At this point, the feud between Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West will go down as one of the craziest in pop culture history. As a quick refresher, this dates back all the way to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when Kanye interrupted Taylor's speech for her Best Female Video Award win, saying that Beyoncé should have won instead. Now, over 10 years later, the beef is still going strong.
This past weekend, the full 2016 phone call between Kanye and Taylor was leaked, in which the rapper asks permission to mention the singer in his song "Famous." Though the pair joked about the lyrics, the "You Need to Calm Down" songstress later claimed that no one had given her a heads up that 'Ye would refer to her as "that b***h." Nearly four years after Kim defended her husband by posting select clips to Snapchat of their conversation, the full thing got out. And just like that, the entire fight has been refueled.
After some serious social media shade between Kim's fans and dedicated Swifties, both women are speaking out. First, Taylor took to her Instagram Story to call attention to the fact that she won't be discussing the leak, but instead urged followers to donate to the World Health Organization and Feeding America amid the Coronavirus pandemic. She did, however, take a second to refer to the call 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." Ouch.
Kim was quick to follow, taking to Twitter and Instagram to declare that although she felt, "very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now," she maintained that Taylor is lying. She even tagged the Grammy winner in the first of her nine tweets on the situation, which defended Kanye and denied she ever edited the phone call. "...The full video that recently leaked doesn’t change the narrative," she wrote.
You can read both Kim and Taylor's posts in the tweet below from, clearly, a very heated Swiftie.
Kim concluded her message with, "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." She's not wrong here.
Social media users are, per usual, torn on whose side to take. As many pointed out, Kim denying she edited footage yet admitting she, "only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make my point" is pretty hypocritical. Generally, most people are just severely over this feud. With the state of the world today, we certainly could use a distraction, but digging up this years-long drama is just boring. We'd rather see these celebrities in power advocating to help out in this devastating time, which Taylor is doing. And based on the fact that #KimKardashianIsOverParty is trending on Twitter right now, we at least know one thing—Taylor definitely has a more dedicated fanbase.
Can this whole thing just blow over for once and for all?