Kim Kardashian could be looking at a divorce thanks to her feud with pop star Taylor Swift, which has reportedly left Kanye West embarrassed and furious at his wife.
While Kim and Kanye have faced divorce rumors for months, the latest very public development in the long-simmering feud between Kanye and Taylor Swift may have pushed them over the edge, a new report from Radar Online claims.
For those who have not been following closely, the drama between the Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift reached critical mass this weekend. On Sunday, Kim Kardashian posted to her Snapchat account a series of videos showing a private phone conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift about a song Kanye was working on, “Famous.” The call had been a courtesy to Swift to let her know that Kanye would be name-dropping her in the song and asking for her permission, and the tone between the two was cordial.
But the feud between the rapper and the pop singer heated up in February, when Kanye West performed the song at Madison Square Garden and dropped the lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that b***h famous.”
Taylor Swift took offense, and in a statement (via the New York Times) claimed that Kanye West did not seek approval and instead that she “cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.”
Kanye West at the time called out Taylor’s statement, insisting that he did get prior approval for the lyric. There had been rumors for a few months that Kanye might drop the recording to prove his side of the story, and Kim Kardashian did just that on Sunday.
But while Kim’s social media posting did shift blame back onto Taylor Swift, it also led to some major strain in her relationship. The very public takedown of Taylor Swift has put Kim Kardashian’s marriage in the spotlight more than ever before, and it’s reportedly not going over very well with Kanye West. A source told Radar Online that the rapper is angry with Kim for exposing the private conversation he had with Swift about “Famous.”
As the report noted, airing the phone call may have been a ploy by Kim Kardashian to throw blame on Kanye West for the situation.
As previously reported, the battle between the controversial rapper and the “Bad Blood” singer started years ago, but has been escalating in recent months after Kardashian accused Swift of lying about her involvement in West’s song, “Famous.” Swift has insisted she had no idea he would call her “that b***h” in the song. According to the source, “Kim thinks that this is all Kanye’s fault and she is right. It is.”
The source went on to add that the tension has Kim Kardashian headed for divorce.
“Kim and Kanye were already not getting along before all of this stuff with Taylor happened, but now it is much, much worse,” said a source.
This is the latest development in the ongoing Kim Kardashian divorce drama. For months, reports have indicated that fighting and jealousy have been tearing the couple apart, to the point that they may already be planning their upcoming divorce. A previous report from Radar Online claimed that the two already worked out what was termed a “mid-nuptial agreement,” laying the groundwork ahead of time for how their assets and custody of their two children would be divided up in the event of their impending divorce.
But if Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are headed for divorce, the couple are not yet making any public indication. With all the focus solidly on the latest development in the Taylor Swift feud, neither Kim nor Kanye has addressed the divorce rumors publicly.
[Image via Instagram/Kim Kardashian]