It’s the never-ending feud! It seems like Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift buried the hatchet, but that doesn’t mean that the pop princess forgot the mean things the KUWTK starlet said about her. In a new interview with Elle magazine, the blonde beauty seemingly calls out the KKW Beauty founder for bullying.
“In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously,” she said about one of the things that she learned in her 20’s. “A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet.” Hmmm … cough, Kim, cough.
She continued, “The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life.” As fans recall, Kim, 38, called Taylor, 29, a snake in July 2016 after Kim’s hubby Kanye West featured controversial lyrics about the “Dress” singer in his hit single “Famous.”
In the song he raps the lyrics, “For all my Southside n—gas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might have sex / Why, I made that b—ch famous / Goddamn / I made that b—ch famous.”
Despite claims that Taylor approved the tune beforehand, her rep said, “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account.”
At the 2016 Grammy Awards, the Pennsylvania native shaded the “Gold Digger” rapper in her acceptance speech. “I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she said. Afterward, Kim couldn’t take it anymore and tweeted, “Wait it’s legit National Snake Day?!?!? They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days!”
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
Despite the name-calling, Taylor came out on top. “But I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans,” she recalled. “It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with ‘lol.’”
Although the TV personality claimed that she was “over” their quarrel on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in January 2019, it doesn’t seem like the Grammy winner is ready to let go of the past. “It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it and thrive in spite of it,” she said.
Sigh. Can’t we all just shake it off?