Taylor Swift already had captured the media’s negative attention when her breakup with DJ Calvin Harris instanteously sent her into the arms of a new lover, Tom Hiddleston. But at this point her love life is going totally under the radar with the latest drama with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The feud began in 2009, when Taylor won an award for her ‘You Belong With Me’ music video and Kayne infamously interrupted her, grabbing the mic saying Beyonce’s video was superior. Katy Perry put that incident best: “F*CK U KANYE. IT’S LIKE U STEPPED oN A KITTEN.” Notably, Perry and Swift didn’t have bad blood at that time.
However, since 2009 Taylor and Kanye seem to have put the past behind them, and were photographed at various functions having a good time together. They even had dinner at Kanye’s favourite restaurant. Kanye sent her a beautiful bouquet of white flowers that she posted to Instagram with the caption “Awww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFFs”.
Upon the release of Kanye’s “Famous” track, Taylor (and her fans) were outraged at a line where Kanye refers to her as a “b*tch” and credits himself for her success. Taylor has since stated she cannot “approve of a song she’d never heard” and expressed her outright disgust about the line. On the other hand, West insisted that Taylor had given him her “blessing” for that line. It was a tough call on which side to take, but Taylor’s speech at the Grammy’s calling Kanye out for “undercutting her success” was pretty convincing.
Kim Kardashian spoke out about the issue in an interview claiming that Taylor was playing the “victim” card once again and the lyrics definitely had Swift’s seal of approval.
Then on National Snake Day, the #KimExposedTaylorParty got started. Kim Kardashian West released a video of the phone call conversation between her husband and Swift in which Swift approves ‘Famous’ with words of encouragement. In the transcript, both West and Swift note they value each other’s friendship and have mutual respect.
Swift explicity states: “I mean go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me, that’s really nice.” She continues to say, “And you know, if people ask me about it I think it would be great for me to be like, ‘Look, he called me and told me the line before it came out. Like, jokes on you guys, We’re fine.’”
The internet broke loose. Sides were taken by their respective celebrity friends, with drama unfolding with BFF Selena Gomez:
Chloe Mortez (who actually does have valid points):
Demi Lovato, making her point with a passive agressive but not so subtle “like”:
Taylor was quick to release a statement of her own:
However this was met with criticism with many convinced she had written the statement a while ago and this was all part of an elaborate Swift scheme. So it seems like Taylor’s repuation is ruined, along with her career. People all over the Internet have started to worship Kim K but Taylor’s stayed pretty quiet since.
However, outside of the hype and haze that is all the drama unfolding, few seem to point out or even realize that Kim Kardashian West’s action may have serious legal reprecussions. While being a snake (ahem, Taylor) isn’t a crime, violation of privacy laws definitely is.
As Taylor asserts the fact she was “secretly recorded”, Kim could be facing privacy violation charges shortly. In Buzzfeed‘s interview with attorney Troy Slaten, the following facts from a legal standpoint are noted:
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