Kim Kardashian And Taylor Swift are in social media battle over the phone call leak.
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Things have escalated quickly in the recent drama between Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift. 

The 2016 phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift leaked in full by an unknown source, and has sparked the drama and anger between Swift and the Kardashian-West family. Swift and Kardashian liked a few posts from fans that vindicated their beliefs about the video, but Kardashian just took it to another level. 

The reality star took to her Twitter to share to her millions of followers her exact thoughts on the newly leaked video.

Kardashian called out Swift for bringing up the years-old drama.

At this point it's entirely unclear how the phone call was recently leaked in full. The video is surfacing throughout social media though, and Swift has responded by liking fan's posts on Tumblr. However, so has Kardashian via Twitter. 

The reality star began her statement, ".@taylorswift13 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 accused Swift of lying.

She continued, "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."

Swift had not made any comments directly about the newly released video, but she had in the past bashed Kardashian and Kanye West for "bullying" and not getting her permission for the song "Famous" and music video.

Acknowledged that Kanye used the word "bitch" without Swift's consent. 

Kardashian did acknowledge Swift's biggest concern, which was the use of the word "bitch." 

She tweeted, "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."

Kardashian wants to finally clear the air of all of this drama.


Kardashian continued her thread, "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..."

Kardashian seems to be trying to clear the air and get her message across, but why?

It's strange this drama has even been brought up at all.

The tweet continues, "'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."

Kardashian pulled a quote from Swift's initial public statement via her publicist. However, Swift's publicist fired back, now, too. Tree Paine, the publicist, tweeted, "I’m Taylor’s publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement. Btw, when you take parts out, that’s editing. P.S. who did you guys piss off to leak that video?"

The statement reads: "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."

Kardashian initially put clips of the phone call on her Snapchat, but not the video in its entirety.

Kardashian wrote, "I never edited the footage (another lie) - I only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make my point and the full video that recently leaked doesn’t change the narrative." 

The new video does put the original clips into context, and certainly shows more of what went unsaid on West's part. However, it is also clear that Swift was well aware of the song and its message, however misogynistic that might be.

Kardashian will continue to stick up for her husband.

She continued, "To add, Kanye as an artist has every right to document his musical journey and process, just like she recently did through her documentary." 

So the video footage must be from an upcoming documentary West has about his career. That means that someone from West's inner circle had to have leaked the footage.

According to Kim, this footage was never meant to be seen.

Kardashian wrote, "Kanye has documented the making of all of his albums for his personal archive, however has never released any of it for public consumption & the call between the two of them would have remained private or would have gone in the trash had she not lied & forced me to defend him." 

Kardashian defended her reaction to Swift's response to West's song, but revealed that this video footage would have been discarded.

Either way this years-old drama seems irrelevant at this point. 


We'll probably never know why this footage came forward, and Kim is clearly done talking about it. Kardashian finished her Twitter rant with, "This will be the last time I speak on this because honestly, nobody cares. Sorry to bore you all with this. I know you are all dealing with more serious and important matters."

Swift simply shared this message to her Instagram.

Instead of commenting directly to Kardashian, Swift let her publicist do the talking. Plus, she shared a message to her Instagram Story that spelled out exactly how she felt about the entire situation. 

"Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that was 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." 

Swift included a link to donate to Feeding America. Maybe this means the 2016 drama is finally put to rest.