Wondering WTF this #KimExposedTaylorParty is about??? Don’t Worry, TNC’s Got You!

If you’re not an avid stalker of all things social media, pop culture and interwebs-related, you might be unaware of the carnage which took place this past weekend. See a brief timeline of key events in this saga below. Feb. 14 2016 Kanye West releases his much anticipated seventh album “The Life of Pablo”, fondly…

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If you’re not an avid stalker of all things social media, pop culture and interwebs-related, you might be unaware of the carnage which took place this past weekend. See a brief timeline of key events in this saga below.

Feb. 14 2016

Kanye West releases his much anticipated seventh album “The Life of Pablo”, fondly known to fans like myself as TLOP or Greatness. The album contained the controversial track “Famous”, in which Kanye’s rap opens with the line “To all the Southside niggas who know me best/ I feel like me and Taylor could still have sex/ Why? I made that bitch faaaaaamous…”.

Feb. 15 2016

Taylor Swift drops some HEAVY shade during her acceptance speech at the Grammys after winning album of the year. I quote:

“And as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”

Funmi personally side-eyed this waif, for a few reasons.

 

  • They gave her the award over Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Fucking Lamar.
  • Kanye said he got her permission and I believed him.  The man is arrogant, narcissistic and possibly on the verge of a nervous breakdown, but Yeezy ain’t never lied.

June 15 2016

Kim Kardashian appears on the cover of GQ magazine’s 10th annual “Love, Sex and Madness” issue, in which she also grants an interview about a wide range of subjects – one of which is the softness of her boobs. Miss Swift also comes up in the discussion. Kim appears frustrated at Taylor’s reaction since, according to her, the 1989 born ex-country singer approved the track. Again, receipts:

“She totally approved that,” Kim says, shaking her head in annoyance. “She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t. I swear, my husband gets so much shit for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”

The article also showed that GQ reached out to Taylor’s team who sharply retorted:

“Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”

Quite a mouthful, eh? Abi press release-full. Moving on…

17 July 2016

An episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs. It focuses on the GQ cover story and the Taylor Swift drama. Kim drops a hint that there’s more to come.

Why does Snapchat matter? Well, Kim dropped a few videos on there showing Kanye in conversation with Taylor (who is on speaker phone). He reads out the song lyric “I know me and Taylor might still have sex” – then that section of the video cuts off. Subsequent videos show a pretty amiable conversation, with Taylor even thanking Kanye for calling to ask for permission before releasing the song.

#PlotTwist

17 July 2016 – Ongoing

Twitter goes apeshit.

#KimExposedTaylorParty trends worldwide. #GoToSleepSelena soon follows. Carnage.

Responses

  1. Snow
    “Yup. That lofty honour has gone to the woman who made this.”

    That is your first slide in you powerpoint presentation on “How to put down Taylor”?

    Really? This is to say what? She doesn’t deserve the award because she made that? Really?
    But y’all love Kanye for his “Famous” video? And if that unfortunately wins an award, are we gonna see a “THAT LOFTY HONOUR HAS GONE TO THE MAN WHO MADE THIS”?

  2. Butterflymind
    For what it’s worth, I believe Taylor Swift. It’s degrading to call a woman “that bitch” and I don’t see why any in her right senses– and I believe Taylor’s got sense– would approve a song where she’s referred to as a bitch.
    1. Optimus Prime
      There’s nothing really offensive in the word “bitch”. Some women call themselves that these days. BITCH = babe in total control of herself.

      Taylor Swift moans about everything. Apparently, she’s an attention seeker. She should thank her stars she was even consulted by Kanye before the song was released, Eminem does not dignify his targets with such a kind gesture.

      If a celebrity feels she has been dragged in a song. She has 2 options, ignore the “drag” or sue. Don’t go playing the victim card to your fans and lying about the situation. It’s just hip-hop. It’s not like anyone religiously believes what rappers say in their lyrics.

      Posted from TNC Mobile

  3. Phola
    Obviously you weren’t objective in this gist download, but hey, I’m not complaining I’m team Kardashian.
    This gave me life- ‘…the race is not given to the swift…That’s bible’ Yasss!
  4. Ray
    Oh I love Kim! I’ve loved loved Kim and Kanye, never liked Taylor (I won’t deny some of her songs are peng!).

    Look, let’s get this straight, rappers are demeaning in their lyrics, no story there. This is not saying Kanye was right to call her a bitch but hey, if Taylor’s problem was just that phrase, she didn’t need to lie that she didn’t know about the song. She’s so used to playing the victim that she would lie just to come out tops.
    A lot of people coming at Kim for this are only doing so cos it’s Kim. If Beyoncé posted that video, I bet it would be a totally different response. People need to start looking for other things asides ‘sextape’,’social climber’ ‘married for 72 days’ and ‘hoe’ to tackle Kim, not only have they become boring, they’ve obviously had no major effect on her.
    In fact, her clapbacks in recent weeks have been just too good for a girl with no talent.

    1. Optimus Prime
      It’s a shame really that people attack Kim K cos of that sex tape. A sex-tape of herself and her boyfriend. I repeat her boyfriend!!!

      This is what many of her detractors do behind closed doors with impunity. The only difference was we got to see what Kim did on a tape. The level of hypocrisy in this generation is worse than what the Jews experienced in the hands of the Sadducees.

