Over the weekend, the full phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift discussing the rapper's 'Famous' lyrics leaked online and turns out Swift was telling the truth all along. The unedited 25-minute phone call showed West asking for permission, but not for the actual lyrics that ended up in the song.
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A little background on all of this if your memory is a little foggy: In 2016, West released the song 'Famous', which was on his album Life of Pablo. In the song, West refers to Swift in two lines. One is "I made that bitch famous," and the other is "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex." According to the footage from the phone call between the two artists, that second line was originally "I feel like Taylor Swift might owe me sex."
When you listen back to the phone call, you can hear Swift saying she's fine with the original line about sex. She also tells West to "tell the story in the way that it happened to [him]" when he tells her he is going to say "I made her famous." He never appears to run the word "bitch" past her; this was the word with which she later took issue.
In the conversation, you can hear Swift specifically mention that she's glad West didn't call her a "stupid, dumb bitch" in the lyrics that he ran past her.
“I’m glad it’s not mean though," she says on the call. "It doesn’t feel mean, but like, oh my God, the build-up you gave it. I thought it was gonna be like that stupid dumb bitch, like, but it’s not." On the call, Swift also asks to hear the song.
At the time, Kim Kardashian West released footage of the phone call on Snapchat, but as the full transcript shows the couple left out crucial parts. Swift's fanbase exploded on social media with strong reactions in an attempt to clear her name. And, it appears as if Taylor's grateful for their support.
While Swift hasn't completely broken her silence on the situation, she did subtly respond to the controversy through her Tumblr likes. Just one scroll and her page reveal that she's celebrating the victory virtually with fans. The songstress favourited a "Taylor told the truth moodboard," as well as several posts about the effects of karma.
She liked another: "How I sleep at night knowing we were right all this time and now we have the receipts to prove it."
Swifties flooded Kim's Instagram account with the hashtag #TaylorSwiftToldTheTruth and accused the reality star of doctoring the original Snapchats she posted from Taylor and Kanye's call back in 2016.
Kim, for her part, liked a tweet that came to her and Kanye's defence, reading: “The video showed nothing new. We all knew that. I’m so confused right now.”
Looks like this feud just got reignited.