"She totally approved that," Kardashian West, 35, said. "She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn't. I swear, my husband gets so much s--- for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved."
She continued: "What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?"
The reality star shared that "so many respected people in the music business" heard the phone conversation and that West always keeps cameras rolling while he is recording an album, in case he decides to make a documentary.
"I don't know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden," Kardashian West said. "It was funny because [on the call with Kanye] she said, 'When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I'm so against this, and I'll just laugh and say, 'The joke's on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.' And I'm like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again."
While accepting the Grammy Award for album of the year in February, Swift seemingly addressed West's verse, saying, "There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame."
Kardashian West said that although her husband and Swift have not been in touch since the latest bout of drama, West did receive an attorney's letter from Swift's team asking for the video footage to be destroyed. When asked for comment on the matter, a spokesperson for Swift sent GQ the following statement.
"Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do."
The statement continues, "Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term 'that b----' in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian's claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone."
In the interview, Kardashian West also revealed just how in sync she and her doting husband are. When asked what she does that drives him crazy, the star has to call West and go back and forth before finally coming up with a single annoying habit: Occasionally, Kardashian West forgets to forward the rapper emails from designers offering her sketches of potential ensembles, so he has to remind her to do so several times before she finally does.
Other than that, however, West seems perfectly infatuated with his wife of two years, always ensuring she receives the praise she deserves.
Case in point: "Even though I'm an ass girl, Kanye always says my boobs don't get as much credit as they deserve," Kardashian West said.