The full footage of Kanye West’s infamous phone call with Taylor Swift was released amid the media frenzy surrounding the coronavirus. Many suspect Kris Jenner was behind the leak that thrust her family back into the spotlight after the global pandemic dominated the news. While it’s not clear who leaked the file, it had to have been someone close to the family with access to such sensitive information. The real question is, why wait until a global pandemic to release the call?
For the last two weeks, every major news outlet has been flooded with content about the coronavirus. The highly contagious outbreak affects every aspect of human life. It’s understandable that celebrity gossip has fallen to the wayside in light of this pandemic. The Kardashian family has fallen out of the headlines as the world turns its eye to more serious matters. Could the leak have been an intentional inside job meant to pull media attention back to the famous family?
The file leaked is a recording of Kanye West’s now-infamous phone call with Taylor Swift about his song “Famous”. On the track, Kanye planned to call Taylor a derogatory name and take credit for her becoming a household name. Kanye has claimed for years that he got Taylor’s approval for the lyrics before the track was released. His wife Kim Kardashian West adamantly defended him. Taylor spoke out about the incident and claimed that she was never made aware of the lyrics.
Now that the full phone call in its entirety has been released, Kanye West has been exposed as a liar. His wife Kim Kardashian is also in an embarrassing spot. Kim released curated clips of the call which she claimed cleared her husband of any wrongdoing and proved he had gotten the pop star’s approval. Clearly Kardashian had access to the call and chose to edit clips to support her case while obscuring the truth. This doesn’t look good for either of them.
It’s not entirely clear who leaked the phone call ut fans have plenty of ammo to pi it on Kris Jenner. The mom-manager has quite a reputation for and track record of exploiting her children’s embarrassing moments for fame and money. Many believe it had to have been Kris who leaked the tape which makes her daughter and son in law look not only like liars but bullies as well. Taylor Swift has finally been vindicated now that the truth is out.
The coronavirus outbreak has dominated the news and with good reason. This is a historical moment in our planet’s history. As much as the Kardashians may be accustomed to being in the headlines nothing could excuse this kind of behavior during such a serious and tense time. As one Twitter commenter pointed out, the leak must have come from someone very close to Kanye. Someone from within the family. This bid for publicity is in poor taste and comes at a bad time.