Imqrious2 says:

        Yeah, no…I don’t count these receipts as complete authentic recordings. Put out the ENTIRE UNEDITED call, and then we can talk

    • bluhare says:

      This is probably the first and last time I will defend Kim Kardashian but has it occurred to anyone that reporters called to find out their reaction to Taylor’s song/campaign, whatever? I could well believe they are over it, and are now being pulled back in.

      • swak says:

        And the best response to that would be “No comment” or “We have nothing to say about it” and politely tell them goodbye and hang up (or walk away).

      • bluhare says:

        No Comment makes them sound worse. Ignoring the requests would be best.

    • Impy says:

      Taylor is disgusting. She is in a bath tub with diamonds in her video. Mocking what Kim went through. She’s sick in the head.

      • PamelaJudy says:

        Not to get overly defensive of Taylor but I believe that scene refers to some comment she made in the past where people think she bathes in diamonds or something. I’m paraphrasing a bit here but that’s the general gist.

      • The Original G says:

        I too, took that as a reference to Kim’s burglary incident. I can’t imagine anyone conversant with gossip wouldn’t.

  2. Meryl says:

    I can’t get mad about them leaking stuff like this, when it’s exactly how Taylor played it with both Kim and Katy. She wanted to be “over it” and “excluded” until it was her turn to make money off it.

    • Juliaoc says:

      “She wanted to be ‘over it’ and ‘excluded’until it was her turn to make money off it.”

      That’s a really good point!

  3. Nancy says:

    One has nothing to do with the other but…..if anyone can be hateful or ungrateful at this moment in time just to wake up and shower and eat, while those in Texas only have that as a memory, they need to check themselves. This is all petty nonsense and they need to focus on their own lives and families and stop being spoiled privileged children.

    • RedOnTheHead says:

      Nancy, best comment on this crap and so spot on. What’s going on in Houston and the rest of the areas affected by Harvey is just so awful and heartbreaking. So many people and animals suffering from somethey had no control over. It brings me to tears every single time I read an update or new story.

      And then we have these idiots. I wish someone would just drop the three of them off in the middle of the hurricane ravaged areas to fend from themselves. Harsh, I know. But then maybe they would understand what a real problem is.

  4. Aerohead21 says:

    Seriously, no one else wonders if these guys are working together to keep tongues wagging and make a buck?

    Brilliant. It’s easy money.

    On the chance they aren’t working together on this, it is also back tracking to let sources talk instead of putting your own name on it when once before you openly did put your name on it. We know it’s you Kim and no one blames you for protecting your family. I’d have done the same.

    • Millenial says:

      Yup. This right here. They are both using this to make money and keep their names relevant.

    • QueenElisabeth says:

      I’ve thought it was a work from the beginning. They are laughing all the way to the bank

    • bluhare says:

      I’ve wondered that too tbh.

    • Lightpurple says:

      All 3 are using it and Kim was promoting her TV show, not avenging some slight against her family from 6 months earlier

    • Velvet Elvis says:

      While I don’t believe there’s any kind of coordination or plan between the three of them, I do think they all love this continuing drama because it keeps their names on everyone’s tongue. That gets them clicks and helps them stay relevant. Especially beneficial for Kim, who’s entire career is based on publicity. Feuding for fame has been going on with celebrities since the dawn of time.

  5. RBC says:

    Ever been in a situation where you are dealing with someone being totally unreasonable or worse shouting at you and you remain calm? The calmer you remain, the more angry and frustrated the other person gets, ultimately the other person ends up looking like a fool.
    It is almost like what Kimye is doing with Taylor, like they staying calm and not getting upset. They are almost a little too “calm”. Something is brewing within the Kardashian camp

    • Nicole says:

      Exactly. Its what you are supposed to do when a child throws a tantrum. You ignore it. Because giving attention is reinforcement of behavior.

      • Beth says:

        When my teenaged nephew picks on and annoys his little brother, I tell the young one just to ignore him. If the pain in the ass person gets no attention, they’ll get bored and stop

      • Tiffany :) says:

        They can try to ignore it…but the song and video just broke all kinds of records. They can’t control “the narrative” when tens of millions of people are watching the next chapter created by someone else.

