Kim Kardashian may finally be ready to leave husband Kanye West, and according to the latest report, Taylor Swift is at the center of their drama. Kim Kardashian and West may be putting on a united front with fans on social media, but reports continue to swirl regarding the couple’s impending split, and apparently, the drama between them began when he chose to diss Swift in his new song, “Famous.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 24, 2016
Earlier this year, the rapper released “Famous” during his Yeezy Season 3 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Big Apple, and in it, he was heard talking about sleeping with Swift and claiming it was he who made her famous. Despite Swift’s impressive years-long career, West stated in his track that he was responsible for her fame after he stole the mic out of her hand during a 2009 awards show, proclaiming it was Beyonce who should have won.
“[Kim Kardashian] and pretty much the entire family are absolutely horrified over Kanye’s recent behavior,” an insider told Radar Online on March 2. “The lyrics on his album are atrocious and his attack on Taylor disgusting. [Kim Kardashian]’s now on the warpath and Kanye’s being bullied into submission.”
In addition to West’s Swift diss on his new album, The Life Of Pablo, Kim Kardashian’s husband was also caught on tape during an appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he blasted the singer for being a “fake a**.” However, a short time after the audio leaked, a West source spoke to E! News, claiming the rapper was simply frustrated about a change to his set design, and having a private conversation with his team.
“[Kim Kardashian] has actually threatened to walk out on him and said he’ll never see his kids, her or her family again unless he gets his anger under control and apologizes to everyone who’s been hurt, including Taylor,” continued the insider. “She’s sick of cleaning up after his messes and not everyone realizes it was she who orchestrated Kanye’s dinner with Taylor last year.”
Years after West stole the mic from Swift, the two were spotted during a dinner date, and around the same time, he publicly apologized to her. However, as fans can now see, his apology didn’t mean much, and within months, he was targeting Swift once again, although it remains unclear why.
“[Kim Kardashian] sees [Swift] as a powerful ally so she’s furious he’s made an enemy out of the woman who took on Apple and won,” the source added.
— OK! Magazine USA (@OKMagazine) February 29, 2016
Immediately following West’s diss, Swift stayed silent, but after being awarded with the Best Album of the Year award at February’s Grammy Awards, she appeared to lay into him quite hard, but didn’t mention him by name.
“I want to say to all the young women out there — there are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Swift said. “But if you just focus on the work, and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there.”
Since Kim Kardashian’s husband began speaking ill of Swift, several celebrities, including Ruby Rose and Jamie King, have spoken out against the rapper.
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