The Kardashians are bored, y’all! At least that’s what appears to be happening within the realm of useless celebrity news as every member of the kamera-whore-klan is stuck inside. Who else but Pimp Mama Kris could possibly still be interested in one of the blandest rap star feuds of all time (yes, you’ve all heard Reputation––Taylor Swift is most definitely a skilled MC). #KanyeWestIsOverParty should always be trending, but this is why it trended today on Twitter.
If you were still wondering about that infamous phone call that Kanye West made in 2016 to Taylor, asking her for permission to call her “a bitch” and says she owes him sex in his song Famous, you’re in luck because somebody has finally leaked a full 25-minute audio of the rest of the call. When the song first came out, Taylor denied giving Kanye permission to use that line and said she warned him about how it could come off as misogynistic, and that she never knew he was going to use the line “I made that bitch famous.” Kim Kartrashian then called out Taylor as a liar by releasing edited footage of the phone call, which made it seem like Taylor approved of the lyrics.
The newly released sound footage reveals that Kanye did actually present song lyrics to Taylor, but he left out that whole part about mentioning that he was going to call her “a bitch.” And Taylor does say that if he called her a “bitch,” it would be mean.
If you happen to have the attention span of a Jenner, I’ll save you the trouble of having to digest this shit sandwich in full. At the beginning of the call, Kanye tells her he wants to tweet about his new song, because he raps about her in it, which makes her a little scared of what he has to say about her. Taylor is afraid the lyrics are mean. He then presents the line “she owes me sex” to Taylor, eventually followed by the line, “I made her famous”.
Taylor thinks the first line is funny but seems squeamish when hearing the second one. via People
In another leaked video, West asks Swift how she would feel if he included a line that said “I made her famous,” to which she responded: “Did you say that? Oh God, well, what am I going to do about it at this point. It’s just kind of, like, whatever at this point, but I mean, you gotta tell the story the way it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. You honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter if I sold 7 million of that album before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that and that’s fine. Yeah, I can’t wait to hear it.”
Near the end of the call, Kanye looks to the unidentified person holding the camera and says, “We had to get that all the way through.” The cameraman, in turn, says, “Sorry, the battery on this thing died.” But not before Kanye finishes with, “If you get some shit like Kanye talking to Taylor Swift explaining that line, there’s gotta be three cameras on that. We can’t miss one element.”
As for the source? It’s pretty apparent as to who would actually have access to the footage––and why they would have held out for almost four years to release it (almost like, the culprit was waiting for the perfect moment, hmm?) Accusations around the web seem to point the finger at Kris Jenner as the leak, which does kind of make sense. A virus was hogging the global spotlight, so what better way to get some attention than rehash a turd of a story to bring the cameras back, full circle (K). Truly, the demon is a genius.
The nonsensical ramblings of a MAGA-fied rapper with a Kardashian-adjacent connection are too much to digest AND transcribe, but thankfully someone at People did that dirty job. Here’s some of it:
KW: —old school shit, yeah. I’m doing great. I feel so awesome about the music. The album’s coming out Feb. 11. I’m doing the fashion show Feb. 11 at Madison Square Garden and dropping the album Feb. 12, that morning. It’s like …. yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Aw thank you so, so much. Thank you. It feels like, real. I don’t know, just ‘Ye, Apple, Steve Jobs-type music. Like, so my next single, I wanted you to tweet it … so that’s why I’m calling you. I wanted you to put the song out.
TS: What would people … I guess it would just be, people would be like, “Why is this happening?” And I had something to do with it, probably.
KW: The reason why it would happen is because it has a very controversial line at the beginning of the song about you.
TS: What does it say? [nervous laughter]
KW: It says, and the song is so, so dope, and I literally sat with my wife, with my whole manager team, with everything, and try to rework this line. I’ve thought about this line for eight months, I’ve had this line and tried to rework it every which way, and the original way that I thought about it is the best way, but it’s the most controversial, so it’s gonna go Eminem a little bit, so can you brace yourself for a second?
KW: Okay, alright. It says—wait a second, you sound sad.
TS: Well, is it gonna be mean?
KW: No, I don’t think it’s mean.
TS: Okay, then let me hear it.
KW: Okay, um … and the funny thing is when I first played it and my wife heard it, she was like “Huh? What? That’s too crazy, blah, blah, blah.” And when Ninja from Die Antwoord heard it, he was like, “Oh God, this is the craziest shit! This is why I love Kanye,” that kind of thing. It’s like my wife’s favorite fucking line. I just wanted to give you some premise of that, right?
KW: So it says, “To all my Southside n— that know me best/ I feel like Taylor Swift might owe me sex.” [chuckles]
TS: [chuckles] That’s not mean.
KW: Okay. Yeah, well, this is the thing why I’m calling you because you got an army. You own a country of motherfucking two billion people, basically, that if you felt that it’s funny and cool and like hip hop and felt like, you know, just The College Dropout and the artist like, ‘Ye that you love, then I think that people would be like way into it, and that’s why I think it’s super genius to have you be the one that says, ‘Oh, I like this song a lot, like, yeah, whatever. This is cool. Whatever, it’s like, I got like shit on my album where I’m like, “I bet me and Ray J will be friends if we ain’t love the same bitch.”
TS: Oh my [laughs]. I mean, I need to think about it because you hear something for the first time, you need to think about it because it is absolutely crazy. I’m glad it’s not mean though. It doesn’t feel mean, but like, oh my God, the build-up you gave it. I thought it was gonna be like that stupid dumb bitch, like, but it’s not. Um, so I don’t know. I mean, the launch thing, I think it would be kind of confusing to people, but I definitely like, I definitely think that when I’m asked about, of course I’m gonna be like, “Yeah, I’m his biggest fan. I love that. I think it’s hilarious,” but um, I’ll think about it.
KW: Yeah, you don’t have to do—you don’t have to do the launch and retweet. That’s just an extra idea that I had, like, but if you think that that’s cool, then that’s cool. If not, we are launching the s— like on just GOOD Fridays, on Soundcloud, the site, shit like that.
TS: You know, the thing about me is like, anything that I do becomes a feminine think-piece, and if I launch it, they’re gonna be like, “Wow,” like this thing—like they’ll just turn it into something that … I think if I launch it, it honestly like, it’ll be less cool ‘cause I think if I launch it, it adds this level of criticism, ‘cause having that many followers and having that many eyeballs on me right now, people are just looking for me to do something dumb or stupid or lame, and it’s like almost … I don’t know, like I kind of feel like people would try to make it negative if it came from me. Do you know what I mean?
TS: I try to be super self-aware about where I am, and I feel like, I feel like right now I’m like this close to overexposure.
KW: Well, this one, I think this is a really cool thing to have.
TS: I know, it’s like a compliment [laughs].
KW: I had this line where I said—and my wife really didn’t like this one because we tried to make it nicer. So I said, “To all my Southside n— that know me best/ I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” and my wife was really not with that one. She was way more into “She owes you sex,” but then the owe part was the feminist group-type shit that I was like, “Ahhh.”
TS: That’s the part that I’m kind of—I mean, they’re both really edgy, but that’s the only thing about that line is that it’s like gonna … the feminists are gonna come out, but I mean, you don’t have to give a fuck, so…
KW: Yeah, basically. Well, what I give a fuck about is just you as a person and as a friend. I want things—
TS: That’s sweet—