Ladies, ladies – the gloves publicly came off over the long simmering feud over Kanye West’s song, ‘Famous.’ But, now that you’ve both made your points via Snapchat and Instagram, it’s time to hold your fire and stand down!
Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift, you’ve both had your say over whether or not Tay actually gave permission to Kanye West to write about her in his hit song, “Famous.” You are never going to agree on this, that’s clear. BUT, it’s time to take off the boxing gloves and call a truce.
This new Kanye/Taylor feud first erupted when Kanye debuted ‘Famous’ at his Madison Square Garden concert in NYC, on February 11, 2016. That’s when he first sang the words: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, why? I made that bitch famous.”
Kanye claimed at the time that Taylor had given him permission to sing about her, but Team Taylor was having none of that. “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account, a PR rep fired back. “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyrics, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”
Each of you have stuck to your stories ever since, infuriating Kanye and Kim, to no end, obviously. Kanye called Taylor a “fake ass” in a leaked tape when he had a meltdown backstage at SNL (Page Six), then Kim insisted in a GQ interview that Kanye absolutely had Taylor’s permission to sing about her, AND he had video to prove it.
Well, Kim couldn’t contain herself and leaked a series of snapchats last night, July 27, in which you can hear Kanye calling Taylor and telling her that he wanted to write the lyric, “For all my south side n*****s that know me best, feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” You can hear Taylor laugh and say it’s “like a compliment, kind of” and she agrees, “it’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek” and thanks Kanye for the heads up.
However, he doesn’t tell her that he will call her “bitch.” At least, not from what we can hear. Now, here’s the thing. You can easily see how Kanye could believe that he was making a full disclosure and, how Taylor could feel that he wasn’t.
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened,” Taylor Instagrammed in response to Kim. You see – these two are just never going to see eye to eye on this.
And now, the world is taking sides. Selena Gomez, Chloe Moretz, Ruby Rose, Martha Hunt and possibly Justin Bieber have publicly joined Team Taylor, while Khloe Kardashian, Pharrell and Dinah-Jane Hansen of Fifth Harmony, plus Demi Lovato have backed Team Kimye.
Then, of course, there’s Taylor Swift’s nemesis, Katy Perry, weighing in on Twitter with a photo of her art for her new single, Rise, and the comment, “#RISE above it all.”
Well, Kim, Kanye and Taylor, this actually might be the time to take Katy’s advice and just rise about this fray, which no one is going to win. As Taylor’s bestie, Selena Gomez pointed out on Twitter, “There are more important things to talk about… why can’t people use their voice for something that f*****g matters?”
To be fair, Kim and Taylor have both used their voices many, many times to do a ton of good. Kim has recently spoken out multiple times against gun violence and has urged politicians to pass gun safety laws. Taylor Swift is renowned for charitable causes including donating to the New York City public schools, UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, as well as giving to Kesha $250,000 to help fund her legal fight against Dr. Luke.
So now, Kim, Kanye and Taylor, when the world needs your help so much in this time of gun violence, ISIS horror and the most critical US election in 50 years, especially for women, turn your attention to really big causes.
You will never agree on the issue of ‘Famous,’ but you’ve each clearly stated your cases. Now unite and fight for something bigger.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Should Kim and Taylor call a truce and move on? Let me know.