Kim Kardashian West responded Monday night to backlash from the 25-minute-long leaked footage of the phone call between her husband, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift. 

Kardashian West wrote that Swift, “has chosen to reignite an old exchange – that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now.”


Kardashian West remains adamant that Swift is lying about the four-year-old feud. After West released his song, “Famous,” Swift’s representatives denied that Swift had signed off on the song— and that the lyrics were her idea. 

The reality star went on to state, “I didn’t feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I’m actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I’m left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying—to be clear, the only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that ‘Kanye never called to ask for permission…’ They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word ‘bitch’ was used without her permission.”

She continued, “At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she ‘declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.’ The lie was never about the word bitch, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation.” 

In response to Kardashian West’s most recent tweets, representatives for Swift shared her original statement on Twitter. “Kanye did not call for approval but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ 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, ‘I made that bitch famous.” 

In the newly leaked footage, West asks Swift for permission to reference her in his song, “Famous,” and for her to post the song on her Twitter account.

Although Swift rejects the proposal, she states, “You know, the thing about me is like, anything that I do becomes a feminine think-piece, and if I launch it… 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.”