Not holding back. Taylor Swift threw shade at Kanye West while reacting to their infamous leaked phone call from 2016, stating how much turmoil she went through before the truth was revealed to the world. The “Blank Space” songstress took to Instagram Stories with a new statement on Monday, March 23, responding to the messages she has received.
“Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that 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 four years) … SWIPE UP to see what really matters,” the chart-topping performer, 30, wrote, adding a link for her followers to donate to Feeding America amid the ongoing pandemic.
Over the weekend, her loyal fans were shocked to discover extended video footage leaked online of what appeared to be conversation that took place between West, 42, and Swift about his then-upcoming single “Famous.” After finding out that Swift was honest about what happened on the call, it led to the viral hashtag, “#KanyeWestIsOverParty.”
Back in 2016, the star’s representative spoke out about the ordeal and revealed her stance on the matter. “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account,” they said at the time. “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”
After it was leaked, Swift’s close friend Todrick Hall vehemently defended her and said the way she handled herself was a testament to her good character.
“My heart breaks listening to that phone call, the fact that she even picked up the phone and wasted her valuable time to listen to that nincompoop speak is just a testament to how great a human she is,” he tweeted. “The sad part is that I’m sure there will be no apology from him or the millions of people who took those gifs of a conversation and trailer of an actual conversation as fact without ever hearing the convo in full.”
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