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16 June 2016, 17:31
Kim has hit back.
Kim Kardashian has called Taylor Swift a liar and claims she actually approved Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ lyrics before the song was released.
Speaking in a new in-depth interview with GQ Magazine, the reality star has hit out at Swift for trying to deceive the public and claims that there is actually video proof.
At the time, Taylor said she was never made aware of Kanye's controversial lyrics and even threw shade at the rapper in her Grammy's acceptance speech.
“She totally approved [the lyrics],” said Kim.
“She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn't. I swear, my husband gets so much sh*t for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”
“What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?”
Kardashian also claimed that a videographer was actually filming the whole incident, as Kanye prefers to film everything when recording an album – just in case he wants to film a documentary in the future.
“Rick Rubin was there,” she continued. “So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he's called me a bitch in his songs.”
“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.”
Kim then claimed that Swift sent Kanye an attorney’s letter, asking them to get rid of the video footage showing the phone call.
“They sent an attorney's letter like, ‘Don't you dare do anything with that footage,’ and asking us to destroy it.”
“When you shoot something, you don't stop every two seconds and be like, ‘Oh wait, we're shooting this for my documentary.’ You just film everything, and whatever makes the edit, then you see, then you send out releases. It's like what we do for our show.”
A Taylor Swift representative has responded to the claims, stating that Kim's claims are untrue.
Read the statement in full:
"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. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. 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. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term, "that bitch" in referencing her. 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."
Meanwhile, Kim also touched on a number of other issues in her GQ interview including her relationship with Blac Chyna, being around OJ Simpson and more.