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March 24, 2020 4:32 PM UTC

Leaked Taylor Swift Phone Call Completely Vindicates Kanye West

Kim Kardashian explains why the phone call with Taylor Swift doesn't hurt Kanye West. But it does reveal something awful in the #MeToo era.

  • After Taylor Swift broke her silence on the full leaked phone call with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian responded Monday night.
  • Kim conclusively blew Taylor Swift’s arguments out of the water, though she did overreach by calling Swift “self-serving” amid coronavirus.
  • It sounds like Taylor Swift is the one who wrote the B-word lyric. She gave Kanye the idea for it in the phone call.

As a proud Nashville native, this is difficult to write. I feel duty-bound to defend Taylor Swift’s honor against those California two-party wiretap law violating Kardashian-Wests. But as a West for President 2024 supporter, I want to go into damage control for Kim and Ye.

Those conflicting biases wash out though, and what follows is an objective analysis of the Kanye West-Taylor Swift feud that just boiled over again.

It’s not looking pretty for Miss Americana.

Kim Kardashian Claps Back at Taylor Swift

After a full video leaked of the phone conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, the pop singer claimed vindication.

She said it’s proof that Kim Kardashian basically lied. Swift called the video “edited and manipulated” to “frame” her and put her through hell:

Source: Instagram

But Kim Kardashian says Taylor Swift is the liar.

Because Taylor Swift’s big “gotcha” of the video is that Kanye West says:

It has a very controversial line at the beginning of the song about you.

And Swift asks:

Well, is it going to be mean?

To which Kanye answers:

No, I don’t think it’s mean.

And discloses the line is:

I feel like Taylor Swift might owe me sex.

The sweet country music star laughs and replies:

Haha, that’s not mean…. I thought it was going to be like, that stupid, dumb b*tch, but it’s not.

Of course, when Kanye dropped “Famous,” he does call Taylor “that b*tch.”

I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.
Why? I made that b*tch famous. I made that b*tch famous.

But as Kim Kardshian points out, this is no “gotcha” moment.

Source: Twitter

She never said Taylor approved the exact wording of the lyric. Back in 2016, Kim said Taylor knew and approved Kanye rapping about her controversially.

It was in response to Taylor Swift’s publicist telling EW:

Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric.

But there was a phone call to get prior approval. (Which is distinctly un-rapper-like.) And Swift did approve it. And there was no caution about misogyny.

Leaked Video Makes Kanye West Stronger

The 2016 dust-up with Taylor Swift seriously damaged Kanye West’s rapper credibility. What rapper calls someone to get approval for a controversial lyric?

Rappers don’t call to get approval and then release the video to prove it when the other party denies it. Calling to get permission is something Weird Al does.

Real rappers give approval when someone calls them, and then they deny ever approving it later. Like Coolio did when Weird Al called to get permission for “Amish Paradise.”

So now Kanye’s got some of his cred back after a full leaked video drops with Taylor Swift saying she’s relieved he doesn’t call her b*tch. And then he drops the song and calls her “that b*tch.”

What’s really amazing is Taylor Swift and her fans take issue with this well-worn rap lyric, but she giggled about a line that implies a woman owes a man sex for making her famous. | Source: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Funny thing is, it looks an awful lot like Taylor Swift gave Kanye the idea.

Before revealing the line, he says:

I’ve literally sat with my wife, with my whole manager team, with everything and tried to rework this line. I’ve thought about this line for eight months…

Go to 14:30 in the video above and watch Kanye’s face.

Watch his smile suddenly disappear as he realizes Taylor Swift just took the lyric he’d been sweating over for eight months and perfected it.

What’s really amazing is Taylor Swift and her fans take issue with this well-worn rap lyric, but she giggled about a line that implies a woman owes a man sex for making her famous. Isn’t she supposed to be the sworn enemy of that?

Taylor Swift really is “The Man.”

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.

This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.

W. E. Messamore @thehuli

Markets Contributor for CCN living in Nashville, Tennessee. Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University in 2009 (majored in Entrepreneurship). Organized Senator Rand Paul's first and second online fundraisers in 2009. Correctly predicted the bitcoin bull market of 2019. Roving editor for the Independent Voter Network since 2013. Email me | Follow Me on Twitter (followed by: fmr Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), fmr NM Gov. Gary Johnson, and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY))

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