      1. Od
        I agree that it is hypocrisy but I fail to see why it is a shame at all. One party is impudent. The other is beyond brazen. It wasn’t enough for Kim that she was doing it with impunity, she also had to push the envelope to prove that she put the ‘i’ in impunity. At least, the hypocrites have some shame themselves.
        1. Optimus Prime
          You just agreed it’s hypocritical to judge her for what she did with her boyfriend behind closed doors…..

          Are you saying it’s not shameful to be brazenly hypocritical? I mean what’s the essence of slut-shaming what a woman does with her boyfriend?

          1. Od
            No, I didn’t agree that it is hypocritical to judge what she did with her boyfriend. I agreed that it is hypocritical for people who do what she did to condemn her for doing the same thing. My stand on judgment is that peers can call each other out for doing bad things even if they too are in error because as long as we can check each other, we can all be corrected. But condemnation is a whole other bag especially when it is people who refuse to acknowledge that they’re just as bad who are doing the condemning.

            Second, I was not saying that at all. I was saying that it’s not a shame that the human race can self-correct. The definition of hypocrisy is not that people call someone out on something they did wrong but that they attack people for doing the same things they do as though they too have never been guilty of the same things themselves.

            Finally, slut-shaming is merely how we manage sexual behavior in the human community. The fear of shame often helps to preserve good values in the society. That is the essence.

  5. Blaqlotus
    From her earlier statement before the release of this season feem. She never denied him calling her. She said, she didn’t agree to him calling her a bitch. I mean hearing someone say someone to you in a nice tone and then hearing it over the radio with a hint of malice isn’t the same thing. Especially when you’re been called “that bitch”.
  6. Sparks and Tingles
    I am surprised that Kanye even called to ask for her (Taylor Swift) permission in the first place – that is rare “gentle-manliness” from a rapper. I am also curious as to the reason for recording the call too. Is that how they record all calls or they knew it would become an issue? Could it be that Kim records Kanye’s calls hoping to someday blackmail him with it?
    1. Ray

      Kim actually said Kanye records everything that goes on in the studio, which is not surprising for an artiste as they usually see the process of making an album as a journey they might want to share some time.
      1. Sparks and Tingles
        Oh Ray! You have cleared my doubts. My dislike for the Kardashians Kim wouldn’t let me think of that possibility. *Covers Face*
  7. Optimus Prime

    So who are the people that aren’t guilty of what Kim had done. Who are the puritans? I mean people who haven’t fornicated physically or even in their hearts?

    Even Jesus applied the “judge not or you shall be judged first” when a bunch of hoodlums were about stoning a harlot. Not a single one of them was able to cast his stone…..in other words, we are all guilty and if we judge Kim, we are technically hypocrites.

    1. Od
      I don’t know anyone who is without sin, Optimus Prime. But I’m pretty sure you still didn’t understand what I said. Condemnation is different from judging. There is a finality to condemnation that does not apply to judgment. Judgment is ordinarily an umbrella word that covers even condemnation but it can have this meaning: evaluation or examination.

      The men who dragged out the adultress to kill her were all adulterous themselves. If she should be killed, then so should they. What Jesus said to them was, “let him that has no sin cast the first stone.” That was not to say that we cannot judge or evaluate and subsequently correct or encourage one another, it meant that being sinners too, we should be compassionate toward other sinners.

      Kim did something wrong. The whole world may be as guilty as she is. But it does neither her nor anybody else any good to not call her out. Which sick man would say that a doctor who might know how to cure him of his ailment would say that the doctor should cure his own lameness first before he can cure his malaria? We are not that much fools. As a matter of fact, we would be happy to take anti-malarials from a man who is sick with malaria and doesn’t bother to take them either.

      We as human beings are a community. By instituting and enforcing standards we preserve the human race. When we stop doing that, we will fall into anarchy. Let people be ashamed of their bad behavior or else they will grow bold in it and begin to impose it on everybody else. We already see it in music and politics. If we do not police each other, we will end up with “survival of the fittest” and “might makes right”.

      1. Optimus Prime
        I am quite sure Matthew 7:1-3 and Luke 6:37 disagree with you. The scriptures clearly said we should stay away from condemning & judging.
        1. Od
          I actually wrote a post about that right here on this site months ago.

          Suffice to say that unless you believe the Bible contradicts itself, it does not say both “don’t judge” and “do judge”. In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul told the Corinthian church to sit in judgment of a Christian brother for adultery. In many of his letters he called out Christian churches for all kinds of bad behaviors. He told the Galatians in Galatians 2 about how he challenged Peter for acting hypocritically with respect to Jewish-Gentile relations.

          And in the gospels, Jesus said that he gave the power to forgive or retain sins to the Church, essentially making her a judge (John 20:23).

          Judging is not condemning. They are different. When you judge, you describe the true meaning and implication of a behavior. It is how we promote good behavior and discourage bad behavior.

          Matthew 7 and Luke 6 were not written to prohibit judging but to prohibit hypocrisy.

  8. Morris
    Did KANYE actually make Taylor Famous? No. I also don’t think Kim has done anything wrong. She gotta support her man. Besides that, I couldn’t care less about the whole drama

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