Selena Gomez Takes Down Her Kim Kardashian West SKIMS Shout-Out In Favor Of A Taylor Swift Appreciation Post
Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian West aren’t exactly the best of friends.
It all started with Kanye West‘s song, “Famous.” The song features the lyrics: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that b*tch famous.”
After the song was released, Swift made it known that she was not happy with the mention of her name in the song, nor the context.
Shortly after, Kardashian West posted a series of Snapchats suggesting that Swift had approved the song prior to its release.
“Umm, yeah go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice,” Swift said in the Snapchat Kardashian West released.
She also said: “If people ask me about it I think it would be great for me to be like, ‘Look, he called me and told me the line before it came out. Jokes on you guys, we’re fine.'”
None of Kardashian West’s Snapchats, however, feature video or audio of Swift approving the lyrics: “I made that b*tch famous.”
Swift’s publicist eventually made a statement that West did not seek approval for all the song’s lyrics.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account,” the singer’s rep said in 2016. “She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b*tch famous.’
As a result of everything, Taylor Swift The Snake was born. Kardashian West supporters began calling Swift a liar, a victim, a snake. It’s what inspired so much snake imagery in “Reputation” and now (though they’re far fewer and pink) in “Lover.”
When Swift was interviewed by Vogue this year, she spoke about the “mass public shaming” and how “millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience.”
“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. You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up, disappear, or it could also be perceived as, Kill yourself,” she said.
And she’s not thankful that it happened.
“We’re not going to go straight to gratitude with it. Ever,” she said. “But we’re going to find positive aspects to it. We’re never going to write a thank-you note.”
Selena Gomez supports Kim Kardashian West’s SKIMS line
So when close friend of Swift Selena Gomez posted on Instagram how much she loved Kardashian West’s shapewear line, SKIMS, fans were a little surprised.
“Legit so freaking comfortable @skims,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
However, the post was deleted and, shortly after, a Swift appreciation post was put up, almost seemingly, in its place.
“My ride or die. I would die for this one. Thank you for being by my side. You have taught me so much, walked through all of this with me, STAYED and you remind me to be a better human being. I’m on your side for life,” she wrote.