Everyone has something to say about Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian’s feud.
Stars such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Pharrell Williams have made it clear on social media whose side they’re on, but now Wendy Williams is chiming in with her perspective. The talk show host opened up about the recorded footage Kim shared on her Snapchat Sunday night that showed Kanye West asking T. Swift for permission to rap some lyrics.
“For all my Southside n—–s that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” Kanye said when reading a portion of the lyrics to the song. Kanye is also overheard saying that he doesn’t “want to do rap that makes people feel bad.”
“Umm, yeah go with whatever line you think is better,” Taylor replied. “It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice.”
The “Style” songstress continued, “I really appreciate it, the heads up is so nice. Even asking or seeing if I would be okay with it and I really appreciate it. I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs.” But back in February, Taylor’s rep told E! News that “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.’
Kim has yet to post video or audio of Taylor approving the lyrics “I made that bitch famous.”
In her analysis, Wendy also acknowledged that there isn’t footage of that specific lyric getting approval. “OK, so what has been exposed is what Kanye has said all along. That he talked to Taylor about the song and that he was going to include her in it. What he didn’t tell her is that the last line, ‘I made the B-famous,'” she explained.
“Sometimes you don’t mind being called the ‘B’ in the right context. Like if you’re wrist are above your head,” she continued. “Other times…women, we can’t have it both ways but we do. Kind of like the ‘N’ word. You know how black people throw around the ‘N’ word and it’s cool sometimes, according to some black people, and not cool other times, you know? The same with the ‘B’ word with women everywhere.”
However, Williams felt the “Out of the Woods” singer should have been honest from the get-go.
“So Taylor should of explained she didn’t know all of the lyrics…She totally acted like ‘I didn’t know anything about it. Kanye was wrong on every single level.’ In the meantime Kanye sounded very nice on the phone. I think he only has two levels, though. Either high intense or low key, nice. There’s nothing in-between,” Wendy added.
“Sounds to me like they had a very lovely conversation. Taylor knew what he was going to say but it also sounds like Taylor has a right to be pissed because he ended up using, ‘I made the B famous.”
After Kim shared the footage on her Snapchat account, Taylor took to Instagram to respond. In her message, Taylor explained that Kanye never ran the “bitch” lyric by her. “Where in 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. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world,” the post began. “Of course I wanted to like the song. I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me that I would love the song.”
She continued, “I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did. While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard.”