Taylor Swift fans feel vindicated as leaked Kanye West call proves she wasn't lying: 'Karma takes care of itself'
This weekend brought along a long-pending vindication for pop star Taylor Swift and Swifties, as her fans call themselves, rejoiced.
A full-length version of the phone call between her and arch-nemesis Kanye West leaked and it brought forward the revelation that Taylor had indeed been telling the truth the whole time about the rapper not having her nod on the lyrics on his track that referred to her as "bi**h." Taylor has since then subtly made her feelings known about this incident but more on that later.
This was a long-awaited win for Taylor's fans after all the allegations that she was subjected to by Kim Kardashian back in 2016.
Kanye West had just released his track 'Famous' that featured the lyrics "For all my Southside n****s that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b***h famous (God damn) / I made that b***h famous". The video was equally controversial with a giant naked wax figurine of Taylor Swift lay next to Kanye's.
After the release, Taylor had taken to social media talking about how disrespected she felt.
This was the second time Kanye had dissed Taylor, the first time was way back in 2009 at an award show where Taylor was just about to make an acceptance speech for 'Best Female Video' and Kanye sprung onto the stage, stealing the mic from her and said the words, "Taylor Swift, I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time."
After Taylor voiced her concerns against the song, Kim Kardashian shared clips of the conversation between Kanye and Taylor where he ran a couple of lines through Taylor seeking her permission to use them in the song.
It was Kim that tweeted a slew of snake emojis and asked fans to check out her stories wherein the truth about the controversy is revealed and it was then that Twitter came for Taylor, criticizing her and it wasn't long before 'taylor swift is over party' started trending on Twitter.
The onslaught of hate led to Taylor taking a hiatus from social media only to return with the lead single 'Look What You Made Me Do' from her sixth album, 'Reputation'. Fans speculated that it was a diss track directed towards Kanye and Kim.
Now years later, a full-length version of the phone call has leaked revealing Taylor had indeed expressed a lot of hesitation regarding the track 'Famous.'
The rapper was heard suggesting that she should help him promote the track to which she denied saying people would try to “make it negative” if it came from her. She added, “I try to be super-self aware about where I am and I feel like right now, I’m really close to over-exposure."
The lengthier footage also confirmed Taylor’s claims that she never heard the full lyrics, including the line “I made that b***h famous.”
Post the video drop, Swifties are rejoicing and even Taylor has joined in the celebration. She has not directly reacted/commented as to how she feels about being vindicated after all these years, she has indirectly made a statement. A quick look at her Tumblr likes reveals the singer reveling in all the celebrations.
"And that is how you let Karma take care of itself," read a comment while another one read, "It’s honestly wild that Kanye West commissioned a lifelike nude wax figure of taylor swift and filmed himself sleeping next to it' hasn’t been a more major factor in the discussion of the ethics of this whole feud. like all celebrity theatrics aside if i ever found out that a man had paid thousands and thousands of dollars to create a malleable nude figure of me with lifelike handpainted nipples and then he filmed himself lying in bed next to it and put it on the internet for millions of people to look at i would press charges".
Another comment, which Taylor liked, read, "How i sleep at night knowing we were right all this time and now we have the receipts to prove it" and the best of them all was, "I sold seven million of that album before you did that".
Kim Kardashian too has subtly made her feelings known by liking certain fan tweets like, "The video showed nothing new. We all knew that. I’m so confused right now."
On Monday, Taylor broke her silence and officially addressed the matter. She did call Kim and Kanye out, with subtlety but then took the high road redirecting people's attention towards the health crisis gripping the world right now.
She updated two stories on her social media, her first slide read, "Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that leaked, proving I was telling the truth the whole time about *that call* (you know, the one that was illegally recorded, 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."
In the second story, she wrote that she's been actively donating to the World Health Organization and Feeding America and asked her fans who are capable of donating, to join her in the cause.
Kim also addressed the situation via multiple social media stories. She first called out Swift for reigniting an old exchange and trying to hog attention during a time where there's much larger concerns in the world right now.
The only concern that she'd highlighted years ago was that Taylor had lied through her publicist who stated Kanye didn't call to ask for permission. The reason behind Kim releasing bits of that phone call was to clarify that Taylor was lying.
Whether Kanye had her approvals on using the word 'bi**ch' or not was not the point that Kim commented on. She also mentioned that Kanye had made the call to her when he was still finishing up writing the track.
She had called out Taylor for manipulating the truth of the call with her team stating she'd "warned him against releasing a song with such a misogynistic message".
She also reiterated that Kanye has all the rights to record every part of his album making journey and the phone call was a part of that and also pointed out that Taylor did the same with her Netflix documentary.
She also clarified that she never edited the footage but just posted a couple of clips to prove that the call had indeed happened and the leak of the full length of the call doesn't change the narrative. She concluded that this will be the last time she would be commenting on this and apologized for doing so as no one really cares about it anymore, especially now when everyone is dealing with much more serious matters.
Now the focus shifts back to one person after both the parties have commented and it's none other than Kris Jenner. Fans had speculated that she's the one who dropped the full length call in a bid to put her family in the spotlight during this pandemic and also since a new season of 'KUWTK' is releasing this Friday. It's times like these where one finds a lot of truth in the saying "the devil works hard but Kris Jenner works harder."