Kardashian told the magazine that Swift “approved” the song and was pretending to be offended when it came out in February. “She totally approved that,” Kardashian said in the article. “She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t.”
Swift’s camp released a lengthy statement hitting back at the reality star and her marriage to West.
“Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian, as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West,” The statement reads. “However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place.”
The statement goes on to say, “It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that b**ch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware [of the lyrics] is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”
Swift has always denied knowing anything ahead of time about West’s song, which is off his “Life of Pablo” album and released an initial statement when the song was released. Shortly after, West hosted “SNL” and was recorded backstage calling Swift a “fake a**.”