Taylor Swift was completely caught off guard by all the drama on Sunday night, July 17, sources tell Us Weekly. According to an insider, the “Welcome to New York” singer is “flabbergasted” following Kim Kardashian’s decision to release Swift’s phone call with Kanye West on Snapchat.
“She is completely upset and flabbergasted that Kim and Kanye keep using her name for publicity and keep trying to bring her down,” the source tells Us, maintaining that Swift never gave her blessing for the whole song. “She made her statement on Instagram and is sticking by it.”
As previously reported by Us Weekly, Kardashian broke the Internet when she released audio of Swift and West’s conversation about his controversial track “Famous.” In the series of Snapchat videos, Swift tells West that she’s appreciative of him giving her the heads up and thinks of the lyrics as a “compliment.” Following the frenzy, Swift posted a statement on Instagram claiming that she was unaware of the specific words “that bitch” in the song.
Swift would have “never given her blessing if she knew it would be used in such a degrading and hurtful way” the source tells Us. “This is not anything she asked to be a part of and they keep dragging her into this,” the insider adds, referring to Swift’s previous drama with the Life of Pablo rapper after he ambushed her on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009.
While a majority of the Internet has sided with Kimye, Swift has her new boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston, in her corner.
“Tom is really being so supportive and telling her to be calm,” the source tells Us of the Thor actor. “This is incredibly hurtful and unnecessary.”
The source also says that Swift is contemplating legal action. As previously reported by Us, it’s illegal in California to record phone conversations without both parties’ consent.
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