Cast your minds back to 2016. Kim Kardashian had just released secretly recorded audio of her husband, Kanye West, speaking to singer Taylor Swift on the phone, seemingly getting her approval for lyrics in the rapper’s song ‘Famous.’
Swift was branded a snake for denying she’d heard the song and was quickly ‘cancelled’ online with the hashtag #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty trending worldwide and Swift responding by deleting social media and disappearing from the world for a year, something she says was one of the hardest times in her life in her recent documentary, Miss Americana.
Fast-forward four years and the full video clip of West speaking to Swift has leaked, proving that Swift was telling the truth the entire time and had only heard one lyric from the song. As Swift said in a statement at the time, it appears she hadn’t approved of the most controversial part of the song at all: where West sings, “I made that b-tch famous.”
— Nathan ⭐ (@cruelsummer13th) March 21, 2020
In the clip that’s leaked, West warns Swift before saying the lyrics of the song are ‘To all my Southside n— that know me best/ I feel like Taylor Swift might owe me sex.” Swift responds with a laugh, “That’s not mean,” before saying she needs to “think about it because it is absolutely crazy.”
In the second part of the phone call, West tells Swift about his “personal debt” and Swift occasionally responds. But the word in question never seems to come up. “What if later in the song I were to have said, ‘I made her famous?'” West eventually asks.
“Well, what am I gonna do about it? It’s just kind of, like, whatever at this point. You gotta tell the story in the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it. You honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter if I sold seven million of that album before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that—it’s fine. But, um, yeah, I can’t wait to hear it.”
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Following the clip’s release, #KanyeWestIsOverParty started trending worldwide, as well as #TaylorToldTheTruth.
With all this social distancing going on, a Twitter party is the only kind we can go to.