Taylor Swift knew about Kanye West's lyrics in 'Famous' and Kim Kardashian has the video to prove it.
UPDATE 12:49 AM: Taylor has responded (see at bottom).
Forget Hiddleswift truthers, forget Calvin Harris, even forget Katy Perry: the original Taylor Swift beef, the eternal cultural wound left over from Kanye West interrupting her at the Grammys, has just opened anew. It's Kim Kardashian West, however, who started this round with a bang: a series of Snapchat videos of Kanye West on the phone with Swift discussing the lyrics to his then-upcoming single, "Famous."
Here is the entire conversation Taylor & Kanye had, judge for yourself. pic.twitter.com/InTjvPGKe3— ShadyPopMusic (@ShadyPopMusic) July 18, 2016
In celebrity feud land, it's extremely rare for someone to drop hard video proof of their side of the argument, but Kardashian's video contradicts much of Swift's public response to the song and the controversy that erupted over Kanye's lyrics:
For all my Southside niggas that know me best
I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn)
I made that bitch famous
When Kanye received an inevitable backlash, he defended himself in a Twitter rant. West said he and Taylor had talked over the lyrics, and that she had even tweaked them with him.
3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016