      • Nicole says:

        Actually they can. Because taylor thrives on attention not giving her any works. So taylor broke a record…so? That’s not what the song was for. The song was to get a reaction. They aren’t giving her much of one…that will burn taylor more than anything

    • lightpurple says:

      They are not staying calm. If they were, they wouldn’t have had three articles in three different magazines within three days about how calm they are. There would be nothing at all.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Exactly, lightpurple. They “don’t even think about her”, either. Now, where did I put my Bullshit Button…?

    • Izzy says:

      ITA, and those little “clues” in that rot of a video that are pretty much digs at Kimye are so freaking immature. It’s great that you’re dropping the sweet act, Tay-Tay, but you just look like an ahole and a number of your current fans will figure that out.

  6. Shambles says:

    Eh, this was always going to happen.

    Taylor re-ignites this dumpster fire with a new album, there’s lots of back and forth, everyone makes lots of money. Standard issue.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Taylor will make a lot of money with sales of her album, t shirts and an upcoming world tour. Kim and Kanye are only getting media exposure, which will not necessarily translate into cold hard cash. Well, maybe Kim will have a video game designed where she fights Taylor or something. I shouldn’t give her any ideas.

      • Anatha says:

        Kim makes millions with every social media post. Only based on her followers and how much media exposure she gets. She is profitting from this. Everytime someone clicks on any of her accounts to check whether a new post is shading Taylor, she’ll gett a nice check.

      • Loopy says:

        Doesnt Kim only make money if she is endorsing something?

      • Lady D says:

        Only getting media exposure has made every female Kardashian a millionaire many times over.

      • Lolo86lf says:

        It isn’t fair that the Kardashian famewhores make millions just by getting media exposure. No wonder she does those obscene photo shoots where her body is exposed for the world to see. I blame the American culture for this.

  7. A Croatian says:

    I believe they really don’t care and they are ignoring it, but people keep asking, and when they say they don’t care, it seems like they do care because they are saying something about it.
    It’s true, if you don’t care, ignore it, but after a million times somebody asks you just wish thr questions would stop.
    To be honest, Kim K became ever more likeable to me when that petty LWYMMD video came out.

    • iris west-allen says:

      Kimye really care.

      The Swifties or whatever they call themselves are mobilized so Kim can’t change the narrative.

      • Lady D says:

        It’s a K-fans against the Swiftie fans, battle. I guess we’ll see who has more fans. I think TS is going to win this one.

    • @A Croation – I agree with you. I don’t think they care. I don’t think it’s them going to the outlets. I think it’s their friends around them who are saying, “They have more important things to care about.” And they do! They have a marriage, two beautiful children (and if rumors are correct a third via surrogate on the way), Kim’s robbery and Kanye’s breakdown which both happened less than a year ago, the feud with Jay Z, etc.

      Taylor Swift’s pettiness is probably waaaaaaay down on their list of things they think about.

    • Kitten says:

      What is it you like most about Kim?

      Is it her defense of notorious racist Jeffree Star?

      …her persistent co-opting of black culture?

      …her utterly vapid personality and unabashed, perpetual thirst?

      Asking for a friend.

      • A Croatian says:

        @Kitten – point taken, but I meant only in relation to Taylor.
        To me, they represent the worst in people, and I will never think of them as likeable. But if I had to pick sides, I would never choose Taylor.

  8. bap says:

    All three should move on with this Nonsense. The world has real issues to figure out then this stupidness.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      I agree. They’re all massive assholes. Team No one.

    • Kitten says:

      Yup this x 100.

      They all suck.

      • chermcherm says:

        Cosigned 100%. I don’t know if everyone has amnesia or what. Kim Kardashian loves fame and drama, that’s both how she became famous and why she married Kanye. Kanye is a narcisstic a-hole who pushed Taylor swift out of the way on stage because he felt like his opinion was more important than everyone else’s. And he’s constantly dredging up drama over his friendship with Jay z. I’m not defending Taylor either because she only uses feminism when it benefits her and capitalized on the “aggressive black male, white lady victim narrative” when that drama went down with Kanye’s song.

        All of these people are exhaustive jerks and if they want to fight it out, so be it. And don’t for a second think they don’t all LIVE for this.

  9. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    So they don’t care so much that this is their *third* statement about not caring?

