For all the doubters who ever questioned Kim Kardashian‘s purpose on this Earth, she proved her worth last night in a series of Snapchats that show Kanye West asking Taylor Swift to use her name in a “controversial” lyric for his song “Famous.” (Full catch-up here.) But because Taylor Swift is Taylor Swift, she had to go and make things worse by parsing the recent drama in a text-only Instagram that somehow relegates the (ridiculous) feud to a whole new nadir of pettiness.
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened,” Taylor wrote. “You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world … Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
It’s true, that particular lyric is not disclosed, but Taylor didn’t exactly come off like she was all that concerned with her name being used. “Go with whatever line you feel is better,” she said after hearing two lyrics. “It’s obviously tongue-in-cheek either way.”
Another thing she seemed to understand on the phone is that being consulted was a courtesy, not a requirement. “I really appreciate you telling me about it,” she told Kanye. “That’s really nice.”
And let’s not forget the original statement Taylor Swift’s camp released last month, claiming Kanye did not call for any approval.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.’”
It’s going to be a long day.