Taylor Swift has put on the "America's Pop Sweetheart" front for years, but there have been several instances showing the singer isn't all that innocent. The latest is courtesy of Kim Kardashian West, who recently called out the pop star in her GQ magazine story.
She claims that Swift was playing the victim when it came to that infamous line in Kanye West's "Famous" off The Life of Pablo. After the song's release, West claimed that Swift personally approved the line; Swift said she did not.
Kim told the magazine,
“[Swift] totally gave the okay. Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he's called me a bitch in his 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.… It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, ‘When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I'm so against this, and I'll just laugh and say, ‘The joke's on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.’ And I'm like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again.”
She also revealed the discussion was taped, but Taylor didn't want it to be released. When asked if she kept in touch with the singer, Kim stated: “No. Maybe an attorney’s letter she sent saying, ‘Don’t ever let that footage come out of me saying that. Destroy it.’”
A spokesperson for the singer gave a statement to GQ:
"A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. 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.”
Back in February, Kanye explained that Taylor was the one who came up with the idea for the "Famous" line: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous / I made that bitch famous."
"3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings," the rapper tweeted. While we wait to see if Taylor will own up to the statements or continue to play the victim, check out the second episode of Fuse's The Kanye Effect: