When it comes to the Kardashian-Jenner family and their feuds, old habits die hard. In fact, in some cases, Kardashian beef can go on for years-as proven this week by Taylor Swift, who spoke out on her “humiliating” drama with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Swift’s remarks came in an interview with Vogue (via Us Weekly) for its September cover issue. “A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience,” she said. “I don’t think there are that many people who can actually understand what it’s like to have millions of people hate you very loudly. When you say someone is canceled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being.”
Swift’s feud with Kardashian and West emerged after West (following his infamous mic-stealing during Swift’s MTV VMA acceptance) said rather unfavorable remarks about Swift in his song “Famous.” While Kardashian released Snapchat videos recording a call in which Swift gave her approval for the lyrics, the singer later said she had not heard the lyric when she was called a “b***h.” Later, Kardashian referred to Swift as a snake on Twitter and allegedly ignited a call for the singer to be “canceled.”
In the Vogue article, Swift added that the controversy prompted major changes. “I knew immediately I needed to make music about it because I knew it was the only way I could survive it,” she said. It was the only way I could preserve my mental health and also tell the story of what it’s like to go through something so humiliating…We’re not going to go straight to gratitude with it. Ever. But we’re going to find positive aspects to it. We’re never going to write a thank-you note.”
As for us, we’re glad that Swift has had the opportunity to channel the situation into her music--it certainly can’t be easy for her to be on the other side of a Kim/Kanye feud, and we feel for her.