HomeTV and MoviesTaylor Swift and Kanye West’s ‘unedited’ 2016 infamous phone call leaks online – The Sun
Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s ‘unedited’ 2016 infamous phone call leaks online – The Sun
THE infamous 2016 phone call between Taylor Swift and Kanye West has leaked online unedited, revealing the truth behind their lyric dispute.
Taylor, 30, called out rapper Kayne for using her name in his 2016 song 'Famous' in a derogatory way, but his wife Kim Kardashian shared their supposed phone call at time where Taylor appears to agree to her name being used.
In the hit song, Kanye raps: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that b**** famous."
However, new footage leaked online seems to prove that Taylor was not told about the second verse, in which he calls her a b**ch.
In the clip, Kanye can be seen sat at a desk as he reads the first lyric out to the Shake It Off hitmaker.
Laughing in response, Taylor replies: "That’s not mean."
Kanye then explains: "That’s why I’m calling you because you got an army, you own a country of motherf**king two billion people basically.
"That if you felt that it’s funny and cool and hip hop and felt like the College Dropout and the artists that you love, then people would be way into it. And that’s why I think it’s super genius to have you be the one who says, 'Oh I like this song, yeah whatever, it’s cool'."
Taylor then continues to laugh and tells him: "I mean I need to think about it, because you know you hear something for the first time and you just need to think about it.
"Because it is absolutely crazy! I’m glad it’s not mean though, it doesn’t feel mean."
Kanye then replied: "If you think that that’s cool, then it’s cool, if not… I mean we are launching on Good Friday on Soundcloud, on the site…"
Taylor responds: "The thing about me is anything that I do becomes like a feminist thing for me, and if I launch it they’ll just turn it into something that… I think if I launch it, it will be less cool.
"Because 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.
"I dunno, I kinda feel like people would try to make it negative if it came from me, do you know what I mean?" she adds before the video cuts off.
After the song was released and Taylor hit out at Kanye, he insisted that he had run all of the lyrics past her but the blonde singer continued to deny his claim, which was why Kim felt the need to call Taylor out.
Last year, Taylor discussed the incident during an interview with Rolling Stone, saying: "When I heard the song, I was like, 'I’m done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let’s be on bad terms, but just be real about it'.
"And then he literally did the same thing to Drake. He gravely affected the trajectory of Drake’s family and their lives. It’s the same thing. Getting close to you, earning your trust, detonating you… Go watch Drake talk about what happened."
Tension between the stars first arose back in 2009 when Kanye stormed the stage at the MYTV VMAs as Taylor accepted her award for Best Female Video.
The Gold Digger rapper famously told Taylor: ‘I’ma let you finish but, Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time,’ referring to her iconic Single Ladies visuals which were nominated.