Taylor Swift has kicked off her highly anticipated ‘Reputation World Tour’ by calling out Kim Kardashian for cyber bullying her.
The 28-year-old opened by telling her audience in Arizona that her reptile-themed set was dedicated to the time “someone” called her a snake on social media.
Revealing the slur made her hit a low-point that left her considering giving up music altogether, she said she instead has decided to turned the scandal into a life lesson with her fans.
Though Taylor didn’t use any names, it’s highly likely she was referring to the now infamous tweet KKW shared at the height of the great Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud of 2016. See below.
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
As well as the very public tweet, Kim dissed the singer on Snapchat in a series of videos, and it was all completed on National Snake Day.
The 60,000 Swifties in the arena last night cheered as Taylor told her story of triumph over Kim the “bully,” but Twitter has had a mixed reaction.
In Kim’s corner were people who accused the Gorgeous singer of loving “drama”.
Another reason why I only listen to @taylorswift13 music. Calling @KimKardashian a bully bc she exposed your lie? ok To say your career was at stake bc she called you out is over exaggeration at it’s finest. But I guess you don’t love the drama, it loves you, right?
— Ashley Torres (@ashleyeatorres) May 9, 2018
Hey @taylorswift13, isn’t @KimKardashian the reason you’re hundo-mill-dollars richer from #Reputation? She essentially lit the path of the creative process and rebranded you…You should thank her… just a thought
— Julia Hofer (@jchofer) May 9, 2018
On a real note is Taylor Swift actually trying to play the bully card! GTFO @KimKardashian is no bully !
— Samantha (@Melendrez_sja) May 9, 2018
However, many supported their musical queen and praised her for turning something negative into a positive.
Kanye had his crowd chant "f*ck Taylor Swift," and he called her out repeatedly on stage. Taylor in her own concert simply stated that "someone" called her a snake and it caught on, and she used it to empower herself and her fans. She never attacked anyone. She’s a real class act
— Rachel (@13swift1989) May 9, 2018
OMG!! My #TaylorSwift is inspiring all of us with her speech about her transformation to snake and how it had taught us a lesson that we must not be defeated if someone try to defeat us.
Love you my angel. #repTourGlendale pic.twitter.com/oRPxYLNJSw
— Swiftie + Mendes Army (@Swiftie_mendes_) May 9, 2018
can we please just acknowledge the fact that Taylor Swift was called a snake for MONTHS and did a MAJOR come back with a video of a damn snake we love a queen l
— jems // EXAMS (@ts_reputaytion) May 7, 2018
Taylor Swift does a speech on her tour about how Kanye called her a snake and that you shouldn’t care what people think about you
— Laura Skinsley (@fairykeiweeb) May 9, 2018
Given the sheer amount of snakes present during the concert, we doubt Taylor will just Shake It Off.
The snake is part of her brand now, and she has dozens of shows ahead of her to share the tale.
However, there is still a chance for Kim and Taylor to make up — just ask Katy Perry.
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