Veteran music video director Joseph Kahn is accusing Kim Kardashian of having ulterior motives in her campaign to free grandmother Alice Johnson from prison.
Kahn, 45, is a South Korean-born videographer who has directed eight of Taylor Swift’s music videos, as well as visuals for Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and Janet Jackson.
Kardashian recently met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform and push for Johnson’s freedom, but Kahn is not buying it.
“What Kim Kardashian has done is used her connection with Trump to free a family member and score some PR points,” he tweeted on Thursday. “In return, the right wing Trump party gets to use it as an example of his liberalism and heart and not do anything else. It’s called propaganda.”
“So the lesson here is sucking up to Trump works in our banana republic,” Kahn continued.
Kardashian and Trump both spoke positively about their meeting on Twitter shortly after they wrapped up. One week later, Trump commuted Johnson’s sentence.
Swift and Kardashian have been at odds since her husband Kanye West mentioned Swift in his 2016 song, “Famous”: “For all my Southside n—-s that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that b**ch famous / Goddamn / I made that b**ch famous.” Kardashian defended her hubby and said he had Swift approve it before the album “Life of Pablo” was released.
But, the drama between West and Swift really all began when the rapper interrupted the singer’s 2009 VMA acceptance speech, saying “Imma let you finish,” before he told the audience he thought Beyonce should’ve won instead of Swift.