In 2016 Kanye West had sparked a major controversy when he dropped his song “Famous” containing the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**** famous.” When Taylor Swift called the song misogynistic, Kim Kardashian rose to her husband’s defense by sharing a few snippets of a conversation between West and Swift, where the later seemingly approved the lyrics of the song.
When Taylor Swift denied having said anything of the sort, she was accused of lying, playing the victim card, and faced a backlash so severe that she, more or less, disappeared from the industry for nearly a year, something she even mentioned in her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana.
For four years, while the discussion over who the liar was continued, Swift had moved on with her life and regained her confidence. But on 20th March, when an extended, 25-minute video of Kanye West and Taylor Swift’s 2016’s controversial conversation was leaked online, the truth came out- Taylor Swift’s repeated claims of being unaware that West would refer to her as “that b—-” in his song were true. This video was the complete version of the edited snippets Kim Kardashian had shared.
“OK, now what if later in the song I was also to have said, uh…’I made her famous’?” Kanye West can be heard asking Swift, never once mentioning his intention to use the profane word.
But Taylor Swift, instead of focusing on rejoicing the acceptance of her truth, took a more selfless stance on the entire matter
While her fans were eager to know her response, Taylor Swift took up the leaked video’s issue 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 [read: Kim Kardashian] edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family, and fans through hell for 4 years),” the 30-year-old singer wrote. “Swipe up to see what really matters.”
The swipe up will land you on the donation page to Feeding America as Swift urged fans to join her in aiding the World Health Organization with their donations during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.