Kim Kardashian-West, wife of rapper Kanye West, shocked the entire world recently by releasing a video on her Snapchat account featuring her husband having a discussion over the phone with Taylor Swift over the lyrics to his song “Famous.”
For those of you living under a rock (we envy you), one part of that song goes: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn).” Swift has voiced her outrage at this offensive couplet in the past. However, Kardashian’s now infamous video appears to show Swift okaying the song.
Swift has fired back that she never okayed being called a “bitch” and that the video being secretely recorded and then released into the world is a violation of California law. With a coup going down in Turkey, most internet users would still rather talk about this celebrity slugfest.
And, apparently, Swift is concerned about winning over the Chinese internet. Yesterday, an official statement was posted on her Weibo account, detailing Taytay’s side of the story.
The post is captioned in English and Chinese: “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.”
Swift’s post has received 24,000 likes on Weibo along with 6,000 comments. As you might expect, most of the comments are firmly in support of her pop princess.
“MeiMei (霉霉, a nickname that Chinese fans use for TSwift), always support you, don’t care about others say, let’s shake it off! Come on! (Sorry, my English isn’t very good),” another wrote.
“Why would any sane person record a phone call when you’re talking with your friend? If he’s not plotting against her, I don’t know what he’s doing. As for her statement, I honestly have no idea why people hate her so much. What’s wrong with her defending herself when the world turns against her?” another inquired.
“I have two questions: why did he record the phone call in the first place? And why didn’t she get upset when she heard the phrase ‘I think me and Taylor might still have sex?’ Meh, Hollywood is really complicated,” one web user chimed in.
“I love Taylor Swift and I will never insult her the way haters do. If some fans want to leave her because of this video, so be it. I will always support her no matter what happens,” one diehard Swiftie declared.
And so, it seems that the Chinese internet has spoken. Of course, this never really was a fair fight. Swift has almost 5 million followers on her official Weibo account, while West and Kardashian have yet to make an account.
If you haven’t seen the video, you can watch it below:
Also, if you’re looking to gamble then check out Taobao. Last month, Chinese netizens were making bets on how long Taylor’s new romance with British actor Tom Hiddleston would last. We imagine you can get some action for this feud as well.
By Katie Ngai