We could be in the midst of a global pandemic, and Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift would still be feuding about … oh, wait.
Despite everything else going on, the two pop culture titans are at it again, relitigating a years-old phone conversation between Swift and Kanye West about a controversial line from his 2016 song “Famous” that launched a thousand snake emojis.
After the footage of the full phone call between the two artists leaked over the weekend, both Swift and Kardashian doubled down on their stances on Monday.
The “Lover” singer maintained that she was “telling the truth the whole time” and accused the reality TV mogul of having edited an earlier release of the call in West’s favor. Describing herself as “mortified,” Kardashian later unleashed a series of Instagram Stories denying Swift’s claims and accusing her of “manipulating the truth” and playing the victim card.
It’s looking increasingly unlikely that Swift and the Kardashian-West camp will ever resolve this beef, but you know what probably won’t help: Swift’s best friend Todrick Hall absolutely going scorched earth on Kardashian.
The musician and choreographer took to his Instagram Stories to publicly drag the KKW Beauty founder point by point in a profanity-laden rant on Monday night.
“I CANNOT STAND THIS WOMAN!” Hall wrote before listing the reasons why Swift is innocent. “1. Taylor didn’t reignite anything, Kris [Jenner] probably leaked this footage for her damn self. 2. After your Ray J video and publicly documenting every crevice of your vagina, I HIGHLY doubt that you’re embarrassed NOW to respond to this. 3. Just apologize you self-absorbed entitled, stubborn little queef.”
“She was CLEARLY uncomfortable with the situation & after you publicly embarrass someone TWICE on national television, I think these calls should be going through management or some legit form of professional contact,” Hall continued.
While there are plenty of valid criticisms of Kardashian and West in this situation, shaming her over that infamous sex tape with Ray J, which was released without her consent in 2007, is taking things way too far.
Hall went on to implore his followers to wash their hands “not just for corona, but for the filthy dirty shady lying crusty rat-snakes doing shady things out here in these pandemic streets.”
After receiving a deluge of social media hate himself, Hall on Tuesday issued an apology for “saying anything distasteful” toward Kardashian.
“I’m not trying to slut-shame anybody,” he told his millions of followers on Instagram Live.
Kardashian, who Hall had admitted was “kind” the one time they met, has yet to hit back. In her initial statement, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star said her tweets were her final thoughts on the matter.
Swift has said nothing about her friend’s ferocious outburst either.
Hall has come to the pop star’s defense before when he explained her decision not to endorse anyone in the 2016 election.
Swift has since spoken out in support of progressive politics, a turning point in her career that was highlighted in her critically acclaimed Netflix documentary “Miss Americana,” which also featured Hall.