Liar, liar, pants on fire.
Last night, the internet exploded when Kim Kardashian posted video footage to Snapchat of Kanye West on the phone with Taylor Swift while he wrote the lyrics to “Famous.” After denying for months that she knew about the song, and even using her Grammy speech to subliminally bash Yeezy for “taking credit” for her fame, Kim proved that T-Swift lied. Taylor responded to the footage by claiming that she was never informed of Kanye’s “I made that b**ch famous” line included on the song, but the hip hop community is not having it. After years of appropriating the culture, and playing victim to every form of criticism thrown her way, T-Swift has finally taken a major loss. Let’s take a look back and see how much of a victimizing appropriator Taylor is to the hip hop community.
Taylor has milked her feud with Kanye since 2009
Ever since he snatched the microphone from her and interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs, Taylor has been playing up the victim role throughout her career. She even performed a song that shaded him a few years later at the Grammys, which only added to the media’s bashing of him. While Yeezy has tried to right his wrongs, and sometimes doing so with a bad approach, T-Swift has taken the victim role and used it to appropriate hip hop culture.
She tried to play victim when Nicki ranted about the VMAs
When Nicki Minaj went on a Twitter tirade about being excluded from the Video of the Year nominations at the awards show, Taylor responded. The singer thought Nicki was throwing shade at her by referring to women in videos with “very slim bodies,” when she actually wasn’t specifically coming for the singer at all. Taylor responded, “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot…”
She claims she is one of Kendrick Lamar’s biggest fans
Taylor made headlines everywhere after she was seen dancing to the rapper’s performance at the Grammys two years ago with Imagine Dragons. Since then, she has claimed in interviews that she is a huge fan of his, despite not knowing the lyrics to his songs when he performed at other awards shows she also attended. She even included him in her “Bad Blood” video after getting him on the remix, but, oddly enough, has not spoken out on issues that Kendrick speaks on his music.