Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video director, Joseph Kahn, took a shot at Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West on Twitter late Thursday, claiming the reality star and rapper had been “pro Trump” in the past.
Kahn responded to a tweet from Newsweek that read, “Kim Kardashian West slams Donald Trump: ‘My daughter would be better’ as president.”
“Pfft. She and Kanye were pro Trump until I wrote Pfft,” Kahn replied.
He also posted a picture of West standing with President Donald Trump, captioning the photo with a reference to Beyoncé’s hit “Formation,” which Kahn and Swift were accused of borrowing from for “Look What You Made Me Do” (claims Kahn denied).
Last year, Kardashian West became embroiled in controversy when it was revealed she said during an interview that her vote for president sat “on the fence” between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Kardashian West later clarified, “I thought about the things that are so important to me that they outweigh everything else, such as gun control and protecting women’s rights to safe and legal abortion. I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I’m with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job.”
West, however, claimed he would have voted for Trump (if he had voted) during a concert in November last year. The rapper later met with Trump after his electoral victory. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” West wrote in a series of now-deleted tweets. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
For her part, Swift never publicly stated whether she supported Trump or Clinton in the presidential election.
This isn’t the first time Kahn has stepped between Kardashian West, West, and Swift. Last year, after Kardashian West released footage of West’s phone call with Swift over the lyrics to West’s track “Famous” (“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that bitch famous”), Kahn compared the move to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. (Kardashian West’s late father, Robert, was a close friend of O.J. Simpson, who was accused of Brown Simpson’s murder and later acquitted of the charges.)
Kahn has also defended Swift this week against criticism of her new video, calling out what he saw as a sexist “double standard.”
“If I plan something as a man I’m a ‘genius.’ If Taylor as a woman plans something she is ‘manipulative.’ Double standards. This is wrong,” he wrote on Twitter.
Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video includes references to her Kardashian-West feud, including the “Famous” phone call.