    They shouldn’t have said anything because now it just looks like they care a lot.

  10. Snowflake says:

    Imo, a lot of these feuds are planned to get both parties media exposure.

  11. Megan says:

    I bet Kanye seriously regrets interrupting her at the Grammys.

    • Babs says:

      I don’t think Kanye ever regrets anything.

    • pascha says:

      Kanye didn’t interrupt her at the Grammys; he interrupted her at the MTV VMA awards. I don’t think he was right to butt in like that, but he wasn’t lying about Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ video being iconic.

      It’s funny that Taylor won that award when you considering the other competition she had in the same category. Pink, Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson were nominated for only 1 award (as was Taylor). Lady Gaga and Beyonce were nominated for 9 awards each.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    I actually kind of love it and for anything regarding that family, that’s a lot.

    They just dropped the Kardashian equivalent of “bless her heart” and while this ultimately isn’t going to put a dent in Taylor’s newest victim sleigh ride, it was a worthy shot fired.

    it’s obvious that the whole drive of this PR so far was to try and hit back at Kimye, but for them to be like, “Meh. Over it and hopefully she can get on with her life” is pretty hilarious to me. They totally undercut her.

    Like I said, Swift’s PR machine is just revving up and will be quite present in the roll out of her album, so I’m sure this slight won’t stop her fans at all, but you know that this reaction has got to be pissing her off big time. She is itching for revenge and she wants a fight and right now they’re not giving it to her. If they’re smart, they will continue to ignore her and if asked again, just push the same story – not interested.

    • iris west-allen says:

      Some of Kanyes fans are trying to trend one of his songs on Nov 10.

      PR has laid the field and people are taking the bait.

      • pascha says:

        Considering he was so devoted to his mother… what’s the likelihood of Kanye releasing a surprise track, and music video (that’s dedicated to the memory of his mother) on November 10?

    • WeAreAllMadeOfStars says:

      I agree. Kim is apathetic about this situation by now, even if she’s not about the publicity. Taylor is left to publicly stew in her own filth and it is hilarious.

  13. Katherine says:

    Receipts will still remain one great epic takedown, I don’t care if they don’t handle this current thing just as perfectly, doesn’t matter in my book. Plus, that vid will take down itself with the fan tickets mess and all

  14. Monsy says:

    As someone said before, #TeamNoOne

  15. Alissa says:

    do we know for certain that just because there’s been the three stories, that it’s actually coming from Kim?

  16. Bee says:

    Kim and Kayne have children and therefore better and more important things to dwell on. Taylor just has Taylor to dwell on. Therein, lies the difference. If her whole album is full of this attention seeking rubbish, people are going to tire of her, and quickly.

  17. hollah says:

    So Kim escalated a public feud and now suddenly is above it all when the ball is sent back her court? Hah! If she really wanted to set the record straight she would have released the entire unedited conversation, not tantalizing snaps that create speculation. She’s loving every darn second of the attention. People haven’t paid this much attention to her since the robbery.

    • Lightpurple says:

      And she would have done so immediately, not 6 months later when she had a show to promote

      • hollah says:

        Exactly, it has all been self serving. This is chapter 14 in Kim’s playbook: “Everyone, Pay Attention To Me Not Paying Attention!”

        Not that Taylor is superior. She’s just letting her petty flag fly unfettered.

  18. nikzilla says:

    I cannot believe i’m saying this but, I LOVE her style in the top image.

  19. ANOTHER DAY says:

    Are Kim, Kanye and Taylor the new Brandi, Eddie & LAR ???? In cahoots with each other in manufactured drama designed solely to stay relevant…..make some money……and be on our feeds weekly……

  20. Poop says:

    what else is KK going to say? After the robbery and meltdown, their priorities are in a different order. Kim is expanding her makeup empire. Taylor is still talking about year old events. No offense to Taylor, but if your album depends on old drama, you need to rethink your approach.

  21. Carli says:

    I feel like the “I don’t care” shrug has already happened
    I never thought I’d prefer Kim to Taylor, but I so do.

  22. Nedsdag says:

    Why mention it at all?

  23. jwoolman says:

    Oh, please. Kim wasn’t defending her husband. She was looking to jump her ratings on tv.

