As we found out a few days earlier, Kim Kardashian West is the cover star of the 10th anniversary of GQ magazine’s annual “Love, Sex, and Madness” issue. Since then, the interview with Kim has surfaced online and has revealed some rather incredible insights into the private lives of her, her family, and the rest of the celebrity circus that surrounds them.
Earlier this year, Kanye's "Famous" track from the The Life of Pablo made headlines after featuring the lyric, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous." Obviously, Taylor Swift wasn't too happy about it and threw some serious shade at 'Ye during her Grammy acceptance speech. At the time it was understandable, but now Kim has shed some light into what was really going on behind the scenes. And it changes everything.
Here's some excerpts.
Kim says Taylor's deep emotional wound is nonsense—okay, she says it's a lie—and that there's video proof, because a videographer was actually filming their phone call. Why? Because Kim's husband commissions videographers to film everything when he's recording an album, for posterity (and possibly, one day, a documentary). And this is where it gets sticky.
“She totally approved that,” Kim says, shaking her head in annoyance. “She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn't. I swear, my husband gets so much shit for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.” Kim is on a roll now, speaking faster and more animatedly than at any other point during our time together. “What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?”
Swift, Kim insists, “totally gave the okay. Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he's called me a bitch in his songs. That's just, like, what they say. I never once think, [gasping]‘What a derogatory word! How dare he?’ Not in a million years. I don't know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden.… It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, ‘When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I'm so against this, and I'll just laugh and say, ‘The joke's on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.’ And I'm like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again.”
So there you have it. If Kim is to be believed, Taylor is a liar and they have proof because Kanye filmed their phone conversation as part of a future documentary about his life. The interviewer later asks Kim whether Kanye has spoken to Taylor since, to which she explains that Taylor sent over an attorney's letter reading, "Don't ever let that footage come out of me saying that. Destroy it."
Read the full interview in which Kim talks about the special way she drives Kanye crazy, what was really in O.J.’s Louis Vuitton bag, and making her life her business over at GQ.com.
After you've finished, here's why Kanye West and Taylor Swift are just as bad as each other.