- Oh HELLO drama. Taylor Swift has reignited her feud with Kim Kardashian, calling the reality star out as a ‘bully’ who ‘started a hate campaign’ against her.
- The pair fell out when Taylor denied signing off Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ lyrics about her, only for Kim to release a recording of Taylor and Kanye’s conversation.
Well, this is some celebrity beef we never thought we’d revisit. Taylor Swift has opened up about her fight with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West yet again, calling them ‘bullies’ for ~that~ drama of 2016.
In case you need a refresh, the high profile feud began in February three years ago, when Kanye released ‘Famous’. The song included the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Kanye claimed that he sought Taylor’s approval before the song’s release at the time, though her camp strongly denied this – with the singer later using her GRAMMYs acceptance speech to call out misogyny in the industry.
Only, er, come June 2016, Kim released a phone recording of Taylor seemingly agreeing to the use of her name in Kanye’s song, along with the tweet, “Wait it’s legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days!”
In her new interview with Elle Magazine, Taylor revisits the feud, explaining how the online abuse led her to feeling the lowest she’s ever felt.
“In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously,” she said in the April issue. “A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life.”
The singer went on to detail how she reclaimed the snake comparison by introducing a mammoth inflatable cobra named Karyn – note the K – to her tour shows.
“I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans,” she continued. “It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with “lol”.’
“It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it.”
Over to you, Kim.