There is a good reasonTaylor Swift called out Kim Kardashian in TIME via a now 7-year-old phone call with Kanye West — it’s an incident for which Kim still hasn’t apologized… TMZ has learned.
Sources with direct knowledge tell us Kim never said sorry to Taylor infamous “Famous” phone call between Taylor and Kanye in 2016… the one Kim and Ye released, trying to show that Taylor was cool with the song’s sassy line about her.
If you remember, at the time of the song’s release, Taylor expressed outrage over Ye’s lyrics… “I feel like Taylor and I might still have sex // Why? I made that bitch famous.” In response to Taylor’s anger, Kim posted her version of the recorded telephone conversation in an attempt to prove that Taylor understood exactly what the song would contain.
However, the full, unedited version of the recorded conversation was eventually released, and it became clear that Kanye had not revealed that he would call Taylor a “bitch.”
Our sources say Kim never apologized to Taylor for the call — and even after the Time article, they’re still crickets.
Interestingly enough, we’re told that Taylor would actually accept an apology from Kim over the matter, even all these years later, but only under one specific condition… it would have to be done publicly.
As one source told us, a public shaming demands a public “sorry.”
Our sources say Taylor still feels Kim and Kanye were wrong… and she was stunned when Kim doubled down on her position even after the full, unedited version of their call was published.
From Kim’s views – which she made clear in tweets at the time and in subsequent interviews – Taylor’s involvement in the song, period, made her and Kanye right… but we’re told Taylor’s position has always been the same . about the use of the word ‘bitch’.
Kim downplayed that in a GQ piece … saying that all rappers use that term, and that it was NBD – and while this may sound like a lot of splitting hairs … we’re told that Taylor still feels she was gravely wronged in framing all that , something she touched on in her TIME interview.
Once again, we’re told that Taylor is still willing to bury the hatchet with Kim – who has since divorced Kanye – but at this time our sources say the two women are not in a relationship.
Adding more context to all of this, of course, is Kanye’s infamous rant that interrupted Taylor’s 2009 acceptance speech — an old feud that was rekindled in 2016 with the phone calls… and is now set to be reopened in 2023.
Based on her current feelings about the whole mess, it’s clear that TS thinks she deserves an apology, but thankfully she doesn’t seem to be holding her breath for it.
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