Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift haven’t had the best history. However, we didn’t know that their feud had completely died until now. If you remember, the drama between the Kardashian/West clan and Swift stretches back to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Though Kanye West and Kim Kardashian weren’t even dating back then –the rapper hopped on stage as Swift accepted her award for Music Video of the Year to declare that the award should have gone to Beyoncé.
Obviously, no matter what his opinion might be or may have been about Swift and her music — it was a rude and selfish thing for West to do. It took the spotlight off of the songstress who’d worked extremely hard on her craft. Though the pair seemed to mend fences, things bubbled to a boiling point in 2016 which is where Kardashian comes in.
From what we know — Kardashian and West have never ended their feud with Swift, so when the KKW Beauty mogul was caught listening to the songstress’ latest album, Lover, we were all shocked.
Why did Kim Kardashian’s feud with Taylor Swift begin?
When West released his St. Pablo album back in 2016 he included a rather rude reference about Swift on his song “Famous.” He raps,
I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
Why? I made that b*tch famous (God damn)
The “Cruel Summer” songstress was rightfully offended, calling the lyric sexist and rude. However, West and his now-wife, Kim Kardashian clapped back saying that the Chicago-born rapper had asked the songstress for permission to use her name in the song and that she’d consented.
Though Swift was adamant that she’d never agreed — Kardashian jumped in with a video recording of Swift and West’s conversation. Though the harshest version of the lyrics isn’t heard on the recording, Swift does give her consent to what she did hear. Kardashian went on to call the 1989 singer a snake, which Swift, in turn, used as a symbol on her Reputation album and tour.
Kim Kardashian was caught listening to Taylor Swift’s latest album, ‘Lover’
Since Swift recently discussed being bullied by Kardashian and West in an interview with Rolling Stone, fans were shocked to hear Kardashian listening to her new music. Swift said,
The world didn’t understand the context and the events that led up to it. Because nothing ever just happens like that without some lead-up. Some events took place to cause me to be pissed off when he called me a bitch. That was not just a singular event. Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I. And that wasn’t just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song—it was kind of a chain reaction of things.
Recently, Kardashian shared a video of her hairstylist and makeup artist hugging on the set of one of her photoshoots. Swifties immediately noticed that Lover was casually playing in the background. One fan tweeted, “Kim Kardashian listening to “Lover” by Taylor Swift during a photoshoot today gives me hope, you guys#KUWTK,” Another fan asked, “Did anyone notice Kim was playing Lover in the background??? Does this mean the truce is over???? I hope so! @KimKardashian @taylorswift13 @taylornation13”
Is Kim Kardashian’s feud with Taylor Swift over?
Kardashian has said previously that she’s over any past drama and mess and she’s only here for positive vibes at this point in her life. However, Swifties were alarmed when Kardashian announced that her fragrance collab with Kylie Jenner was to be released the same day as Lover. (The perfume release date got pushed back.) Many people thought the makeup mogul was being shady once again. However, we think that’s a reach.
It seems like Kardashian might be extending an olive branch to the singer. If not, maybe she just likes the music. Lover is a really solid album with some great tracks. If Swift can mend fences with Katy Perry, she can also do so with Kardashian.