You would think Kim Kardashian-West breaking the internet would be old news, but it seems Kim has done it again. Sunday night Kim reignited the feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift by posting the much talked about video of Kanye and Taylor discussing his “controversial” “Famous” lyric.
For those of you who don’t know Kanye West referenced Taylor Swift in his song “Famous” rapping “For all my Southside niggas that know me best/ I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Upon releasing the video on Snapchat, which was undeniably done to promote Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Taylor quickly took to her social media accounts to tell her side of the story.
Okay so here is where things get messy. First let me say that I am a huge Taylor Swift fan. I love for her music and have been stanning for her since “Teardrops on My Guitar”. I buy her albums and have seen her three times in concert. That being said there’s something problematic about her Instagram post. Taylor insists her issue with Kanye stems from the fact that he called her “that bitch”, yet in her 2016 Grammys speech she shaded Kanye West by saying people will try to take credit for your “accomplishments or your fame.” But if you watch the video clearly Taylor address the second half of the lyrics.
She clearly says “It’s just, you’ve gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. Like, you honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter that I sold seven million of that album before you did that which is what happened – you didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine.”
“It’s awesome that you’re so outspoken about this and be like, ‘Yeah, she does. It made her famous.’ It’s more provocative to say ‘might still have sex’ because…”
Kanye and Taylor are obviously discussing the 2009 VMAs where Kanye disrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech. Kanye is saying that he made Taylor Swift famous after that incident. Now while Kanye never directly says the “I made that bitch famous,” line on the phone, you can see that she is addressing the idea that Kanye made her famous. She blatantly says it’s fine. This is a clear contradiction to what she addressed in her Grammy acceptance speech. She painted the narrative that Kanye was trying to take claim to her success and fame and denied ever having approved the lyrics, yet Kim K pulled the receipts out.
Now if Taylor has issue with being referred to as that bitch that is valid because yes, Kanye never directly says that line. So technically Taylor wasn’t totally lying. However she’s clearly trying to change the narrative she created. She clearly called Kanye out for trying to take credit for her fame when she approved the context of the lyric.
I love Taylor Swift, but she does have a tendency to play the victim. I mean look at the whole “beef” with Katy Perry. Taylor wrote a whole song exposing Katy’s shadiness, then made a video casting her friends and showing off her squad, and then invited famous people on tour basically showcasing how many people she has supporting her. The level of pettiness is award winning. All the while Katy just sat there and kept her mouth shut.
Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with being shady or petty it’s the fact that Taylor Swift paints this image of herself in the media being sweet and angelic. But like Britney Spears in 2000, she’s not that innocent. Embrace the shady side Taylor, I’ll respect you much more.
While I don’t necessarily agree with the #KimExposedTaylorParty or #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty hashtags, the drama queen in me is living for the memes and side beefs. This is literally the biggest thing to happen to pop culture since Nicki Minaj bewildered Miley Cyrus with the iconic line “What’s good?!”.
I will always be a Taylor Swift fan, but don’t be butthurt cause my girl Kim exposed your shadiness.