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What You Need to Know About the Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian Feud

Truth be told—you really don't need to know anything about this silly celeb squabble. But if you want to catch up, here's a brief play-by-play.

By Paulina Lelo de Larrea July 18, 2016

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On Sunday, social media exploded with [yet another] celebrity feud, this time between Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian.

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In a Tweet, Kardashian told people to follow her on Snapchat, where she posted an older video of her husband, Kanye West, talking to Swift over the phone. The two musicians discussed his new song, “Famous,” in which Kanye raps of his now-famous 2009 feud with Swift at the VMAs: "For all my Southside n***** that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**** famous."

On the call, Swift sounded friendly and said she appreciated his courtesy call about the lyrics. The video Kardashian posted was taken before the song had been released (or played for Swift), and allegedly without her knowledge that the conversation was recorded. 

What makes this interesting? In February, when Kayne released his new album The Life of Pablo, Taylor publicly complained about the demeaning message behind that same song. Uh oh.

After the video was released on Snapchat, Twitter exploded with memes, retweets and hashtags, the most popular being #KimExposedTaylorParty. Swift posted a message on Instagram, writing that she didn't know she was being recorded and that she was not told that she would be called a b**** in the song.

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The drama (not so shockingly) continues. Legal concerns are being raised about the video Kardashian allegedly recorded and posted on her Snapchat. In California, it is a felony to record confidential communication without the consent of all those involved. This is like watching a train why can't we look away?

Shake it off, you guys.

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