The infamous phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift discussing lyrics to his song “Famous” was leaked online Friday night—and while Swift would like to be done with the whole thing, Kim Kardashian West is not letting it go.
Kim Kardashian tweeted a series of posts chastising Swift and accusing her of being “self-serving” while millions are suffering.
In the tweets, Kardashian-West asserts that Swift is “lying” and Kanye hadn’t disclosed the “I made that bitch famous” lyrics because he hadn’t written that part of the song yet.
Tree Paine, who is Taylor Swift’s publicist, released a statement on Twitter in response to Kardashian-West’s allegations:
“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.'”
Meanwhile, Swift has attempted to take control of the narrative by refocusing attention on the COVID-19 pandemic.
She wrote: “Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that leaked,” the singer wrote via Instagram Stories, “proving that I was telling the truth the whole time about *that call* (you know, the one that was illegally recoded that somebody edited, and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family, and fans through hell for 4 years)… SWIPE UP to see what really matters.”
So what really matters? The non-profit organization Feeding America, which is a network of food banks helping those in need because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The World Health Organization and Feeding America are some of the organizations I’ve been donating to. If you have the ability to, please join me in donating during this crisis,” Swift said.