The bad blood between Taylor Swift and Kanye West has been brewing once again after West’s wife Kim Kardashian released a video of a phone conversation between the two singers without the consent of one.
Kardashian released on Snapchat a choppy video of a recorded phone call between her husband and Swift. In the conversation, the 1989 hitmaker allegedly agreed with West when they talked about a particular lyric in Famous that says “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous.”
It can be recalled that after West dropped Famous, Swift released a statement saying the rapper did not seek her approval about the song. Her rep also stressed that Swift cautioned West about releasing song with strong misogynistic message.
Now, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star challenges Swift statement with a recorded phone conversation between West and the Shake It Off singer.
Read the full transcript of the phone call between West and Swift below
Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites immediately went crazy with the hashtag #KimExposedTaylorParty after footage was released. Swift also responded with a note on her Instagram account. The Bad Blood singer explained that she did not approve the use of the derogatory lyrics. She also called out the West team for recording her without her knowledge.
People magazine noted that under the two-party consent law of California, West could potentially face $2,500 dollars per violation and up to a year in prison if Swift had an expectation that the call would be private.
Full transcript of West and Swift’s phone conversation
Kanye West: “You still got – you still got the Nashville number?”
Taylor Swift: “I still have the Nashville area code, but I had to change it.”
Kanye West: (rapping) “For all my South side n—– that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
Taylor Swift: “I’m, like, this close to overexposure.”
Kanye West: “This one is, uh – I think this is a really cool thing to have.”
Taylor Swift: “I know, I mean it’s like a compliment, kind of.”
Kanye West: “… I give a fuck about is you as a person and as a friend.”
Taylor Swift: “That’s sweet.”
Kanye West: “I want things that make you feel good. I don’t want to do rap that makes people feel bad.”
Taylor Swift: “Um, yeah. I mean go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way.”
Taylor Swift: “And I really appreciate you telling me, that’s really nice.”
Kanye West: “Oh – yeah. I just had a responsibility to you as a friend. I mean, thanks for being like so cool about it.”
Taylor Swift: “Aw, thanks. Yeah, I really appreciate it. Like, the heads up is like, so nice. [inaudible] … even asking or seeing if I would be okay with it and I just really appreciate it. Like I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs.”
Kanye West: “It’s pretty crazy.”
Taylor Swift: “And then the flowers that you sent me – I like Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s like the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7…”
Kanye West: “Relationships are more important than punch lines, you know?”
Taylor Swift: “Yeah, I mean – I don’t think anyone would listen to that and be like oh that’s a real diss she must be crying. 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.”
Taylor Swift: “I might be in debt, but I can make these things happen, and I have the ideas to do it and I create these things and concepts. Like, I’m always going to respect you. And I’m really glad that you have the respect to call me and tell me that as a friend about the song … It’s just like a really cool thing to do, and a really good show of friendship, so thank you.”
Kanye West: “Thank you, too.”
Taylor Swift: “And you know, if people ask me about it I think it would be great for me to be like, ‘Look, he called me and told me the line before it came out. Like, jokes on you guys, We’re fine.’ You guys want to call this a feud; you want to call this throwing shade but, you know, right after the song comes out I’m going to be on a Grammy red carpet and they’re going to ask me about it and I’ll be like, ‘He called me.’ … 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…”
Taylor Swift: “It’s not – it doesn’t matter to me. There’s not like one [line] that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.”