Kanye West has been in the news a lot recently and most of it is not good news. From going full meltdown on Twitter to starting feuds with other celebrities, it seems like the pressures of being famous were finally getting to Kanye. But, one of the most controversial was when Kanye released his song “Famous” earlier this year. Sure rap songs can be controversial but “Famous” is controversial because it targets a certain celebrity that is honestly one of the most loved individuals in the music industry.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous.”
That line is lifted straight from the verse of “Famous.” Fans and critics alike blasted Kanye for the lyrics that both demean Taylor Swift and possibly women everywhere. Earlier this year, Swift’s people publicly said that the specific lyrics were not discussed between Swift and West beforehand, the only conversation was Kanye asking Swift to promote the song on her social media platforms. Swift denied anything that was remotely close to permission or approval of the song.
Of course, the hype died down and Kanye was made to be the bad guy because who could hate Taytay? Her fans are some of the most dedicated you’ll find not only in the music industry but anywhere in pop culture. Now, new footage was released on Snapchat by none other than Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian. The footage is of partial conversation between Kanye and Taylor and it sounds a lot like approval to us.
Kanye West on the phone with Taylor Swift: “You still got the Nashville number?”
Taylor Swift: “I still have the Nashville umm area code, but I had to change it.”
Kanye West reads the “Famous” lyric: “To all my southside n—-s 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 I think this a really cool thing to have.”
Taylor Swift: “I know, I mean it’s like a compliment, kind of.”
Kanye West: “All I give a f–k about is you as a person and as a friend, I want things that make you feel good. ”
Taylor Swift: “That’s sweet.”
Kanye West: “I don’t want to do rap that makes people feel bad.”
Taylor Swift: “Umm, 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: “Oh yeah, I just had a responsibility to you as a friend you know, and I mean thanks for being so cool about it.”
Taylor Swift: “Aw thanks. Um yeah I really appreciate it, like the heads up is so nice. [inaudible] Even asking or seeing if I would be okay with it and I just really appreciate it. Like I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs.”
Kanye West: “It’s pretty crazy.”
Taylor Swift: “And then the flowers that you sent me, I like Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s like the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7”
Taylor Swift: “I don’t think anyone would listen to that and be like that’s a real diss she must be crying. You’ve gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. You honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter that 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: “I might be in debt, but I can make these things happen. I have the ideas to do it and I create these things and concepts. I’m always going to respect you. I’m really glad that you have the respect to call me and tell me that as a friend about the song. It’s a really cool thing to do and a really good show of friendship so thank you.”
Kanye West: “Thank you, too.”
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. Jokes on you guys, We’re fine.’
You guys want to call this a feud; you want to call this throwing shade but right after the song comes out I’m going to be on a Grammys red carpet and they’re going to ask me about it and I’ll be like, ‘He called me.’ It’s awesome that you’re so outspoken about this and be like, ‘Yeah, she does. It made her famous.’ Its more provocative to say ‘might still have sex…’ It’s doesn’t matter to me. There’s not like one [line] that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.”
Now things might take a legal turn. Both Kanye and Kim might get sued over the release of the video. Swift’s people call it “character assassination” and a huge hit toward her reputation. We’ll see what happens but it doesn’t look like anyone is in the right, here.