Once again, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian West are publicly feuding, as the fallout from the full leaked 2016 phone call with Kanye West continues.
On Friday night, the full 25-minute recording of Swift’s call with West was released, featuring the two discussing the lyrics to West’s song, “Famous.” Clips from the conversation that were initially released in 2016, painted Swift as an agreeable participant even though the song states that West, “made that b**** famous.” However, the full tape shows that parts of the conversation may have been taken out of context, and shows Swift's resistance to some of the lyrics West is running by her over the phone.
After a weekend of questions, Swift addressed the new tape on her Instagram Story on Monday. “Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about video footage that was leaked, proving that 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),” Swift wrote. “Swipe up to see what really matters.”
The post leads to a donation page for Feeding America, asking to give to food banks across the country. “The World Health Organization and Feeding America are some of the organizations I’ve been donating to,” she added.
“If you have the ability to, please join me in donating during this crisis.”
Later Monday, Kardashian West answered back in a string of tweets, accusing Swift of "lying."
“I didn’t feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I’m actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I’m left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying,” she wrote. “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.’ The lie was never about the word b****, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation.”
“I never edited the footage (another lie).” She continues. “I only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make my point and the full video that recently leaked doesn’t change the narrative.”
Kim goes on to defend Kanye’s right to document the making of his album by recording the call, and finally apologize for discussing this during a time of crisis.
“This will be the last time I speak on this because honestly, nobody cares. Sorry to bore you all with this. I know you are all dealing with more serious and important matters.”
The release of clips from the call in 2016 forced Swift to step out of the spotlight for some time, returning in 2017 with her Reputation album. The emotions surrounding the situation are well documented in Swift's Netflix documentary, Miss Americana.