A new piece of evidence has been brought to the table four years after Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s feud began over his “Famous” lyrics, reopening the case between the two.
A video of their phone conversation about the song was leaked in its entirety on the internet on Friday, and it appears to provide new insight into the situation that led to Swift’s year-long disappearance from the public eye and social media.
Kanye West released his latest album, Yeezus, in April of 2016 “”I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why?” he raps on “Famous.” That scumbag became famous as a result of my efforts.” Swift quickly slammed the song for being disrespectful and misogynistic in its lyrics. Kanye and his wife, Kim Kardashian, fought back, claiming Swift approved the lines before the single was released and proving it with a Snapchat video of their call with Swift.
Taylor, on the other hand, claimed that she had not heard the song in its entirety, telling fans on social media: “You can’t ‘approve’ a song until you’ve heard it… It’s a character assassination to be falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full storey or played any part of the song.” Meanwhile, a new video making the rounds on Twitter today appears to back up Swift’s version of events.
Kanye asks Taylor to promote the song on her own social media accounts at the start of the call. Taylor is perplexed as to why he requires her assistance. “It’s happening because it has a very controversial line about you at the beginning of the song,” Kanye explains, assuring her that the track is “so dope.”
Kanye West’s “Famous” full Call Leaked gone viral
— Taylor Swift India (@SwiftiesIndia13) March 21, 2020