A newly leaked video clip of the entire four-year-old phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his controversial song “Famous” has been posted online and further complicates the picture of what happened.
In “Famous,” West raps: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why? I made that b—- famous.”
Upon its release in 2016, West was condemned by many for the line, including Swift. He insisted the singer had given her blessing to the lyric. But she denied ever hearing the lyric “I made that b—- famous.”
Newly leaked video of Taylor Swift’s conversation with Kanye West seemingly prove that she wasn’t lying about him not getting full approval of a lyric in “Famous.”
The new clips seem to corroborate Swift’s claims that West didn’t tell her the full lyrics of the song. But they also show West repeatedly asking Taylor for her approval of the sex lyric and she telling him she thinks it’s funny, just as the rapper said when the song first was released.
“I never would have expected you to tell me about a line in one of your songs,” Swift tells him. “That’s really nice that you did.”
This new footage was posted online from an unknown source late Friday night and rapidly spread across social media. Unlike other videos previously posted of the call, it shows all 25 minutes, albeit chopped up.
Neither representatives for Taylor Swift nor Kanye West immediately responded to Fox News request for comment.
The release of the new footage has added a new twist to the drama: While West was heavily criticized when it was initially released and Swift made it clear she was unhappy with it, West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, seemed to vindicate her husband months later by releasing snippets of the call where Swift appeared to approve the lyrics.
That led to a major backlash for Swift, who has described that time as a low point in her life and career. However, the true point of contention seems to be about whether or not West got Swift’s approval to use the word, “b—-.”
Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Swift held a grudge against the rapper for a decade and counting since the incident.
In the newly released video clips, West tells Swift he’s working on a song and wants to use the lyric: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” But he is not heard telling her the line, “I made that b—- famous.”
In response, Swift is heard saying: “I’m glad it’s not mean though. It doesn’t feel mean, but like, oh my God, the build-up you gave it. I thought it was gonna be like, ‘that stupid dumb b—-,’ like, but it’s not.”
The two have had a contentious past. West famously interrupted Swift’s speech during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when she won for best female video. But they apparently put differences aside and she introduced him when he won the video vanguard award at the 2015 VMAs. Then came the infamous phone call about “Famous.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.