Taylor Swift Rehashes Kim Kardashian Snake Comments at Tour Opener (VIDEO)
Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour: come for the music and visuals, stay for the bucketfuls of shade.
While Swift and longtime nemesis Katy Perry seemed to officially reconcile before the show series' May 8 kickoff in Glendale, Arizona, Swift proved her cold war with Kim Kardashian was hardly over. Between performances of songs like "Delicate" and "Shake It Off," Swift took a moment to address the infamous #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty, which manifested in 2016 after Kardashian accused Swift of insincerely faking outrage to Kanye West's "Famous" track, which includes the lyric "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous."
Kardashian went on to tweet a message replete with snake emojis that many inferred was a shot at Swift. And on Tuesday night, Swift addressed the years-long back-and-forth, which she said was evident through her choice of set decoration.
“You might be wondering why there are so many snakes everywhere, huh? A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on," she said. "Then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media. And I went through some really low times for awhile because of it. I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was going to get to do this anymore. I guess this means I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name calling to bully you on social media, and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to defeat you. It can strengthen you instead. And I think something that came out of it that was good is that I learned a really important lesson that I’ve been telling you from the stage for about 10 years, but I never had to learn it so harshly myself — and that lesson has to do with how much you value your reputation.”
“I think that the lesson is that you shouldn’t care so much if you feel misunderstood by a lot of people who don’t know you, as long as you feel understood by the people who do know you; the people who will show up for you, the people who see you as a human being," she concluded. "So thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to get to know me. For seeing me as a human being.”
Your move, Kim.