Taylor Swift has slammed Kim Kardashian West for accusing her of lying about "approving" the controversial verse in Kanye West's recently-released song Famous. The Blank Space hit-maker has reportedly said that she "recognises the pressure" the reality TV star must would be under to support her husband, and added that it would be better if the Wests "left her alone".
Kanye has allegedly made a scathing remark about the 26-year-old singer in the song, wherein he raps: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b***h famous." The 39-year-old singer's wife said that he had sought Swift's approval for the, which she apparently okayed.
Kim told GQ magazine that Swift had approved the controversial verse and even promised to laugh about the song during the Grammy Awards.
"She totally approved that," Kim said. "She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn't. I swear, my husband gets so much shit for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved," the 35-year-old TV star added.
However, replying to Kim's comments, a spokesperson for Swift said, "Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognises the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. 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.
"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 bitch' in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift."
Swift was reportedly left "humiliated" after the song was released.
"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 being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone," the spokesperson added.