Taylor Swift Says Leaked Kanye West Video Proves She Was Being ‘Framed’
A leaked video that was released this weekend relating to the Taylor Swift and Kanye West phone call in 2016 that appears to vindicate Swift’s position that she’d held against West for the last four years.
In an image posted as part of her Instagram Stories, the singer writes: “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 4 years)… SWIPE up to see what really matters.”
There was a 25 minute leaked video, which appears to be a complete account of the 2016 conversation between West and Swift, filmed by an associate in his studio, except for the opening moments of the conversation and a moment where the filmer’s battery dies out. The video includes the two discussing the lyrics to his song “Famous.” The full video reiterates that Swift did sign off on the “might still have sex” line of West’s song, but it also confirms that West did not tell her about the “I made that bitch famous” line that comes after it. Swift has maintained for years that she never approved that particular line and that she was bothered by its inclusion.
The “somebody” in Swift’s message presumably refers to Kim Kardashian, West’s wife, who in 2016 went on Snapchat and released about three minutes of snippets out of the 25 minutes of conversation that leaked on Friday. Kardashian fired back in a series of tweets on Monday toward the singer. Kardashian quoted that Swift’s representative’s statement from 2016 which said that the singer “declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.”
West has yet to comment publicly on the matter.