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Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian in war of words over leaked call

Taylor Swift says she feels “vindicated” after footage of her contentious 2016 phone call with Kanye West emerged online.

Taylor Swift

The tape shows that, although West sought Swift’s permission to use her name in one of his songs, he failed to say he’d refer to her as “that bitch”.

Swift has always maintained she would not have approved the lyric.

But West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, called the star “self-serving” for drawing attention to the leak.

Kardashian intensified the feud in 2016 by posting excerpts of the phone call, purporting to show that Swift had spoken to West and been enthusiastic about the song.

The resulting backlash saw Swift’s social media accounts flooded with snake emojis from people accusing her of lying and being duplicitous.

After the tape of the full conversation made its way online, Swift posted a statement on Instagram asking fans to donate to the charity Feeding America instead of asking her how she felt about the leak.

However, she added that the footage proved “that I was telling the truth the whole time about that call”.

“You know, the one that was illegally recorded, that somebody edited and manipulated to frame me and put me, my family and my fans through hell for four years.” –