The old Taylor IS dead!
Turning Over a New Leaf
So, what has Taylor been doing these days? For one, she’s no longer feuding with Katy Perry.
After years of feuding, the famous frenemies settled the score when the “Hey Hey Hey” singer sent a literal olive branch and accompanying apology letter as a way to bury the hatchet.
T-Swift posted about the sweet gesture on her Instagram Story Thursday, May 7, right before kicking off her Reputation Tour. Sharing a video of an olive branch attached to a handwritten card addressed to an “old friend,” she captioned, “Thank you Katy.”“So I just got to my dressing room and found this actual olive branch,” she said. “This mean so much.”
“Hey Old Friend,” the note began. “I’ve been doing some reflecting on past miscommunications and the feelings between us. I really want to clear the air…”
As fans know, the two have been embroiled in a feud for the past few years. It first surfaced when Taylor told Rolling Stone that “Bad Blood” was about a fellow artist who had basically tried to sabotage her Red Tour. Fans were quick suspect the diss track was meant for Katy, who hired three dancers that were originally slated to be on Taylor’s tour.
It’s since been rumored that Katy’s “Swish Swish” was a response to Taylor.
“But what I want to say is that I’m ready for that BS to be done. Now, there is the law of cause and effect. You do something, there’s going to be a reaction. And trust me, daddy, there’s going to be a reaction. It’s all about karma, right?” she said. “I think personally that women together, not divided, and none of this petty bulls**t, women together will heal the world.”
Though the pair made up, Taylor didn’t quite forgive or forget her ongoing feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. When she kicked off her Reputation Tour earlier this year, she told the sold-out crowd she “went through some really low times” after the Keeping Up with the Kardashians couple leaked a private phone conversation that exposed her dishonesty about not consenting the lyrics of “Famous.”
“A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people called me a lot of names on social media. And I went through some really low times for a while because of it,” she said, referencing how Kardashians fan started spamming her Instagram with snake emojis after the damning clip was released.
She continued, “I went through some time when I didn’t know if I was going to get to do this anymore. And I guess the snakes, I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name calling to bully you on social media and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to defeat you. It can strengthen you instead.”
Explaining she deliberately chose to decorate her stage with statues of snake to embrace the symbol, Taylor said the public fallout helped her learned the value of her reputation:
“I think something that came out of it that was good was is that I learned a really important lesson that I’ve been telling you from the stage for ten years but I haven’t been able to learn myself, which has to do with how much you value your reputation. And I think the lesson is that you shouldn’t care so much if you feel misunderstood by a lot of people who don’t know you, as long as you feel understood by the people who do know you, the people who show up for you, and the people who see you as a human being. So thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to get to know me, for sticking up for me, for seeing me as human being.”
As Celebuzz! previously reported, things between Taylor and the Kardashian-West clan went sour in 2016 when Kim, 37, publicly called out the “Blank Space” songstress for lying about never consenting to being mentioned in the “Famous” line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex Why? I made that b***h famous.”
Kim leaked video footage she took of a phone call that took place between Taylor and Kanye, 41, on Snapchat following an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians about the drama.
“I never talk s**t about anyone publicly, especially in interviews. But I was just like I had so had it. I just felt like I wanted to defend him in it because it’s like, she legitimately says, ‘As soon as I get on that Grammy red carpet I’m going to tell all the press. Like I was in on it,’” she said. “I feel like I’ve had it with people blatantly treating my husband a certain way, making him look a certain way. Kanye is always so honest and speaks his mind. And you know, when we were first dating, people would always talk s**t and he always had my back. At this point, I really don’t give a f**k so I’ll do whatever to protect my husband.”
Taylor later clapped back with a statement of her own. Responding to the leaked footage, she wrote on social media:
Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world. Of course I wanted to like the song. I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me that I would love the song. I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did. While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination. I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.