”Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened.”
Less than an hour after Kim Kardashian posted a video of Kanye West calling Taylor Swift to get her approval for lyrics on ‘Famous’, Taylor responded with a post of her own on Instagram — claiming that Kanye never told her that he’d be referring to her as “that bitch” on the song and that he never played the song for her prior to its release.
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song?,” Taylor begins. “It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world.”
“Of course I wanted to like the song,” she continued. “I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me that I would love the song. I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did.”
Taylor then went on to say that while she had tried to be supportive of Kanye when he called her for her approval of the track on ‘Famous’, that it was impossible for her to have truly given it to him given the fact that she’d never actually heard it before it was released.
“Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination,” she ended. “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
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