Footage of Kanye West consulting Taylor Swift about "Famous" indeed exists. Kim just posted it all to her Snapchat.
UPDATE: And just like that, Taylor Swift has responded to the potentially incriminating footage that Kim posted to her Snapchat. She shared a written iPhone note to her Instagram, along with the caption, "That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet. Indeed, though she can be heard approving of most of the "Famous" lines that implicate her, she specifically takes issue with being called "that bitch," rightly arguing that Kanye never mentioned that lyric in the footage. She ends her post by effectively eliminating any possibility of a future rapport with the Kardashian-West clan. See her post below.
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"For all my Southside n*ggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous." The controversy surrounding those lyrics, taken from Kanye West's The Life of Pablo single "Famous," has only heated up since Kim Kardashian decided to enter the fray.
It's understandable as to why Taylor Swift might be upset about "Famous," but ever since he released the song, Kanye has been adamant that she not only knew about the lyrics that portrayed her in a rather vulgar manner, but that she approved of them, too. After the song's release, a rep for Taylor denied that she had signed off on "Famous" or the controversial lyrics in question.
Less than a week later, during her acceptance speech for Album of the Year at the Grammys, Taylor seemed to rebuke "Famous" when she addressed her female audience and said, "There are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame."
Last month, in her GQ cover story, Kim Kardashian decided to break her silence on the issue and come to her husband's defense. She revealed that Kanye had told Taylor all that he planned to say on "Famous," and she claimed to have video evidence that proves it. That evidence now lies on her Snapchat.
After reminding her almost 47 million Twitter followers about her Snapchat, Kim added a series of videos of Kanye on the phone with Taylor to her Snap story. Kanye is seen in the studio sitting next to Rick Rubin, and he has Taylor on speaker phone. She can be heard loud and clear.
Kanye tells Taylor the same lines of his opening verse on "Famous" that end up on the final version. After Kanye reads her the lines, "For all my Southside n*ggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," Taylor initially sounds apprehensive about how the lyrics might be interpreted. "I think this is a really cool thing to have," Kanye assures her, and from then on, she sounds as if she's totally on board. "Yeah, I mean, what's dope about the line is it's very tongue in cheek either way," she says.
As Kim had promised, Taylor can also be heard telling Kanye of her plans to tell the media that she gave him the go-ahead to include her in the inflammatory "Famous" lyrics. She says that she specifically wants to make the revelation at the Grammys by telling the press, "Joke's on you guys, we're fine." In many instances, she thanks Kanye for making her aware of the lyrics ahead of time, which she didn't expect him to do.
Now this all looks bad for Taylor, and for the most part, Kim appears to have been telling the truth this whole time. However, there isn't any footage of Kanye mentioning one particular line that Taylor must have found offensive: "I made that bitch famous."
Last week, it was revealed that Kim would be addressing Taylor's deceitful response to "Famous" on an upcoming episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," so perhaps tonight's Snapchat footage is just the beginning of the beef that now involves three of the world's biggest celebrities. Those without Snapchat access can watch all of the clips below.