Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift are two of the biggest personalities in the world right now, with a massive number of fans following across social media.
Taylor Swift is known for making music that has been relevant for more than 12 years, while Kim Kardashian successfully built an empire with her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashian.
However, these two biggest socialites are not on good terms. So today, we will read what happened between them?
It all started with Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband, Kanye West, in 2009. During the MTV Music Video Awards, Taylor won the award for Best Female Music Video for her song “You Belong With Me”. But at that moment, Kanye came on the stage and interrupted Swift by saying, “I’m really happy, imma let you finish but Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time.”
Just as this happened, Beyonce’s reaction was shocking and even Taylor was not happy with what Kanye did, also the audience booed at him. Not only this much, but the then President of the United States, Barack Obama, also criticized West’s action and called him “a jackass”.
The next day after the VMAS, Kanye was a guest in The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he said, “I’m dealing with the fact that I hurt someone or took anything away from a talented artist or from anyone, because I only wanted to help people.” He continued saying, “I immediately knew in this situation that it was wrong. It’s someone’s emotions that I stepped on. It was rude, period.”
This event was a headline across the country, and when Taylor was asked if Kanye had apologized to her, she responded that he had not called her personally to apologize. About that day, she said, “I’m not going to say I wasn’t rattled by it. I had to perform live five minutes later, so I had to get myself back to the place where I could perform.” She continued, “All the other artists who showed me, love, in the hours following that, I just never imagined there were that many people out there looking out for me.”
The part where things were cooling down:
After three years of this event, things started to cool down between Taylor and Kanye, and she was also seen wearing one of Kanye’s clothing labels.
In 2015, the duo sparked the headlines once again when they were seen having no bad blood during the Grammys. Infact Kanye said, “Taylor Swift came up to me right after [Beck won the album of the year Grammy over Beyonce], like literally afterwards, and told me I should have gone on stage. This is the irony in my life.”
Talking about the collaboration, he said, “She wants to get in the studio, and we’re definitely going to go in. Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fanbase. I’m down to get in the studio and work. I don’t discriminate.”
Taylor has started to take it as a humor now. When she was asked about this, she said, “I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with him until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me.
So it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time.” She continued, “I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along. And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid is doing.”
Kanye and Kim Kardashian were already married at this point.
The beginning of controversy:
In 2016, Kanye released his seventh studio album called “The Life of Pablo”, and one of the songs from the album, “Famous”, became a huge part of the controversy. In the music video, we see a lot of celebrity lookalikes (including Taylor) sleeping together naked in the bed, and West also calls out Taylor by her name saying, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that b*tch famous.”
This upsetted Taylor and her representatives shared a statement with Billboard saying, “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 b*tch famous.’”
How did Kim Kardashian enter the plot?
Kim Kardashian came to defend her then husband, Kanye, in an interview saying, “She totally approved that. She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of sudden act like she didn’t. I swear, my husband gets so much sh*t for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”
The internet star continued saying, “Swift totally gave it okay. Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he’s calling me a b*tch in his songs. That’s just, like, what they say. I never once think, ‘What a derogatory word! How dare he?’ Not in a million years.
I don’t know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden. It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, ‘When I get on the Grammy red carpet. All the media is going to think that I’m so against this, and I’ll just laugh and say, ‘The joke’s on you, guys. I was in it the whole time.’’ And I’m like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again.”
After Kim’s statement, Taylor’s representative sent another statement to Billboard saying, “Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashain as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect.
Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do.
Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that b*tch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor SWift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated.
Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”
This controversy was also added in one episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. In the episode, she said, “Kanye is always so honest and speaks his mind. When we were first dating, everyone would talk sh*t about me and he always had my back. At this point, I really don’t give a f*ck so I’ll do whatever to protect my husband.”
The phone call story:
While Kanye was talking to Taylor on the phone, Kim was actually recording a video of their conversation. She later posted that video on her Snapchat. It was clearly heard that they both were talking about the line “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex”, but there was no footage of the line “I made that b*tch famous”.
Swift took to her Twitter writing, “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that b*tch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened. While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
After four years of this event, #KanyeWestIsOverParty and #KimKardashianIsOverParty started trending on various social media platforms regarding the issue that Taylor was right as Kanye never asked her to use the line “I made that b*tch famous” in his song.
In one of Kardshian’s tweets, she defended herself and Kanye, writing:
“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.’
This lie was never about the word b*tch, it was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation.”
As of now, Taylor has been proved innocent, and many people are supporting her. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been divorced, and they are sharing custody of their four children. Recently Kanye was spotted with model Irina Shayk, but nothing has been confirmed about their relationship.
Taylor also won the third Grammy for Album of the Year for the album “Folklore”, and released the sister album “Evermore”. Lately, she has also been re-releasing all her old songs claiming the rights for her songs, which was hindered by Scooter Braun. Talking about Scooter, he also divorced his wife a few weeks back.