Taylor Swift has allegedly been left feeling “horrified” and “livid” over Kanye West’s new music video for the song “Famous.”
According to reports, Taylor has seen the music video, which shows a Swift doppelgänger lying naked in bed with West alongside a slew of other nude celebrities, including West’s wife Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, Rihanna, and Chris Brown, and Swift is understandably less than thrilled at how West used her likeness.
“Taylor is livid. Taylor is horrified. Taylor didn’t know what to do when she heard about what Kanye did,” a source alleged to Hollywood Life of Swift’s response to the music video, which Kanye debuted to the world during an event at The Forum in California on June 24.
“She is bewildered, feels betrayed and is beyond frustrated with Kanye,” the insider continued of Swift. “It is like a complete nightmare. Taylor is p***ed to say the least.”
KANYE, TAYLOR, RAY J, KIM ALL IN THE SAME BED NAKED IM OUT ???? pic.twitter.com/AeOfeuJRb2— Genius (@Genius) June 25, 2016
According to People, as well as featuring Swift’s likeness, West’s “Famous” music video also opens “with a snippet of Taylor Swift with background audio from the MTV Video Music Awards.”
The 2009 award show is, of course, where West stormed the stage while Swift was accepting her award for Female Video of the Year to tell the world that he felt Beyoncé deserved the honor instead.
But while Hollywood Life is reporting that Taylor is seriously angry over the piece, West denied that he was blasting or supporting any of the celebrities whose likeness he featured in the video in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame,” Kanye told the site. “We were very careful with shots that had [something] sexual to take them out.”
Kanye’s latest involvement with Taylor Swift comes just days after Kim Kardashian reignited their feud over the song in a seriously candid interview with GQ magazine, in which she suggested Taylor lied when she claimed that she did not approve the lyrics about her in “Famous.”
Taylor Swift has vehemently denied that she was made aware of the song’s line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that b**** famous,” despite Kardashian claiming otherwise in the magazine.
“She totally approved that. She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t,” Kardashian told GQ earlier this month. “I swear, my husband gets so much s*** for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”
But despite Kim’s claims, Taylor once again denied her involvement in a statement issued to GQ.
“Taylor 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,” a statement from Taylor’s team read, claiming that Kardashian’s claims about Swift are “incorrect.”
“Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that b****’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard,” Swift’s rep continued of “Famous.”
“Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone,” Swift’s statement then concluded.
Taylor is yet to officially publicly respond to Kanye’s “Famous” music video, though a number of fans speculated on social media that Taylor may be tempted to turn to her lawyer over Kanye’s latest “Famous” drama.
“Kanye better get a good lawyer [because] one of these days Taylor [is] gonna sue you,” Twitter user @geekswift speculated, while @fentyskylie tweeted out of the music video, “Kanye about to get a call from Taylor’s lawyer.”
“I want Taylor Swift to use all of her power to go at Kanye lol ALL OF IT. EVERY LAWYER. F*** YOUR VIDEO,” @Gordehh added, and @serfbort wrote on the social media site, “I love Kanye but Taylor Swift is definitely on the phone with her lawyer right now.”
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