With her current relationship attracting criticism around the world and her former boyfriend taking aim at her on Twitter, Taylor Swift could be forgiven for thinking things couldn’t get much worse right now.
But it looks like Kim Kardashian-West had different ideas.
For the past few months, rumours have been swirling that Kanye West had referenced the Shake It Off singer in a track without her approval – a claim both Kanye and Kim have been disputing since it bubbled to the surface earlier this year.
And with reports gaining more and more momentum in recent weeks, Kim Kardashian clearly decided enough was enough.
Taking to social media to out Taylor and her apparent manipulation of both the media and the situation, Kim tweeted: “Do you guys follow me on snap chat? U really should.”
Sharing footage of the conversation which took place between her husband and Taylor regarding lyrics contained in Famous, Kim made sure the public knew that Taylor was in on the lyrics from the get-go.
Appearing flattered by her inclusion in the track, Taylor even called it a compliment and assured Kanye that she would confirm she approved the line “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
To even the most disinterested listener, it seems Taylor was on board from the start and more than happy to play the media at their own game should they suggest there existed an ongoing feud between the pair.
Here is the entire conversation Taylor & Kanye had, judge for yourself. pic.twitter.com/InTjvPGKe3
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Unsurprisingly, Kim’s leaked footage has sent the internet into total meltdown today, with fans and followers weighing in on the spat, but it was Taylor who everyone wanted to hear from.
Taking to Instagram three hours ago, Taylor shared an image of a spiel she had written in response to Kim’s upload, captioning it: “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts in on the internet."
Suggesting that Kim had purposely misled the public, Taylor wrote: “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened.”
You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world,” she added,
In the lengthy post which has been liked more than half a million times, Taylor added: ”Being falsly painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.”
“I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to part of since 2009.”
With fans and followers from both sides weighing in on the situation, one of T-Swizzle's followers said what everyone is thinking right now, simply writing: "Oh Lawd, this is a hot mess."
"You've brought this to yourself," wrote another follower. "So stop with these pathetic things where you play the victim. You know you not."
"You wouldn't be offended if you weren't caught doing something wrong," added another.
This is definitely going to get worse before it gets better.