"I'ma let you finish," but I remember exactly where I was in 2009 when I heard the news that Kanye West had swooped up to the stage at the 2009 VMAs to usurp Taylor Swift's moment when she was awarded Best Female Video, stealing the mic to let everyone know that Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" should have won — sowing the seed for what would soon turn out to be the juiciest, most exciting and long-standing celebrity feud in pop culture history.
Now, seven years later, I will remember exactly where I was when I saw Kim Kardashian West's Snapchats of video footage of Swift agreeing to West's now-famous line about Swift in his song "Famous" — snaps that expose Swift as fake (or if not fake, then definitely a liar).
This is everything that has gone down in the last 12 hours at the #KimExposedTaylorParty, in chronological order.
An hour after "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" aired at 10pm on July 17, Kim Kardashian, faithful wife of Kanye West, began to leak video footage of Taylor Swift agreeing to Kanye West's now-famous line in "Famous" — a line that Taylor's reps claim she "never agreed to."
In Kardashian's interview with GQ back in June, she revealed that there was video footage of Swift agreeing to the line "for all my Southside n*** who know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," and even saying that she planned to tell the press that she was "in on the joke" all along. This is completely the opposite of what Swift ended up doing — which was shading West in her Grammy "Album of the Year" speech, continuing the 2009 narrative she built of West bullying Swift.
This "exposing" of Taylor is huge, because it proves something we've all long suspected — that she manipulates her relationships with the people in her life to make herself look better. She has countless times exploited others and "played the victim" in her music to sell albums.
Swift has built her entire career on spilling tea and controlling her narrative. In this song off 2010's "Speak Now," Swift slut-shames Camilla Belle, the actress who her ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas dumped her for.
In the song "Dear John," Swift completely eviscerates John Mayer.
I am not here to defend Mayer, but if Taylor is going to talk about "assassination of her character," let's look at all of these examples.
And in this song, Swift openly scolds West for his behavior at the 2009 VMAs.
Lol, Swift is probably wishing she never put this album out right now.
In "Bad Blood" off "1989," Swift throws ex-friend Katy Perry under the bus for her own gain.
These all point to major holes in Taylor's "I would like to be excluded from this narrative" argument.
Mostly because Swift's Grammys speech was a response to the lyrics that SHE DID approve. If Swift is okay with "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," why is she so upset about being called a bitch?
Taylor wanting to be "left out of the narrative" is PRETTY IRONIC, considering her entire career is based on throwing other celebrities into her narrative against their will.
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