Taylor Swift video director lays into Kardashians over ‘Famous’ phone call recording

Joseph Kahn addressed Monday's controversy on his Twitter account last night

Joseph Kahn, the video director behind Taylor Swift‘s ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Wildest Dreams’, has waded into the singer’s current feud with Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian.

The fall-out between the two artists re-ignited yesterday (July 18) after Kardashian posted a video to her Snapchat account of the rapper calling Swift in the studio during ‘The Life of Pablo’ recording sessions to seek her approval for the controversial lyric in his song ‘Famous’ – “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex“, but not the following line, “I made that bitch famous” – which she responds to by saying the first line is “dope” and that she “really appreciate[s] you telling me about it”. Swift responded to the video leak by taking to Twitter to accuse West and Kardashian of “character assassination”, and it has since transpired that her legal team had threatened West with legal action back in February, shortly after the phone call was recorded.

Kahn, a close ally of Swift’s having previously defended the singer against accusations of colonialism in her video for ‘Wildest Dreams’, took to Twitter last night to address this latest controversy, where he severely criticised Kardashian in particular as he referenced the OJ Simpson murder trial of 1994-5 (where Kim’s late father, Robert, was one of the defence lawyers) by tweeting “Ain’t the first time the Kardashians supported the murder of an innocent blonde woman.”

See Kahn’s tweets from last night below.

When some Twitter users criticised Kahn for referencing the OJ trial, Kahn said, “How dare you bring up a murder of a woman with the Kardashians – when no one knew what a Kardashian was until they supported the murderer!”

Kahn has since addressed the attention that last night’s tweets have generated, dismissing the categorisation of his comments as a “rant” by sarcastically tweeting: “Joseph wrote 7 tweets in a row! He’s on a rant! 7 tweets. 7 sentences. Basically…a paragraph!”
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