UPDATED 7/19/16 11:45AM: According to a report from E! News, Kim Kardashian thinks that Taylor Swift's Instagram response was "so stupid." "She says the word 'bitch' bothered her but on the Grammys stage she never mentioned that. She said, 'Don't ever let anyone say they made you famous,'" a source told the news site. The source also said Kim decided to release it in the first place because she thinks "Kanye went above and beyond by checking with Taylor and that Taylor totally lied about their conversation."
UPDATED 7/18/16 12:27AM: Taylor Swift has responded to the video of her phone call with Kanye West. "Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that bitch' in his song," she wrote. "It doesn't exist because it never happened."
"I wanted us to have a friendly relationship," Taylor continued. "He promised to play the song for me, but he never did."
She went on to say, "Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination."
You can read her full statement below.
See below for the original story published on 7/17/16.
The ongoing drama between Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift, which stems from Taylor denying that she approved Kanye West's "Famous" lyrics about her, came full circle on Sunday night when Kim posted audio of the call on Snapchat. If you remember, Kim opened up about Taylor in her GQ cover back in June, and went on the record to say that Swift did indeed lie about not approving the lyrics, but gave no indication that the audio would ever come out.
Well, Kim went into full savage mode tonight and decided to share the video on her Snapchat, which was quickly ripped and posted on Twitter. Interestingly enough, Kim tweeted about it being "National Snake Day" earlier on Sunday, which gave fans the impression that something big could be coming after this week's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, where she also talked about the Taylor phone call.
In the video, which all of the parts of can be found below, Kanye and Taylor can be heard talking, with Taylor saying, "I really appreciate it." During another part of the conversation Taylor told Kanye that she never thought he would think to ask her to approve a line on his song, but that she appreciated the gesture. Taylor also called the line a compliment, but TMZ notes that sources told them Kanye never made it known that he called her "bitch" on the song. Of course, Kanye later featured Taylor in the video for "Famous," along with a number of other celebrities that he's had encounters with over the years.
"You gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it," Taylor said during the call. "Like you obviously didn't know who I was before that." As of right now, it's unclear how Taylor will respond to the audio of the call being leaked, especially after her reps strongly denied that she gave approval back in February when the song first dropped. "I'm really glad you had the respect to call me that and tell me that as a friend about the song," she added. In case you forgot, Taylor also took some subliminal shots at Kanye during her Grammys speech earlier this year when talking about people taking credit for her success.
Hilariously enough, the least surprising part of the video is super-producer Rick Rubin napping on the couch in the studio as Kanye and Taylor talked about the song. This is sure to cause one hell of a shit storm in the coming days, and we'll continue to update the story as more reactions come in. You can hear the whole conversation above. You can also read the full transcript of the conversation below via The Fader.