Taylor Swift criticises Kim Kardashian for leaking a call with Kanye West
In her interview with TIME magazine, Taylor Swift spoke about Kim Kardashian and the call that she leaked with Kanye West.
2023 has been Taylor Swift’s year, or at least that’s how TIME magazine see it, as they named the singer as the TIME Person of the Year.
In an interview with the magazine, Swift talked about several topics ranging from her music career, to the Eras Tour, her relationship with Travis Kelce, and her experiences with Kim Kardashian, who she criticised for leaking a call she had with Kanye West, Kardashian’s ex-husband.
The singer spoke about The Kardashians star’s role in the leaked 2016 phone call between Taylor and Kanye West about her song Famous.
Swift opens up on ‘illegally recorded phone call’
At the time, Kim, who posted several clips of the call on social media, made it appear as though Swift had approved of West singing the words: I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b**** famous.
The singer, who admitted she has been dating NFL star Travis Kelce ‘for months’, denied being aware of these lines and argued that the song had never been shared with her in its entirety. A release of the entire phone conversation later revealed that Kim’s leak had actually been edited and that Swift’s claims were true.
“You have a fully manufactured frame job, in an illegally recorded phone call, which Kim Kardashian edited and then put out to say to everyone that I was a liar,” Swift says.
Kim Kardashian called out Swift in 2020
“That took me down psychologically to a place I’ve never been before. I moved to a foreign country. I didn’t leave a rental house for a year. I was afraid to get on phone calls. I pushed away most people in my life because I didn’t trust anyone anymore. I went down really, really hard.”
After four years, in 2020, the original version of the call was shared and Taylor Swift decided to break her silence for the first time on the issue with Kim Kardashian responding. The SKIMS founder took to X (formerly Twitter) to defend herself and her then-husband, criticising Swift for reigniting the fire.
‘Taylor lied through her publicist’ said Kim K
Kardashian tweeted in 2020: “To be clear, the only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that “Kanye never called to ask for permission...” They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word “b****” was used without her permission.”
“At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she ‘declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,” Kardashian continued. “The lie was never about the word b****, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation.”
“I only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make my point and the full video that recently leaked doesn’t change the narrative.”