News pundit Piers Morgan issued an apology to “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian and her husband, “Famous” rapper Kanye West, after the E! reality star released an old recording of West talking to Taylor Swift on the phone Sunday night via Snapchat. Swift said she never knew she was going to be mentioned in his song, but the leaked recording shows West asked for Swift’s permission.

During a stint on “Good Morning Britain” Monday, Morgan said the “Bad Blood” singer played him. “I feel terrible,” he said. “I wrote a column hammering Kim and Kanye for treating ‘poor’ Taylor — this lovely and squeaky whiter than white girl in this way — and now I feel that I’ve been conned.”

On his verified twitter account, where he has more than 5 million followers, Morgan issued his mea culpa Monday. “So, the thing is @KimKardashian @kanyewest, I believed @taylorswift13.....and now I feel a bit foolish,” he wrote. “Sorry.”

It turns out that he even lost a bet because of the feud. While Morgan originally sided with Swift, his son, Stanley, believed Kimye. “My son bet me £50 that @taylorswift13 was fibbing about that @kanyewest song. He was right,” Morgan tweeted. “Cheque in post @StanleyMorgan18.”

Because Kardashian leaked the recording, she might face legal action. Still, it was more important for her to defend her husband. “Kim is super loyal to Kanye and will always do anything to have his back. She is even more protective of him than she is of herself,” an insider told People Magazine Monday. “She thinks he's misunderstood and couldn't stand that people thought he was a liar.”

A different person said Swift’s squeaky clean image irked Kardashian. “She was tired of Taylor being portrayed as this angel. She's fake. She said one thing when the song came out and now she's saying another,” the source said. “She painted Kanye as this monster. He was actually trying to do the right thing for once when he called her.”

Kanye West, Taylor Swift Kanye West and Taylor Swift, photographed during the 2009 Video Music Awards in New York City, Sept. 13, 2009, have a long history of fighting and making up. Photo: Reuters.

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