Taylor Swift says she moved to a ‘foreign country’ after Kim Kardashian released her call with Kanye

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Singer Taylor Swift stuns in red as the star heads into an office building in New York City
Thursday August 30, 2012. Singer Taylor Swift stuns in red as she makes her way into an office building in New York City. (Photograph: Hall/Pena PacificCoastNews)

In an unprecedented interview, the unstoppable force that is Taylor Swift opens up about the storm that followed her very public clash with none other than Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Brace yourselves, folks, because she's about to spill the tea on what she calls a “career death” moment!

Swift, the reigning queen of pop, has been dominating stages worldwide on her wildly successful tour. And if that's not enough, she's now been crowned Time magazine's Person of the Year. But behind the glitz and glamour lies a story of highs and lows, resilience and vulnerability.

Let's dive into the tangled web of this messy feud: It all began back in 2009 at the MTV Video Music Awards when West abruptly interrupted Swift's acceptance speech, claiming she didn't deserve the Best Female Video award. Fast forward seven years, and West dropped a bombshell in his song “Famous,” including the controversial lines, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b—- famous.” He even insisted that Swift had given the green light beforehand. But hold up, because Swift vehemently denied it, and things were about to get even messier.

Enter Kim Kardashian, the queen of reality TV drama, who, as luck would have it, was married to West at the time. She decided to leak snippets of a phone call between Swift and West, claiming it proved Swift's approval. However, as the full recording later surfaced, it became clear that Swift had not given her complete blessing.

In a candid interview with Time, Swift bares her soul, revealing the profound impact of this narrative-shattering leak. She describes it as a “fully manufactured frame job,” designed to paint her as a liar. The fallout took an immense toll on her mental health, pushing her to the brink. She took drastic measures, even isolating herself in a foreign country for a year, afraid to trust anyone or engage with the outside world.

In her interview with Time, she frames herself as something of an underdog in two of the most significant feuds in her career and credits them as galvanizing forces for her success today: the drama with West and Kardashian and her dispute with music executive Scooter Braun over ownership of her master tapes. (Braun has denied Swift’s claims.)

“It’s not lost on me that the two great catalysts for this happening were two horrendous things that happened to me,” Swift told the magazine. “The first was getting canceled within an inch of my life and sanity. The second was having my life’s work taken away from me by someone who hates me.”


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