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 at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Swift may have ended her feud with Katy Perry, but Kanye West's just seems like she doesn't want to die. The new leaked video of the rapper and pop superstar's four-year phone call about his controversial song "Famous" was released online and further complicates the picture of what happened (AP Photo / Jason DeCrow, File)
Swift's publicist Tree Paine responded Monday night to Kim Kardashian West, who had defended herself after someone released a video, clipped into segments, of the full 25-minute conversation of Kanye West and Swift discussing their song. "Famous". Kardashian West posted several tweets on Monday to address Swift, who said in a previous statement on Instagram that she was illegally recorded in the "tampered" video.
West was convicted of a letter in which he called Swift a bitch in his 2016 song "Famous." The rapper said Swift blessed him with using the lyrics during a phone call, but the singer denied having heard the lyrics.
The new footage of the phone call between West and Swift was posted online from an unknown source Friday night.
The new clips appear to corroborate Swift's claims that West did not tell him the full lyrics to the song. But they also show West repeatedly asking Taylor for his approval of a lyrics in which he raps: "I feel like Taylor and I could still have sex, why? I made that bitch famous." Swift tells West that he thinks it's fun, just like the rapper said when the song was first released.
Previously, Kardashian West seemed to vindicate her husband, months later, by releasing snippets of the call in which Swift seemed to approve of the lyrics. She said in a tweet on Monday that Swift lied through her publicist that "Kanye never called for permission."
In response, Paine said in his tweet Monday that West did not call for Swift to approve the letter. She said West asked Swift if she could release the song on her Twitter account, but she declined.