The Most Savage Responses To Kim Kardashian’s Exposure Of Taylor Swift
Last night, as you, dear reader, are surely aware, the heavens broke open and the public was blessed with a gift, a gift courtesy of Investigative Reporter™ Kimberly Kardashian West. To recap, Kim released a video on Snapchat showing a phone call between her husband Kanye West and Taylor Swift, in which Taylor tacitly approved lyrics referencing her on Kanye’s track “Famous.” As we all know, Swift has been adamant in her criticism of the song. Her rep stated that Taylor cautioned Kanye against releasing a song with such a “strong misogynistic message,” and she even essentially subtweeted the rapper in her Grammy acceptance speech.
It all truly came to a head in Kim’s genius GQ profile by Caity Weaver, in which Kim detailed that Taylor had approved the “Famous” lyrics over the phone with Kanye. Taylor’s rep followed up with a statement denying that she approved a lyric referencing her as “that bitch,” and that Taylor was “humiliated” when she heard the song. Coincidentally, pictures of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston frolicking on the beach (“Tinker Taylor Snogs A Spy” remains the best headline of all time, bravo Sun) came out on the same day as Kim’s GQ cover.
We may not be Us Weekly types, but this is all just too good. TOO GOOD. In a twist of brilliant timing, last night’s episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians featured Kim telling her family about the profile, and how she had used it to explicitly defend her husband. And then, right after it aired, she released the Snaps. Evan Spiegel owes Kim a gift basket or something, right? And Kris Jenner must be pleased—as is most of the internet. Swift released a statement saying that she had never approved the “that bitch” lyric, which is, in fairness, never referenced on video. But in the wake of witnessing the jovial, polite conversation between Swift and West, people are… amused. Check out the most hilarious memes and reactions below. Happy #KimExposedTaylorParty.
Taylor Swift: “And I would’ve gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling Kardashians!" pic.twitter.com/7KS2rY1BGs
— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 18, 2016
Taylor Swift better adopt a child tomorrow 🙏🏽😭🙏🏽
— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) July 18, 2016
Blake defends woody but silent tonight
— Spencer Pratt (@spencerpratt) July 18, 2016
kanye began the work of getting taylor out of here in 2009 but man's time isn't god's time.
— Deaux (@dstfelix) July 13, 2016
@ira clearly Kim really did work the register at Dash once or twice because she knows where to find the receipts
— Molly Lambert (@mollylambert) July 18, 2016
when did you all become telephone recording legal experts? kim is doing investigative reporting and protected by shield law. hello!!!
— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) July 18, 2016
This is a God's dream.
— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) July 18, 2016
Taylor's PR team right now pic.twitter.com/iJ4aphYLII
— Kara (@kara__chung) July 18, 2016
Taylor stans rn https://t.co/m1F8TPoHNa
— ️ribs (@rrs_98) July 18, 2016
The Internet: Look at what Kim did
Me: I don't care
The Internet: She spilled the tea on Taylor
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) July 18, 2016
the fact that the back button is "search" suggests she wrote this a while ago
— Becca Laurie, PI (@imbeccable) July 18, 2016
And let us never forget…
it's important to remember that beyoncé is the catalyst of all this and therefore all that has been done has been done in her honor
— Deaux (@dstfelix) July 18, 2016
Stay tuned to Milk unless we die from laughter over #KimExposedTaylorParty
Image via Slate.