    If she really was trying to help her husband, she would have done so months before rather than waiting for a time when she needed a ratings boost. And she would have prioritized mediation to reconcile Swift and Kanye, since it all sounded like a huge misunderstanding between the two of them. Neither Swift nor Kanye are skilled at conflict resolution themselves.

    Instead, Kim fanned the flames and really didn’t provide “the receipts”. She provided a few 10-second snippets of a conversation that took more than an hour. She never released the full conversation. We have no idea what was surrounding those snippets or even if she doctored the snippets internally as well. Kim busied herself using every forum she could to spin the story her way. Kim has a long history of creative editing on her tv shows to rewrite history and is a pathological liar in general. There is simply no reason to trust her on this.

    • Snowflake says:

      Thank you.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Thank you, jwoolman. I think I said something similar at the time. If KK is anything, she’s a master bullschitt spinner, and even if we forget everything else, 10-second snapchats make it obvious she lifted only the bits she wanted to create those “receipts”. Not admissible.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Thank you! I’ve been saying this all along

    • Erica_V says:

      Thank you JWM! I really dislike this assertion that she “proved” Taylor lied. She proved nothing and she did it for a self serving reason.

  24. Peggy says:

    I can’t stand Kim . Honestly how this site promotes her, yet would rip open any other female who pulls half of what she had is a joke. The one time and one time only i am team swift. Kanye needs to get as far away as possible from this family.

  25. Anon33 says:

    Kanye is being counter-sued by Lloyd’s, and they’re intimating that it’s due to drug abuse in violation of his contract. So I’m thinking maybe they do have bigger things to worry about…

  26. OliviaJoy says:

    Taylor spent years “moving on.” Kanye is the one who wrote a song about her only being famous because of him, and wanting to have sex with her. But when Taylor retaliates in her own song, where she is obviously talking about them, but doesn’t say their names outright, SHE is the one who can’t move on and is manipulative. Double standard. Men can be assholes in their music and women who respond are bitter manipulators.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I completely agree, OliviaJoy.

    • Enough Already says:

      Two wrongs don’t make a right. Swift being just as much of an asshole as Kanye does nothing for feminism or patriarchy. When Taylor put that bathtub scene in her video I finally realized what a truly despicable person she is. Kim was in a situation where she thought she would never see her children and family again and that kind of horror is fodder for a takedown video? Where is this special place in hell that is reserved for women who don’t support other women?

    • Boo Peep says:

      @OliviaJoy @Annakist @JWoolMan

      Kim’s snaps revealed that Taylor was informed about the “I made her famous” lyric and thanked Kanye for running it past her. Previously Taylor said she was never contacted, and then changed her story to:

      “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.'”

      The “I made her famous” part is what Taylor objects to strongly in her VMA speech. Not the “bitch” part. So regardless of Kim’s editing, Taylor had be given notice of the famous line, which she claims never happened.

      No doubt Kanye’s lyrics are sexist. No doubt Kim selected the juiciest pieces and left out parts where Taylor may have expressed hesitation.

      But regardless of possible hesitation, Taylor ultimately remained complicit in Kanye’s decision market sexism in his song and then threw him under the bus when her audience reacted negatively (as they should have) to his misogynistic lyrics.

      You can bet that if Taylor actually said “No” somewhere in that phone call, then she would have brought up sueing Kim and Kanye for slander to the media. She would have said she said “No” and he did it anyways.

      Instead she said, “Aw thanks. Yeah, I really appreciate it, the heads up is so nice… Even asking or seeing if I’m being okay with it, I really appreciate, like I’d never had expected you to tell me about a line in your song.”

  27. loveotterly says:

    Is it weird to anyone else that they didn’t catch any of the robbers? (they didn’t right?) It’s probably true but it does seem very convenient to me. No injuries at all, great story.

  28. pascha says:

    Out of everyone involved in this Kanye vs. Taylor saga… I’m #teamBeyonce.

    Poor Bey got dragged into this drama over an MTV VMA award, and graciously gave up time during her own acceptance speech to allow Taylor to make a proper speech of her own on stage.

  29. justwastingtime says:

    Incoherent laughter. So funny. By the way, how sad that Kim demolished her face. It was a nice face. The only Kardashians that haven’t yet completely blotted out their identity are Kourtney and Kendall. Such an insane degree of self loathing.