Country music star Taylor Swift has social media putting together conspiracy theories. The singer has added some more hype to a potential low-key Kanye West rivalry by releasing hew new album Reputation on a big Yeezy anniversary.
According to reports, Swift’s LP is set to arrive on the 10-year anniversary of Ye’s mom’s death.
Taylor’s album, “Reputation,” is set to drop November 10, exactly 10 years to the day Donda West died from complications from cosmetic surgery. Donda was everything to Kanye and her death shattered him for years. In fact, his breakdown last year coincided with the death anniversary. In fairness, November 10 is a Friday … the preferred day to drop albums. Nonetheless, Donda’s death was such a big deal it’s hard to forget, especially if you’re feuding with her son. (TMZ)
Some media outlets believe Taylor went directly at Kanye with her “Look What You Made Me Do” single.
“Look What You Made Me Do” dropped to streaming services, as promised, late Thursday. From the very first lines, it’s clear that Swift is in no mood to make nice. “I don’t like your little games/Don’t like your tilted stage,” she says, in what is most likely a reference to the innovative tilted stage that West showcased on his “Saint Pablo” world tour. (Page Six)
Over the past few years, Kanye and Taylor have had an on-again, off-again friendship.
Prior to “Famous,” Swift and West made amends both publicly and privately following their initial rumble at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards where West hijacked the stage during Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video to say that Beyoncé should have won. The gaffe was so shocking, even President Barack Obama weighed in, calling West “a jackass” for interrupting the singer. (Rolling Stone)
Last year, West’s wife Kim Kardashian talked about wanting to move away from the Swift feud.
Chatting with Billboard for its latest cover story, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 35, said that she wishes there was no more bad blood with the “Shake It Off” singer, 26. “Ugh, do we really have to talk about Taylor Swift? … I’m so over it,” Kardashian told the publication with a laugh. “If it were up to Kanye, it all would probably never have come out. He can handle it, he has no hard feelings. He doesn’t even really care. I just wanted to protect my husband. I saw him getting a lot of s–t.” (Us Weekly)