Kim Kardashian-West, the protective lioness that she is, has gone in to bat for her husband Kanye West on the now age-old Taylor Swift lyric drama.
After Ye released the track ‘Famous’ from his latest album ‘The Life of Pablo’, the world went absolutely bloody nuts over one of his opening lyrics:
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,
Why? I made that bitch famous. I made that bitch famous.”
Taylor denounced the lyric, and referenced it during her Grammy’s acceptance speech, urging other women to never allow someone else to undercut and take credit for their hard work.
However, Yeezy has always defended his choice to include the lyric, saying T-Swift knew about it and she and her management approved its usage.
Now, in a tell-all interview with GQ (we told you about the v v v NSFW photoshoot it accompanies yesterday), Kim has spoken out about the lyric, saying that there’s video evidence that Taylor approved it.
“She totally approved that. She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t.
I swear, my husband gets so much shit for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.
What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?”
The author of the GQ piece, Caity Weaver, said that Kim started speaking ‘faster and more animatedly’ about this, implying that she was legitimately irritated by this.
“[She] totally gave the okay. Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he’s called me a bitch in his songs. That’s just, like, what they say. I never once think, [gasping] ‘What a derogatory word! How dare he?’ Not in a million years.
I don’t know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden.…
It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, ‘When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I’m so against this, and I’ll just laugh and say, ‘The joke’s on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.’
And I’m like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again.”
Kim also spoke about how Kanye commissions videographers to film everything in the creation of his albums, ‘for posterity (and possibly, one day, a documentary)’. But she says Taylor‘s representation and legal team requested for the footage of the phone call to be deleted.
After being asked if Kanye and Taylor ever got in touch after all of this went down, Kim said:
“Maybe an attorney’s letter she sent saying, ‘Don’t ever let that footage come out of me saying that. Destroy it.’”