Trouble and strife in celebrity land.
The Life Of Pablo track includes a lyric referring to Kanye’s infamous stage interruption at the 2009 MTV VMAs.
Last night Kardashian posted a video to Snapchat showing West rapping the first part of the lyric – “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex” – down the phone to Swift.
“It’s like a compliment, kind of,” Swift says in response. “Go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way.” She adds: “I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice.”
Swift last night responded with a statement accusing the couple of “character assassination” and stating that Kanye had not told her about the second part of the lyric: “I made that bitch famous”.
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me that he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened,” she wrote. “You don’t get to control someone else’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world.”
She added: “You cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination. I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
Despite “very much” wanting to be “excluded” from this narrative, Swift very cheekily presented Kanye with the Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 VMAs, nodding to their 2009 fracas.
Kardashian had recently claimed in a GQ magazine interview that Swift had demanded the video evidence be destroyed. “She totally knew that [the song] was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t,” Kardashian said, adding that the artists had not been in touch since the public squabble except for “an attorney’s letter she sent saying, ‘Don’t ever let that footage come out of me saying that. Destroy it.’”
Last month Kanye revealed a video for ‘Famous’ featuring the naked waxworks of a slew of celebrities, including Swift, in bed together.
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) July 18, 2016