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A still from Kanye’s “Famous” video, released earlier this yearvia YouTube

Kim Kardashian proves Taylor Swift knew about Kanye lyrics

A Snapchat video shows Kanye West rapping a portion of the song to Swift, who describes part of it as a 'compliment'

As someone who’s more or less constantly being recorded, Kim Kardashian has used her social media skills to potentially prove that Kanye West did inform Taylor Swift about his reference to her in “Famous”, using Snapchat to record the evidence.

In the video, Kanye raps “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex”, before explaining “I think this is a really cool thing to have”.

Swift replies: “I know, it’s like a compliment kind of. Yeah, I mean, what's dope about the line is it's very tongue in cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that's really nice.”

“I just had a responsibility to you as a friend, thanks for being so cool about it,” Kanye says.

“For you to ask me if I'd be okay with it, I really appreciate it,” Swift says. “I’d never expect you to tell me about a line in your song.”

“Relationships are more important than punchlines, you know.” Kanye explains.

Swift also goes on to say she will tell the media she did in fact know about the line.

After a Life of Pablo listening party in New York in February, the 1989 singer’s reps came out with a statement that alleged she knew nothing about the lyrics. “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his “Famous” on her Twitter account,” the statement read. “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous’.”

In an interview with GQ last month, Kardashian West revealed that she had the footage of the mobile conversation where Swift approved the lyrics. The reality star and business woman said she and her husband had received a legal letter from Swift’s team demanding the video was deleted. “(Swift's camp) sent an attorney's letter like, ‘Don’t you dare do anything with that footage,’ and asking us to destroy it,” said Kardashian. West also took to Twitter in February to address the act of 'censorship' and how he had been "demonised" despite their conversation. 

At the last Grammy Awards, Swift slammed West’s lyrics while accepting Album of the Year. “There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Swift said. “But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and know that it was you.”

Since Kardashian West’s revelation, Swift has posted a defence on her social media, contesting her approval of the particular line where she’s called a “bitch”. With a screengrab on Twitter and Instagram, Swift wrote: “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn't exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone's emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world.”