Taylor Swift wasted no time responding to the latest bit of drama she finds herself in. After Kim Kardashian posted several videos on Snapchat of Taylor “approving” Kanye West’s raunchy “owes me sex” lines from his track “Famous,” the internet exploded, roasting Taylor just like Kim wanted.
Well, Taylor obviously got wind of everything going on and took to Instagram to defend herself and ask to be “excluded from this narrative.” Swift captioned the post “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet” and posted a lengthy response. There she says she never approved of Kanye’s use of the word “bitch” and proclaimed “I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me I would love the song.” Taylor calls the whole ordeal “character assassination” and said she’s “being falsely painted as a liar.” The 1989 singer also says she never heard the actual song, so while she approved of one line, she didn’t approve of the song as a whole. “I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did.”
There may be some inconsistencies, as Taylor does seem to be approving of the “made that bitch famous” part of “Famous” in Kim’s videos. At one point she mentions “It doesn’t matter if I sold seven million of that album… you didn’t know who I was before that,” seemingly referring to Kanye making her famous, at least in his mind. The video is admittedly choppy and in pieces so what she was referring to exactly is unknown.
Eventually, the 26-year-old singer finishes the statement off with a simple request: “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”