Reality Television star Kim Kardashian recently took to social media to jump to her husband Kanye West’s defence by posting videos proving that Taylor Swift gave him permission to rap about her on infamous The Life of Pablo single “Famous.”
These are the particular lines from the song which has led to a feud between the three: “For all my Southside niggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous.”
Kardashian posted the video on Snapchat and also sent out a tweet drawing attention to this particular conflict between Swift and West which also became the plotline of a episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the American reality television series that revolves around personal and professional lives of the Kardashian family.
The footage posted on Snapchat shows West taking permission from Swift to use a version of the line and Swift happily granting him and thanking him for taking approval. Although it’s still unclear whether Swift knew of the final version of the line.
do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2016
Here is the entire conversation Taylor & Kanye had, judge for yourself. pic.twitter.com/InTjvPGKe3— ShadyPopMusic (@ShadyPopMusic) July 18, 2016
The cold war between West and Swift broke out after West released “Famous” and the rest of The Life of Pablo in February, and Swift in a statement criticised West and claimed that the song was misogynistic. In turn, West had sent out a series of tweets falsifying her claims.
First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
4th Bitch is an endearing term in hip hop like the word Nigga— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea… it’s actually something Taylor came up with …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
6th Stop trying to demonize real artist Stop trying to compromise art— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
7th I miss that feeling so that’s what I want to help restore— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
8th They want to control us with money and perception and mute the culture— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
Recently, Kim had confirmed that the aforementioned conversation between West and Swift had been caught on camera but blocked by Swift’s legal team, says a report in theverge.com.
In the latest update regarding this controversy, Swift has now hit back at the reality TV star by posting a reply on her Instagram handle.