The Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift feud has reached dizzying heights.
In a recently-released statement, Taylor Swift condemns Kim’s claims that she approved being called a “b—h” in Kanye West’s song “Famous.” To add even more confusion to the celebrity brawl, British television personality Piers Morgan has entered into the fray, accusing Kim of jealousy and calling the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star a “talentless, bird-flipping stripper.”
In the tell-all interview with GQ, Kim Kardashian revealed that Taylor Swift is lying about her claims that she was never contacted about the now-infamous line from “Famous.” The lyric shames Swift as “that b—h,” and claims the “Love Story” chanteuse is only famous because of the 2009 MTV video awards in which West interrupted Taylor as she accepted the award for Best Female Video.
“She totally approved that,” Kim Kardashian confessed in the GQ interview, adding that Taylor “totally knew that that was coming out” because Kanye West contacted her before releasing the album. In fact, according to a tweet posted by Kanye himself, he spent over an hour talking to Taylor, who thought the line was funny.
According to Kim, several people also overheard the hour-long chat between the rapper and Swift. “Rick Rubin was there,” Kardashian claims, adding that “[s]o many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew.”
But Swift’s people stand in stark opposition, claiming that Kim is, at best, completely confused, and at worst, is a total liar. Issuing a statement following the GQ article, Taylor confirmed that she “does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian, as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West.”
However, the statement continues, “that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect.” While Taylor “has never denied that [a] conversation took place” between her and West, the song lyrics were never brought up. “Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since,” the statement confirmed.
In that phone call, “Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do…West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that b***h’ in referencing her,” Swift’s people assert, adding that a song “cannot be approved if it was never heard.”
In fact, Swift only heard “Famous” for the first time “when everyone else did and was humiliated.” An assertion from Kim Kardashian that Taylor was aware of the lyrics in the song “is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone,” the statement concluded.
While the feud might have ended there, British personality Piers Morgan publicly defended Taylor in a Daily Mail Online article, writing that Kim was just jealous of the singer, who has more talent than Kim Kardashian could ever dream of having.
“Taylor Swift is everything Kim Kardashian isn’t, and it’s driving the latter mad,” Morgan wrote, adding that the “Shake It Off” singer is “living proof that sometimes the good guys, and girls, do come first.”
Taylor is “a fantastic example of what every young woman should strive to be: a true feminist whose talent, success, work ethic, behaviour and personality are all hugely positive role model messages,” Morgan concluded, but not before hurling at Kim Kardashian that she is nothing more than a “talentless, bird-flipping stripper.” Currently, there has been no response from Kim Kardashian.
What do you think? Is Kim Kardashian jealous of Taylor Swift, or is this just another celebrity feud made up for more media coverage? Leave a comment below!
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