Kim Kardashian referred to a statement in 2016 made by Taylor Swift’s publicist, Tree Paine, in a new batch of tweets. Subsequently, Tree took to Twitter to clear things up AND fired back at Kim!
Taylor Swift’s Publicist Tree Paine Fires Back at Kim Kardashian
Tree Paine, Taylor Swift’s publicist, threw some shade at Kim Kardashian by re-posting the statement she originally gave in the year 2016 about Taylor and Kanye West’s phone call regarding the song “Famous.” She shared the statement again after Kim referenced it in a series of tweets on March 23rd. “I’m Taylor’s publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement,” she tweeted. “Btw, when you take parts out, that’s editing.” Her tweet’s second part attributes to Kim’s claim that she never “edited” the video of Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s phone call when she posted clips of it on Snapchat in July. Meanwhile, this whole dispute was triggered again because, on 21st March, the FULL version of the phone call leaked, and Tree added in her tweet, “PS who did you guys piss off to leak that video??” with crying laugh emojis.
Kim Tweets Back
In her tweet on 23rd March, Kim accused that Taylor Swift “lied through her publicist” when this drama started in the year 2016. Kim insisted that Tree’s statement said, “Kanye never called [Taylor] to ask for permission” for rapping about her on “Famous.” So Tree re-posted her original message to show what she had really said. She had been told that Kanye did not call for her approval. He called to ask Taylor to release his single “Famous” on her Twitter account. She refused and warned him against releasing a song with such a misogynistic note. Taylor was never told of the actual lyric, “I made that b***h famous.”
Tree Paine’s statement never dismissed that a phone call had happened, as Kim claims. Instead, she had stated that Kanye’s phone call was never about permission. It was about requiring Taylor Swift to promote the song “Famous” herself. The full version of the phone call’s video (which was illegally recorded) proved this.
Full Version of Taylor and Kanye’s Phone Call Leak
When the full version of the video leaked, many criticised Kim Kardashian on social media. They criticised her for altering the clips that she originally posted on Snapchat in the year 2016. Kim lied that she never edited the footage, trying to defend herself in her 23rd March tweets. Kim further tried to shield herself. She said that she only posted a few clips on Snapchat to make her point. In addition, she said that the full video which hat was leaked doesn’t change the narrative.
Taylor Swift’s Comments
The singer Taylor Swift, also made a comment when the full video leaked on 23rd March. She said that it proved that she was telling the truth the whole time. She also slammed Kim and Kanye for the illegal recording of the phone call, for editing it and using it for her manipulation in public, which put her, her family, and her fans through turmoil for four years. Taylor has openly spoken regarding how the result from her 2016 drama with Kim and Kanye was part of the reason for her to “go into hiding for a full year” in 2017.
Taylor has always been very clear that her problem with this whole situation was that Kanye West never informed her he would call her “that b****” in the song “Famous.” However, according to Kim Kardashian, Taylor initially tried to lie that a phone call didn’t take place through Tree Paine’s statement. That, as Tree cleared up by re-sharing the message, is not true.