Taylor Swift has hit out at Kim Kardashian for releasing secretly-recorded video of her allegedly approving lyrics she publicly condemned.
Swift not only told media she had not approved Kanye West’s lyrics about her, but that she had warned him about sending a “misogynistic” message with his lyrics for the song Famous.
But grainy footage released via Kardashian’s Snapchat on Monday appeared to show Swift thanking West for running the lyrics by her, and saying they were clearly “tongue in cheek”.
While Kardashian claimed the footage as vindication for her husband, Swift slammed the pair on Instagram, saying she was being “falsely painted as a liar”.
“I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009,” she wrote.
Watch the Snapchat compilation below:
‘I made that bitch famous’
West’s song Famous included the 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.”
West was referring to when he made international headline at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he crashed Swift’s acceptance speech to announce Beyonce should have won.
When media jumped on the lyrics, West was quick to claim that Swift had approved them personally and thought they were funny.
Swift’s camp categorically denied that claim.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account,” said Swift’s representative in February.
“She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.”
If Swift’s camp is talking about the same phone call, it may have gone down differently to their account.
“Go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way,” says Swift in the footage after hearing the lyrics ‘I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex’.
“I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice.”
“And if [media] ask me about it I think it would be really great for me to be able to say, ‘Well he called me about it before it came out’, like, ‘Jokes on you guys’.”
‘I wanted to like the song’
As the grainy footage went viral, Swift took to Instagram to slam both West and Kardashian for the ongoing saga.
She noted the video did not show her approving the lyric ‘that bitch’ and that West had never played her the full song, as promised.
“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,” wrote Swift.
“You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ to the entire world.”
West’s video clip for Famous also featured a naked wax effigy of Swift lying in bed with other celebrities including George W Bush.