You would have to be living under a rock or purposefully avoiding the story to be unaware that a major celebrity feud has erupted between singer Taylor Swift, on one side, and rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian on the other. Earlier this year West released Famous, a song in which he raps “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous”, lyrics that Swift took issue with. This week, Kardashian released footage on social media app Snapchat, showing Kanye West rapping the first half of that line to Swift on the phone, and Swift saying “I mean it’s like a compliment kind of”. Later Swift released a statement saying that she had not approved the line in which she was referred to as “that bitch”.

This is all obviously very important. So important, in fact, that WikiLeaks has got in on Taylor Swift’s side, tweeting “Taylor Swift is right. Full source tape or it didn’t happen. #scientificjournalism”. Any way to stay relevant, right?

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