Kardashian Leaks Call, Reignites Taylor, Kanye Feud

Swift says she wasn't lying about reaction to 'bitch' lyric
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 18, 2016 4:01 AM CDT
Updated Jul 18, 2016 5:55 AM CDT
Leaked Call Reignites Taylor, Kanye Feud
Taylor Swift accepts the BMI Taylor Swift Award at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards earlier this year.   (Chris Pizzello)

It's Taylor vs. Kanye, part 242, with a dash of Kim Kardashian. West's famous wife stirred the pot of beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Sunday, when on Snapchat, she posted video of a phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his song "Famous," in which he rapped: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why? I made that bitch famous," the AP reports. Upon its release in February, West was condemned by many for the line. He insisted that Swift had given her blessing, but she denied ever hearing the lyric. On Twitter on Sunday, Kardashian teased: "Do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should ;-)" Then, she unleashed a series of Snapchat videos that threatened to break the Internet. On them, a smiling West tells Swift that he's working on a song and wants to use the lyric: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."

In response, Swift is heard saying she worries about overexposure, but West says the lyric would be good exposure. In the end, she appears to give her blessing. "It's like a compliment," she says. "I really appreciate you telling me about it, that's really nice." Many on social media took glee in the leaked audio recordings on Sunday, and suggested that it proved Swift had lied. But in an Instagram post, Swift said that the audio actually proved that she had never approved the use of the word "bitch." "Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that bitch' in his song? It doesn't exist because it never happened. You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called 'that bitch' in front of the entire world." (Tom Hiddleston has spoken out about his relationship with Swift.)

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