In case you were socially distancing from the internet over the weekend, here’s what happened. Never-before-seen video footage of that phone call—where the two artists discuss the lyrics for West’s then-new song “Famous”—made its way online. Remember, the crux of the drama has to do with these specific lyrics on the song: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”
The additional footage appears to show that Swift was not aware the word “bitch” would be used, something she has always claimed. West is also heard asking Swift to promote the single to her millions of fans. “I’m glad it’s not mean,though,” Swift said on the call. “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 bitch,’ like, but it’s not.” Swifties took it as total vindication for their favorite.
Kim Kardashian (who first mentioned the footage existed in a 2016 GQ interview and then released it on Snapchat) hasn’t commented directly about this latest development. She did, however, “like” a telling tweet from a fan account that said, “The video showed nothing new. We all knew that. I’m so confused right now.”
Swift took a similar approach by liking a number of Tumblr posts discussing the matter. One showed a baby sleeping and read, “How I sleep at night knowing we were right all this time and now we have receipts to prove it.” Another said, “WHO WAS TELLING THE TRUTH THE ENTIRE TIME?” with a photo of Swift pointing at herself.
And that, friends, is the latest in a narrative that might never end.