Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s phone call leaks
By Mark Savage
BBC music reporter
23 March 2020
Getty Images image subtitle, The couple have had a stormy relationship since 2009 An infamous phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, which triggered a long-running feud, has leaked online. The call took place in 2016, as West sought Swift ‘s permission to mention her name in his song Famous. When the track was finally released, she objected to a lyric which referred to her as a “ gripe ” ; but West ‘s wife, Kim Kardashian posted an edit translation of the call, saying Swift had approved. The leak, however, seems to show that West omitted the offensive word. The two musicians have had a stormy kinship since 2009, when West interrupted Swift ‘s acceptance speech for best female video at the MTV Music Awards. Grabbing her microphone, West objected to the award, saying Beyonce ‘s Single Ladies television deserved the prize more than Swift ‘s You Belong With Me. “ Taylor Swift, I’mma get you finish, ” he said, in a clip that ‘s become one of music ‘s most recognizable memes, “ but Beyoncé had one of the best video of all time ! ”
Getty Images effigy subtitle, The 2009 award was Swift ‘s first Video Music Award Their relationship had thawed in the mid-2010s – but the publish of Famous prompted a major falling out, with Swift taking finical exception to West ‘s lyric, “ I made that bitch celebrated ”. Kardashian leap to her conserve ‘s defense, telling GQ Magazine that Swift “ wholly approved ” the lineage. “ She wholly knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she did n’t. I swear, my conserve gets indeed much [ criticism ] for things [ when ] he truly was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved. ” Kardashian late released an edit adaptation of that call call, triggering a wave of hatred and vitriol towards Swift, whose social media feeds were bombarded with “ snake ” emojis from people who felt she ‘d been ambidextrous .
Wait it ‘s legit National Snake Day ? ! ? ! ? They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days ! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
The BBC is not responsible for the subject of external sites .View original tweet on Twitter Swift responded with a argument saying the television did n’t tell the broad fib. “ Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch ‘ in his song ? It does n’t exist because it never happened. “ You do n’t get to control person ‘s emotional reaction to being called ‘that cunt ‘ in presence of the integral universe. “ While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the telephone call, you can not approve a birdcall you ‘ve never heard.
“ Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full fib or played any separate of the birdcall is quality assassination. ” The situation got worse when West placed a nude waxwork of Swift in the sung ‘s video. She discussed the repercussions at length in her subsequent album, Reputation, and made the snake emoji a recurring motif of her 2018 world enlistment.
‘The feminists are going to come out’
then, over the weekend, a broad 23-minute television of the West-Swift earphone call appeared on-line, and appeared to vindicate Swift ‘s bill. The rapper first describes the lyric “ I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex ”, eliciting laugh from Swift, who acknowledges the lineage is facetiously. “ I ‘m glad it ‘s not mean, ” she says. “ I decidedly think that when I ‘m asked about it, of course I ‘ll be like, ‘Yeah, I love that. I think it ‘s hilarious. ‘ But, um, I need to think about it. A large part of the conversation then focuses on an alternate version of the lyric – “ Taylor Swift might owe me sex ” – which Swift argues against. If West releases that adaptation, she says, “ the feminists are going to come out ” .
Getty Images visualize caption, West married Kim Kardashian in 2014 late, West cautiously raises the second, more contentious line. “ Okay, now what if late in the song I was besides to have said, uh… ‘I made her celebrated ? ‘ ” he asks. Swift ‘s tone notably changes as she responds ; and points out to West that she had sold millions of albums by the time he interrupted her at the MTV Awards. “ But I mean, you ‘ve got to tell the history the way that it happened to you and the way that you ‘ve experienced it, ” she adds. “ Like, you honestly did n’t know who I was before that. Like, it does n’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album [ Fearless ] before you did that, which is what happened. You did n’t know who I was before that. It ‘s ticket. ” Although the clips that have surfaced on-line are incomplete and fragmented, they seem to suggest that West never raised the idea of calling Swift “ that bitch ” in his sung. And Swift stops short-change of giving her full approval to the birdcall. “ I need to think about it, because you know, when you hear something for the first time, you equitable need to think about it. Because it is absolutely crazy. ” She besides expresses respite that the language was n’t excessively offensive. “ I thought it was going to be like, ‘That dazed, dense backbite ‘. But it ‘s not, ” says the star. In reaction, West promises to send her the song and “ the demand wording and everything about it, ” but Swift ‘s camp has always maintained the rapper never kept that commitment. It is unclear how the footage made its way on-line, but it seems to have done little to persuade die-hard fans of who was in the correct : Swift ‘s fans say she has been vindicated, while West ‘s keep her approval of the song was implicit. Neither side has commented, but both Swift and Kardashian reacted to posts by fans who were fighting their corner. Kardashian liked a tweet from a fan who wrote, “ The video showed nothing new. We all knew that. I ‘m so confused correct now ”. Swift, interim, liked respective posts on her official Tumblr account, including one that said : “ Who was telling the truth the whole time ? ” future to a photograph of the singer pointing to herself.
“ And that is how you let Karma take concern of itself, ” another fan wrote, referring to the rumor deed of her next album. Swift ‘s camp has always contended that West never followed up on his repeated vows to send her the integral song, with or without the “ that cunt ” pipeline . Follow us on Facebook , or on Twitter @ BBCNewsEnts . If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news @ bbc.co.uk .