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Taylor Swift dismisses Kanye West call leak, calls for COVID-19 donations instead

/ 05:23 PM March 24, 2020
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Taylor Swift. Image: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

As the feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West is reignited, the former asked fans to just focus on “what really matters” by calling for donations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Swift diverted her fans’ attention to the World Health Organization and to nonprofit organization Feeding America, which are both in need of donations, as per her Instagram Stories earlier today, March 24.

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“Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that leaked, proving that I was telling the truth the whole time about *that call* (you know, the one that was illegally recorded, that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family and fans through hell for 4 years)…SWIPE UP to see what really matters,” Swift said.

“The World Health Organization and Feeding America are some of the organizations I’ve been donating to. If you have the ability to, please join me in donating during this crisis,” she said on the following Instagram Story.

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Swift was referring to the 25-minute long footage of her phone call with West discussing the lyrics of his song “Famous”, which has been circulating all over the internet since last week. The video showed an uncut conversation of West asking Swift to share his song on her Twitter account.

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Image: screengrab from Instagram/@taylorswift

“Famous” contained the lyrics “For all my Southside n— that know me best/ I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous,” which has been the root of the feud. Swift’s camp said West did not ask for her approval regarding the lyrics, while the rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian is accusing Swift of lying about West not calling.

Swift’s publicist Tree Paine refuted Kardashian’s claim earlier today through Twitter, taking a jab at how the reality television show star “edited” her statement. Kardashian is also being accused of editing the videos of the phone call back in 2016 as she only posted snippets of it on her Snapchat account.

“I’m Taylor’s publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement. Btw, when you take parts out, that’s editing,” Paine 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. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous,'” the publicist’s statement read.

Kardashian claimed, however, that “the lie was never about the word bitch.”

“It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation,” Kardashian said via Twitter also today. JB

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