Drama, drama, DRAMA.
Back in February, sh*t hit the fan when Kanye West dropped his “The Life of Pablo” album, and called Taylor Swift out on his track “Famous.”
In the song, Yeezy’s can be heard spitting the lyrics “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous,” which he claimed she actually gave her stamp of approval on.
At the time of the song’s release, sources directly connected with Taylor even told TMZ that “Kanye called her to explain it was a joke and wanted to make sure she wouldn’t be upset. We’re told Swift said she got the joke and gave him the thumbs up to release the song with the lyric,” reported the site.
However, Taylor argued that was NOT the case. According to TMZ, Taylor’s rep said that “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.’”
So, what happened next? In typical Yeezy fashion, Kanye stood his ground and went OFF on Twitter explaining his side of the story…
“I called Taylor and had an hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings,” Kanye explained on the social media site, before adding that, “bitch is an endearing term in hip hop like the word n****.”
Plus, Kanye even said that it was Taylor who inspired him with the lyric — “she was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him, ‘I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous!’”
But, then just days after Kanye’s twitter rant, Taylor threw some major shade at Kanye while accepting the award for “Album Of The Year” at The Grammys.
“The 26-year-old singer noted that she is the only woman in history to have won Album Of The Year twice in a thinly veiled attack against the rapper, 38, after Kanye claimed last week that he made the pop star famous,” reported the Mail Online.
“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Taylor said as she accepted her award, clearly referencing Kanye’s recent comments.
“But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you are going,” she added. “You will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”
DAMN. Taylor was NOT playing. And, if you think the drama stopped there — think again. On Sunday night (July 17), Kanye’s wifey Kim Kardashian decided to stir the pot when she took to Snapchat to release Kanye’s phone call with Taylor about the song. Yup, she really went there.
While Taylor’s publicist said that Taylor “declined and cautioned Kanye about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,” the conversation between Taylor and Kanye went a little differently according to what we heard on Kim’s Snapchats…
Kanye West: “Oh OK, dope, You still got the Nashville number.”
Taylor Swift: “I still have the Nashville um, area code but I had to change it.”
Kanye West (reading his “Famous” lyric): “For all my Southside n—as that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
Taylor Swift: “I’m like, this close to overexposure.”
Kanye West: “Oh, well this one is … I think this is a really cool thing to have.”
Taylor Swift: “I know, I mean it’s like a compliment, kind of.”
Kanye West: “What I give a f–k is about is just you as a person, and as a friend.”
Taylor Swift: “That’s sweet.”
Kanye West: “I want things that make you feel good. I don’t wanna do rap that makes people feel bad.”
Taylor Swift: “Um, yeah, I mean go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way … And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice.”
Kanye West: “Yeah, I just have a responsibility to you as a friend … Thanks for being so cool about it.”
Taylor Swift: “Well, thanks, yeah. I really appreciate it. The head’s up is so nice. … Even asking or seeing if I’d be OK with it. I just really appreciate it. I never would have expected you to, like, tell me about one of the lines in your song.
Taylor Swift: “And the flowers that you sent me, [In September 2015, the “All Day” rapper gifted Swift with a giant bouquet after she presented him with an award at the VMAs, officially putting an end to their feud after he interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 awards show.] I Instagrammed a picture of them, and it’s the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7.”
Kanye West: “Relationships are more important than punch lines, you know?”
Taylor Swift: “Yeah, I mean, I don’t think anybody would listen to that and think, like, oh that’s a real, that’s a real diss. Like, she must be crying.”
Taylor Swift: “You’ve got to tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. Like, you honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album before you did that, which is what happened, you didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine.”
Taylor Swift: “… And I have the idea to do it and I create these things and concepts. Like, I’m always gonna respect you.”
Taylor Swift: “And I’m really glad that you have the respect to call me and tell me that as a friend about the song.”
Taylor Swift: “It’s just like a really cool thing to do and a really good show of friendship so thank you.”
Taylor Swift: “And, you know, if people ask me about it, I think it would be great for me to be like, look he called me and told me the line before it came out. Joke’s on you guys, we’re fine.”
Taylor Swift: “You guys want to call this a feud, you want to call this throwing shade? But right after the song comes on I’m gonna be on a Grammy red carpet and they’re gonna ask me about it and I’m gonna be like, he called me.”
Taylor Swift: “… Are gonna be like, yeah she does, it made her famous. You know, but it’s more provocative to say like still have sex.”
Taylor Swift: “It’s not, it doesn’t matter to me. There’s not like one that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.”
After Kim released the videos of the call, Taylor took to Instagram to share a lengthy note which she captioned “that moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.”
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world. Of course I wanted to like the song. I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me that I would love the song. I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did. While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard,” her statement read. “Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination. I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
But, still, the drama didn’t stop there…
In response to Kim’s series of snaps, 19-year-old actress Chloé Grace Moretz took to Twitter, writing: “Stop wasting your voice on something so petulant and unimportant. Everyone in this industry needs to get their heads out of a hole and look around to realize what’s ACTUALLY happening in the REAL world.”
In defense of her sister, Khloé Kardashian, 32, clapped back by posting a side-by-side collage of Chloé in a red bikini next to an explicit photo of a woman in a nearly identical swimsuit, asking “Is this the a hole you’re referring to @ChloeGMoretz???”
Chloé stood up for herself by tweeting, “@khloekardashian fact check: first photo is me filming my movie Neighbors 2, the second photo is some girl who was wrongfully photographed.”
Ruby Rose also quickly came to Chloé’s defense, tweeting at Khloé “Yo Khloé I thought you were rad when I met you but this is awful and this is a 19 year old girl,” she wrote.
What do you think — will these celebs and all our their drama ever end?! Let us know in the comments!
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