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Kim Kardashian just took Taylor Swift and Kanye's feud to the next level

2016-07-18
Kim Kardashian took to Snapchat in the early hours of this morning (July 18) to reveal what she claims is "the truth" about the ongoing Kanye West and Taylor Swift feud. Swift, who fell out big time last week with ex Calvin Harris after he accused her of trying to "bury" him, has been involved in a renewed spat with the rapper since hitting out at a lyric in his track 'Famous', in which he declares "Me and Taylor might still have sex/I made that bitch famous". West - who was later overheard branding Swift a "fake ass" - claimed he had received her permission to use the lyric, something which the 1989 hitmaker denied. At the time, Taylor's publicist said: "Kanye did not call for approval but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message". Kanye's wife Kim later backed up her husband in an interview with GQ, claiming that the couple had a video recording of a conversation with Swift in which she grants permission, and that Swift's legal team had threatened them after discovering its existence. Seemingly keen to clear up the controversy once ad for all, this morning (July 18) Kardashian appeared to release the video in question - and it's sent the internet into meltdown. The footage sees Kanye on the phone to Swift, reciting the lyric "Me and Taylor might still have sex" before being told by the singer: "It seems like a compliment, kind of." "I really appreciate you telling me about it", she adds. Kanye tells her: "I just had a responsibility to you as a friend, you know?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jprU442C43w Shortly after dropping that bombshell, Kim took to Twitter, saying: "There's a big difference between shading someone and speaking the truth!" https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/754852342801895424 Swift hasn't wasted anytime responding, however, posting a lengthy statement on Twitter pointed out that the footage doesn't show her approving the lyric "I made that bitch famous" - the one she took a swipe at in her Grammy acceptance speech. The 26-year-old then accused Kim and Kanye of attempted "character assassination", adding: "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009." https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/754894689900359680 Naturally, the internet has since exploded. https://twitter.com/uncannyinhumans/status/754934663135817728 https://twitter.com/deluxejustin/status/754926400620994560 https://twitter.com/JamesDelamare/status/754937247984648192 https://twitter.com/kaitlinpadgett2/status/754927335929843712 https://twitter.com/sbstryker/status/754884648581201920 And what did we all learn from this? https://twitter.com/MsBeyhave/status/754893531072913409 Taylor's 'squad' of celebrity pals also began rallying round the singer with Selena Gomez seeming to jump to her defence, saying "there are more important things to talk about". https://twitter.com/selenagomez/status/754896317369970689 One astute tweeter then took the opportunity to talk about Ms Gomez' silence over political issues such as Black Lives Matter. https://twitter.com/prasejeebus/status/754897323294162944 In a now deleted response, the 'Hands To Myself' singer questions the effectiveness of the Black Lives Matter hashtag. CnoDwf1UsAAPtDh   Whether you're Team Taylor or Team Kimye, obviously the main question is: Where on earth will this saga head next? More stories: Mum creates Tinder profiles for gay twin sons to find them boyfriends – WATCH ‘Coming out to my wife was hard, but coming out to my family was another level entirely’