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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, singer Kanye West takes the microphone from singer Taylor Swift as she accepts the "Best Female Video" award during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Swift may have ended her feud with Katy Perry but the one with Kanye West seems simply not to want to die. New leaked video clip of the entire four-year-old phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his controversial song "Famous" have been posted online and further complicate the picture of what happened.(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Taylor Swift's publicist takes aim at Kim Kardashian in feud


The Kanye West and Taylor Swift public beef has reignited again with the ongoing feud now involving his wife and Swift's publicist.

Swift’s publicist, Tree Paine, fired back Monday night at Kim Kardashian West who had defended herself after someone released a full, but clipped video of Kanye West and Swift discussing his song “Famous.” Kardashian West posted several tweets Monday to address Swift who said in a statement earlier in the day on Instagram that she was illegally recorded in the “manipulated” video.

West was condemned for his lyric “I made that bitch famous” in his song “Famous,” which was released in 2016. The rapper said Swift gave her blessing to use the lyric during a phone call, but the singer denied ever hearing the lyric.

The new footage of the phone call between West and Swift was posted online from an unknown source Friday night. The video shows all 25 minutes of the conversation but chopped up.

The new clips seem to corroborate Swift's claims that West didn't tell her the full lyrics of the song. But they also show West repeatedly asking Taylor for her approval of the sex lyric and she does tell him she thinks it’s funny, just as the rapper said when the song first was released.

Previously, Kardashian West seemed to vindicate her husband - months later - by releasing snippets of the call where Swift appeared to approve the lyrics. She said in a tweet Monday that Swift lied through her publicist that “Kanye never called to ask for permission.”

In response, Paine said in her tweet Monday that West did not call to get the lyric approved from Swift. She said West asked Swift if she could release the song on her Twitter account but she declined.

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How unedifying and pointless.

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I'm just devastated at this feud between Tree Paine and Kim Kardashian.

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Coronavirus? Death? The destruction of the global economy?

Nah. This is what’s really important for some people- a trivial feud between two rich spoiled luvvies.

Come the Revolution...

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Good to see that some people are focused on what's really important...

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yes we live in strange times; Swift who is a product of white privilege, a liberal and a Trump hater and Kayne who is black, some struggles but supports Trump.

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Swift who is a product of white privilege, a liberal and a Trump hater and Kayne who is black, some struggles but supports Trump.

Swift is a liberal, but Kanye is black? How do those descriptions pair up? One assumes a political stance based on skin color? It's strange that a black man should have a political stance of his own? (Incidentally, Kanye's upbringing was rather privileged as well.)

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Swift who is a product of white privilege, a liberal and a Trump hater and Kayne who is black, some struggles but supports Trump.


You call one artist a Trump hater but the other one is more a supporter.

Should the latter not be a Trump lover, given the logic here?

I listen to both artist, by the way.

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Two losers. The music of both of them sucks. And Kim Kardassian is a pseudo-celebrity famous for a constructed body and a stupid sex tape. Shallow!

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