Kim Kardashian has taken aim at Taylor Swift over husband Kanye West’s controversial single, “Famous.” Apparently, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is backing her husband’s claims about Taylor being aware of the seemingly offensive lyrics. In most cases, the claims are made from inside sources close to the celebrities involved in public feuds, but this time, Kim Kardashian has spoken out about the whole debacle herself.
During an interview with GQ magazine, Kim Kardashian was asked about her husband’s ongoing feud with Taylor Swift. Like Kanye West has argued in the past, Kim Kardashian also claims Taylor Swift was well aware of the lyrics before the track was released. Kim also claims there’s audio proof of the conversation Kanye had with Taylor about the song, according to Radar Online. So, Kim Kardashian is setting the record straight to clear her husband’s name.
“She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t,” Kim told GQ. “[She] totally approved that [line in the song about Swift]…. I swear, my husband gets so much s**t for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved. What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?”
— Complex (@ComplexMag) June 16, 2016
“Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew,” the reality star continued. “I mean, he’s called me a b***h in songs. That’s just, like, what they say. I never once think, [gasping] ‘What a derogatory word! How dare he?’ Not in a million years. I don’t know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden.”
Kanye West has quite a reputation of being a ticking time bomb, but Kim Kardashian claims he’s not as bad as the media makes him seem. In the case of the “Famous” track, Kim insists he actually followed protocol to make sure she’d approve of his words in an effort not to offend her.
— E! News (@enews) June 16, 2016
For those who missed it, Kanye West’s “Famous” feud with Taylor Swift began almost immediately after he premiered the album at the Yeezy Season 3 Fashion Show that was held at Madison Square Garden in New York back in February. Kim Kardashian and the rest of her family wholeheartedly supported Kanye’s efforts, the media and Taylor Swift fans wasted no time scrutinizing The Life Of Pablo rapper. Then, Taylor Swift’s Grammy acceptance speech also added fuel to the fire.
“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. 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, you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there.”
In the hit single “Famous,” Kanye went straight for the jugular in the first verse with a seemingly misogynistic reference toward Taylor Swift.
“I feel like me and Taylor might have sex. Why? I made that b*tch famous.”
Disclaimer: This video contains explicit lyrics that may be offensive to some views.
As expected, the media attacked Kanye for the offensive lyrics and the Yeezus rapper fired back via Twitter. Like his wife, Kim Kardashian, Kanye claims Taylor was well aware of the lyrics despite what she’s said. Even if Kim and Kanye are telling the truth, Taylor Swift fans are skeptical because Kanye has taken aim at Taylor before.
Kanye’s last epic failure took place during 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. When Taylor Swift won Best Female Video, Kanye wanted the world to know he felt Taylor didn’t deserve the award, according to MTV News. So, he took the stage, interrupted Taylor’s speech and dissed her on national television by saying Beyonce had the better video despite her win.
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